With a March launch window already locked in, we received’t want to attend for much longer to expertise developer Nightdive’s System Shock remake. The 1994 immersive sim is receiving greater than only a facelift, although, as Nightdive have launched extra new clips of the game in motion over on their Kickstarter blog. Nightdive’s first weblog publish of the yr offers us recent appears on the game’s enemy variants, visible updates, and most significantly, its bloody cool dismemberment system.
In their weblog publish, Nightdive wrote, “As you understand dismemberment has been a excessive precedence for us, and each enemy is receiving a totally customized dismemberment mannequin – there are lots of enemies and the quantity of effort being spent on that is staggering.”
You can see the small clip showcasing the dismemberment system on the Avian Mutant (the little bat-like critters) on the very backside of the post, the place Nightdive exhibit how every particular limb comes aside via cautious aiming, in addition to how a whole mutant shatters when subjected to an explosion.
There are a number of different first appears all through the publish, together with the Citadel’s makeover, stronger enemy variants, and a few nice-looking results for the plasma rifle. We even get our first take a look at a model new enemy sort, a “call-back to an authentic we initially omitted,” Nightdive say.
Short clips are all good enjoyable, however how does it play? Ed loved his time with System Shock final August, saying: “The game had the magnetic pull of the most effective immersive sims. No matter how annoyed I used to be at a few of its extra apparent antiquities, I used to be completely bought on System Shock’s world.” Although, Ed was “not sure whether or not it’ll land fairly as effectively for newcomers.”
It’s been a protracted await the futuristic remake because of some a rebooted dev cycle. But followers received’t want to attend for much longer to dismember mutants as System Shock arrives in March 2023.