After multiple delays and various obstacles in development, developer Nightdive Studios has finally released an official trailer for their much-awaited title, System Shock Remake. The trailer states that the title will release on May 30.
A first-person shooter game akin to the popular BioShock series, System Shock was initially released in 1994. The studio had started development for the remake in 2015 but it wasn’t until 2022 that they had something concrete to share with their fans. Almost 8 years later, we finally have the System Shock Remake release date.
The trailer features the Citadel, a space station in which the game takes place. Along with cinematics, the developer has also shared a few gameplay moments, displaying several enemies and bosses in the upcoming game. The enemies range from monsters, aliens, and robots that players will have to shoot, crush, and destroy in order to gain victory over the lead antagonist of the game, an AI named Shodan.
The gameplay footage from the System Shock Remake trailer looks gory and violent, keeping true with the original game. The developer, however, does not offer any concrete clues in terms of storyline. The graphic style is strongly reminiscent of 1990’s video games and has a retro-refined look to it.
Surprisingly, the developer has also shared a first-look trailer for the sequel of 1994’s System Shock, i.e., System Shock 2 that was released in 1997. The new System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition, as the developer has dubbed it, is a direct sequel to System Shock. Nightdive Studios has not yet disclosed any information regarding the release of the sequel. As this trailer highlights the words ‘work in progress’ clearly in every frame, it would be safe to assume that we won’t be getting our hands on the reworked sequel this year.
System Shock Remake is set to launch on May 30, 2023, on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.