System Shock Remake: New Trailer Revealed, Development ‘Largely Complete’

We’re inching closer and closer to the release of the long-awaited System Shock remake, as the game got a new trailer as part of today’s PC Gaming Show.

Today’s trailer opened with a voiceover from the antagonist SHODAN breaking the fourth wall by introducing the trailer to the audience. What followed was new footage of System Shock’s first-person gameplay, showcasing shooting, electric swordplay, and some puzzles on the colorful cyberpunk Citadel space station.

The original System Shock released on PC in 1994. It’s a horror game set on a spacestation in 2072 called Citadel Station, and players control a hacker tasked with ruining the plans of a rogue AI named SHODAN. No release date for the remake was given, but director of business development Larry Kuperman said development is “largely complete.”

“You can play through it from beginning to end, all weapons and enemies are in place and working,” Kuperman said. “What remains to be done is what is termed ‘polish.’ Our goal is that the release version is as close to perfection as possible.”

Nightdive Studios first launched its Kickstarter campaign for the System Shock remake back in 2016. After setting a goal of $900,000, the project has raised over $1.3 million in total. If you want a small taste of the game, a demo is currently available on Steam.

For more, you can read up on the live-action System Shock series currently in the works.

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Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPplant.

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