System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition has been announced following a 20th anniversary stream. The stream itself was a moment for the developers to come together and celebrate the iconic title.
The stream was put on by Nightdive Studios, a team responsible for bringing some beloved retro games to the future, including the original System Shock. The 1994 title was re-released in 2015 with improved visuals and performance, as well as an improved resolution, and even included the game in its original form.
— Nightdive Studios (@NightdiveStudio) August 12, 2019
While the only information about the System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition is a single tweet, it’s enough to get fans excited. Judging from the reception of the original’s Enhanced Edition, it’s safe to assume that Nightdive Studios will do the game justice with this re-release.
Stephen Kick, CEO of Nightdive Studios, also revealed that the DotA announcer would be out around the same time that System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition becomes available. For those who may have forgotten, Kick made an announcement on the DotA 2 subreddit that a SHODAN Announcer pack was in the works. While we may have had to wait four years, at least the project hasn’t been abandoned.
The System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition would make for the second System Shock game currently in development at Nightdive Studios. The team is already hard at work creating System Shock, a reboot of the franchise that was Kickstarted in June of 2016. This reboot is being created in Unity and is set to feature a world as we remember it. The enemies will be re-imagined by the original concept artists, Robb Waters, while Terri Brosius will slip back into the role of the terrifying SHODAN.
It’s a good time to be a System Shock fan. For those that haven’t played the sequel, it could be worth holding off on a playthrough for when the Enhanced Edition launches. Now we just wait for a release date.