The legendary adventure game gets a makeover.
Blade Runner has always had something of a special place in cinema. Originally a financial flop after extensive studio meddling, the film’s reputation continued to grow and be influential to science fiction ever since. Despite Blade Runner being a financial failure, it’s managed to get several continuations, with one being the 1997 video game that shares the same name. And now that game will get another time in the sun.
It was announced by Nightdive Studios and Alcon Entertainment they will release Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition. It will be a remastered version of the original PC title, using the KEX game engine that was used in the remasters of Turok and System Shock that Nightdive also worked on.
Despite sharing the same name as the 1982 film, the game is actually a sidequel following detective Ray McCoy as he hunts replicants (essentially cyborgs). It’s events intersects with the film’s plot and characters. It was highly praised at the time of its release for strong writing and an innovative take on the point-and-click adventure genre. The Enhanced Edition will release sometime this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. You can get the original, unaltered PC release via GOG now.