The 1997 point-and-click adventure title blade runner arrived in a restored “enhanced edition”.
Independent video game publisher Nightdive Studios, known for restoring classic video games such as System shock and Turok: Dinosaur Hunterhas teamed up with production company Alcon Entertainment to bring the classic game, based on the iconic 1982 film, to fans via PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, as well as a PC version via the Steam online storefront.
The game dropped on Wednesday to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Harrison Ford’s classic, which arrived in theaters on June 25.
Originally released by Westwood Studios, blade runner was one of the most innovative adventure games of its time, praised for its careful recreation of Ridley Scott’s film. At the time, the blade runner The game delivered groundbreaking graphics, an original musical score, and an original branching narrative intertwined with the events of Harrison Ford’s classic.
“Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition has been a labor of love for the Nightdive team, and one of our most requested and revered titles to date,” Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick said in a statement. “We are thrilled to finally share our game with the fans; we expect them to be very satisfied.
The original Westwood blade runner videos have been rebuilt and upscaled to 4K resolution and 60 FPS, along with a variety of new features such as modern HD display, keyboard and gamepad support, and a new KIA hint interface, according to the game studio. Nightdive also provided the original foreign language translations, offering the game in Spanish, German, French, and Italian, along with Chinese subtitles.
Genuine Entertainment’s Joe LeFavi, who is co-producing the game alongside Nightdive and Alcon, brokered the partnership to bring Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition to fans. LeFavi previously produced the companion art book for 2017 Blade Runner 2049, The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049.
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition is available now and costs $9.99.