Another 90’s remake on the way
Fear Effect Reinvented by French Studio Sushee is a “true-to-the-original” remake of the first title which released back in 2000 exclusively on the initial PlayStation One console and is coming to PC and consoles, including the Nintendo Switch.
The announcement itself came via Twitter by ForeverEntertainment:
ForeverEntertainment also released the first video teaser of the game through their YouTube channel:
As part of Square Enix Collective, the division that specializes in indie game development, the game will pretty much be a full recreation of the original title, with the biggest improvements coming in the form of the graphics and controls, as explained by Sushee creative director, Thibaut Romaggi in an interview with Gameindustry.biz:
“Working on the improved graphics will be the biggest challenge. In the 1999 game, lots of the atmosphere relied on imagination – the low definition textures forced the players to create images in their heads. With today’s high definition, a lot of the work we’ll do will be creating high definition objects and textures, while staying true to the original atmosphere.
We won’t be making a simple remake, we want to stay as close as possible to the original, but important aspects of the game will evolve. Graphic, of course, as you can see in the announcement trailer… we tried to find a very modern, yet respectful artistic direction – and I must say we’re very excited with what we’ve done so far.
The second biggest evolution are the controls. I don’t know if you’ve played Fear Effect and Fear Effect: Retro Helix recently, but – unlike the rest of the game – the controls didn’t age very well. We will propose a more modern experience with more fluid controls. But we’re also thinking about the hardcore fans and we’ll let them play with the old controls.”
To read more about the interview and details on the game, please visit the Gameindustry.biz website here.
Fear Effect Reinvented will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch, as well as PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2018.