×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘System Shock’ Alpha Footage Shows Off New Citadel Station

Fans of the classic “System Shock” can see a newly realized version of the Citadel in the alpha footage of its upcoming remake, released Friday.

“System Shock” originally released in 1994 for various computer operating systems, including Windows and Mac. The original had players navigate the Citadel Station, a space station overtaken by artificial intelligence named SHODAN, frequently regarded as one of the most iconic video game villains of all time.

Nightdive Studios launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2016, in an effort to remake the classic game for the modern era. Many of the exact portions of the Citadel have been remade, which shows just how far graphics have come in the last 24 years.

Some of the updates were shown off in side-by-side comparison in Friday’s post to the Kickstarter page.

Along with the new footage, the explanation given is that “these are the original levels using the original textures from the game,” according to a YouTube comment from Nightdive Studios. “The purpose of this alpha is to rebuild all the levels 1:1 and be able to complete all the objectives necessary to finish the game. There will be many more updates, please stay tuned.”

The first slew of backers received Adventure Alpha access and the feedback thus far has been “extremely positive” according to Stephen Kick, CEO of Nightdive Studios.

The Adventure Alpha “will be reminiscent of the original game with the difficulty set to zero,” according to a post on the game’s Kickstarter page. “You’ll be able to freely traverse Citadel Station without the presence of enemies, pick up items, listen to audio logs, read emails and complete the game’s objectives from start to finish.”

The new Alpha appears to be a return to the original concept of faithfully remaking “System Shock.”

Kick notes that backers already have helped the team identify various issues, such as non-functioning doors and other issues that the studio is patching up in order to release a new build which will be released to more backers soon.

The Cortex Reaver tier ($1,000 or more) and Citadel Crew Member tier ($750 or more) are eligible for Alpha access and those backers should  “look out for an email with an invite into the Alpha,” according to Kick.

The Kickstarter originally launched in June 2016 and exceeded its goal, finishing with $1.3 million raised by over 21,000 backers.

 

More Gaming

  • Mortal Kombat

    New 'Mortal Kombat' Movie to Hit Theaters in 2021

    Warner Bros. has dated its new “Mortal Kombat” movie for March 5, 2021, with James Wan producing and Simon McQuoid directing. “Mortal Kombat” will do battle on its opening date with Sony Pictures’ fantasy adventure “Masters of the Universe,” which Noah Centineo will lead as the Most Powerful Man in the Universe. Pre-production on “Mortal [...]

  • CD Projekt Red Aims to Minimize

    CD Projekt Red Aims to Minimize Crunch for 'Cyberpunk 2077'

    Those in power at CD Projekt Red are promising less crunch on the upcoming “Cyberpunk 2077” in a recent interview with Kotaku, released Friday. Marcin Iwiński, CD Projekt Red’s co-founder, and Adam Badowski, the studio head and director of the game acknowledged that crunch, meaning mandatory overtime, is something they want to avoid while also [...]

  • E3

    Activision, EA Both Forgo E3 Show Floor Presence For 2019

    Major games publishers Activision and Electronic Arts have opted out of maintaining a booth at this year’s E3, as can be seen on the official floor plan for the upcoming event. Both Activision and Electronic Arts (EA) will still be at the event but will have meeting rooms not booths at E3, the annual event [...]

  • Full Sail to Open Largest On-Campus

    Full Sail to Open Largest On-Campus Esports Arena Next Week

    Full Sail University plans to open what it’s calling “the largest on-campus collegiate esports arena in the U.S.” next week, it announced on Friday. Dubbed “The Fortress,” the new arena will be home to Armada, Full Sail’s varsity esports team. Its official opening and a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place the week of May [...]

  • 'Rick and Morty' Getting a D&D

    'Rick and Morty' Getting a D&D Tabletop Game This Fall

    “Rick and Morty” is getting the Dungeons & Dragons treatment later this year in a new tabletop adventure, Wizards of the Coast announced Friday. “Dungeons & Dragons vs Rick and Morty: Tabletop Roleplaying Game Adventure” will include everything those looking to dive into D&D will need to get started. D&D partnered up with Adult Swim [...]

  • 'Rainbow Six Siege' Teases a Stylish

    'Rainbow Six Siege' Teases a Stylish New Operator

    Ubisoft is teasing the start of “Rainbow Six Siege’s” Year 4 Season 2 by giving fans a sneak peek at some of the operators coming to the online tactical shooter. The latest teaser is for a dapper looking defender named Collinn “Warden” McKinley. “Hailing from the state of Kentucky, McKinley rose through the ranks of [...]

  • Minecon 2019 Bringing Community Panels, Biome

    Minecon 2019 Bringing Community Panels, Biome Vote in September

    Minecon is returning in September, and this year “Minecraft” fans can again watch from home, as revealed in a teaser trailer for the event released on Friday. The humorous trailer, shown above, is worth a watch, as the mobs of “Minecraft” are, well, less than interested in promoting the upcoming event. Minecon is a celebration [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content