The Thing: Remastered announced

The Thing: Remastered

Nightdive Studios has announced The Thing: Remastered, a newly remastered version of the 2002 game developed by Computer Artworks.

The Thing: Remastered is coming to Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4, and PS5 sometime later this year.

“Many of us at Nightdive Studios are ardent fans of the horror genre, so it’s been an incredible honor to work within the world of the iconic The Thing,” said Larry Kuperman, Nightdive Studios’ Director of Business Development. “The 1982 film is a masterpiece and truly one of the most impactful pieces of art in the horror genre. With The Thing: Remastered, we’re honoring that legacy and Computer Artworks’ incredible game inspired by the story that further expanded the lore.”

Here’s a rundown on the new remaster, plus its reveal trailer:

No One Survives Alone.

The 2002 third-person survival horror shooter that serves as a sequel to John Carpenter’s genre-defining 1982 film is back, remastered by Nightdive Studios to bring this innovative blend of fast paced squad action meets survival horror to the modern era. Including Antialiasing, Per Pixel Lighting, 4K Resolution and up to 144 FPS.

Where the movie ended, the true terror begins.

You are Cpt J.F. Blake, leader of a U.S. Special Forces rescue team sent to investigate the blood-curdling events and enigmatic deaths of the American scientific team that transpired at the Outpost 31 research facility located in the frozen wastelands of Antarctica. Within these inhospitable surroundings your team encounters a strange shape-shifting alien life-form that assumes the appearance of people that it kills. Trapped by the elements and infected by this horrific entity, using all your team members is critical if you hope to accomplish your objectives, let alone survive. If you only knew which ones were still human…

Key Features:

  • In 20 frightening levels, lead your team against terrifying monsters, from the scuttling head-spiders and human-like walkers to gigantic multi-tentacled beasts.
  • Advanced trust/fear interface adds a new level of interaction – How you influence your teams psychological state determines whether or not they will co-operate with you.
  • Experience brand new dynamic lighting, specular mapping, shadows, depth of field complemented by improved models, textures and environments to create a deep level of immersion.
  • Use awesome firepower like machine guns, explosives and flamethrowers to torch your enemies.
  • Brand new Achievements.
  • Quality of Life gameplay enhancements to improve your experience.
  • Choose multiple paths to solve problems that lie ahead and accomplish goals.


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