Nightdive Studios is a developer that’s best known for its remasters of classic titles such as System Shock, Forsaken, and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil. It should come as no surprise that one of its next projects is something of a similar vein.
Confirmed via a store listing and unlisted trailer courtesy of GOG, PowerSlave Exhumed is an HD remaster of Lobotomy Software’s classic first-person shooter centered around the ancient Egyptian city of Karnak, which is under siege by extraterrestrial insect-like aliens called the Kilmaat.
According to GOG’s listing, the game will be updated with various features that include new widescreen/HD resolutions, modern gamepad support, SMAA antialiasing, and anistrophic texture filtering. PowerSlave Exhumed players can also expect the addition of achievements, as well as Vulkan/Direct X 11 graphics API support and smooth object interpolation for high refresh rate monitors.
The original PowerSlave was released under three different titles (PowerSlave in the U.S., Exhumed in Europe, and Seireki 1999: Pharaoh no Fukkatsu in Japan) and received a PlayStation port in 1997 that was substantially different than its Sega Saturn counterpart. Both of these versions have been combined in PowerSlave Exhumed “to bring the best of both worlds.”
Destination: The ancient Egyptian city of Karnak. Alien forces possessing horrifying powers have sealed off the once thriving community from all outside contact. As a covert operations specialist, you have been trained for all forms of contingencies. Nothing can prepare you, however, for the nightmare you are about to enter…