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A leaked Quakecon 2021 event from last week suggested that id Software would be releasing a “revitalized” version of its classic 1996 FPS, Quake, in cooperation with Wolfenstein studio MachineGames. That appears to definitely be happening.

As spotted on the official ESRB site, a new Quake game was recently rated for the Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series platforms. A separate rating from The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea has also confirmed that the new Quake game is a remaster of some sort (“Quake Remastered”).

“This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a soldier that travels through time to stop an evil force from destroying humanity,” ESRB’s rating summary reads.

“Players traverse through maze-like medieval enviornments and use shotguns, nail guns, and grenade launchers to kill various enemies (e.g., zombies, demonic forces, scorpions, humans) in frenetic run-and-gun combat.”

That sure sounds like Quake, alright. According to the leaked QuakeCon 2021 event, id Software and MachineGames will likely unveil their remastered Quake title tomorrow on Friday, August 20.

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Battles are accompanied by gunfire sounds, screams of pain, and large explosions. Large blood-splatter effects occur frequently, and several attack cause enemies to explode into bloody chunks. Some areas depict mutilated body parts on the ground or falling from ceilings.

Source: ESRB, GRAC

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