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So horror fans in this period we knew as E3 are in for a treat. This year’s Summer of Gaming threw up a nice surprise with an unexpected release by Nightdive Studios. We knew they had been exceptionally busy not only with a series of remasters but also with the remake of System Shock. Now we have news that they’ve returned to a classic from over two decades ago. The title in question is The Thing, which is based on the John Carpenter film of the same name. The game originally launched on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC in 2002. Gematsu has a quote from Larry Kuperman the studio’s director of business development. In a press release, he states.

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. 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.

Larry Kuperman Nightdive Studios

We also have a list of key features for the game which are listed below.

  • Return to U.S. Outpost #31 – Continue the story of The Thing and face off against terrifying monsters, from scuttling head-spiders and human-like walkers to gigantic multi-tentacled level bosses.
  • Who Goes There? – Command a squad of up to four NPCs from Soldier, Medic, and Engineer character classes through the game’s 11 frightening levels.
  • The Warmest Place to Hide – Someone in your squad may not be who they appear to be. The shape-shifting alien hides inside an imitation, so keep a watchful eye.
  • Don’t Lose It – Gain the trust of your squad members and minimize their fear levels lest they become defiant or, worse, succumb to paranoia.
  • Ultimate Alien Terror – Upgraded models, textures, and animations hand-crafted by Nightdive, plus enhanced lighting and atmospheric effects.
  • Stunning Visuals – Up to 4K 120 frames per second visuals on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
  • Checkmate – Trophies and Achievements on Windows PC via Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles.

What We Know About The Thing

Well, we have the trailer which we can see above. From the trailer description, we know the game is set to launch this year. We can see from the Steam listing what the PC requirements are which can be seen below.

Minimum

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 (64-Bit Required)
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X @ 3.5GHz or better
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 TI (2GB) or AMD HD 7750 (1GB) or better
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 5 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card or onboard sound

Recommended

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 (64-Bit Required)
Processor: Intel Core i5-6600k @ 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB) or AMD RX Vega 56 (8GB) or better
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 5 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card or onboard sound

So is this a game you played back in 2002 or will this be your first introduction to the title? For those who recall the original will you be jumping back into the remaster later this year? We see from the news it’s going to be available on every platform.

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