Nightdive Studios has revealed when you'll be able to check out its remaster of Star Wars: Dark Forces. The latest version of the first-person shooter is scheduled to hit PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC on February 29, 2024.
The Nightdive team used its KEX engine to revitalize Star Wars: Dark Forces for modern gaming platforms, on which it will be able to run at up to 4K resolution at 120fps. The studio is promising updated lighting and atmospheric effects thanks to advanced 3D rendering. Controller users can take advantage of a weapon wheel and rumble features, along with gyro controls. Of course, you'll be able to earn trophies and achievements too.
Mark your calendars... Star Wars™: Dark Forces Remaster is set to release on February 28, 2024 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC! 💫✨ pic.twitter.com/jjnrlSpz5h
— Nightdive Studios (@NightdiveStudio) October 24, 2023
LucasArts originally released the first FPS game in the Star Wars franchise in 1995. The game sees you take control of Kyle Katarn, a mercenary who joins the Rebel Alliance after defecting from the Galactic Empire. Katarn discovers that the Empire is developing the Dark Trooper Project, under which it's attempting to amass an army of battle droids and stormtroopers with power armor. As far as gameplay goes, it was one of many titles from around that time that took a page (or 12) out of Doom's playbook.
Nightdive is well known for modernizing old games for new consoles. The studio also has remasters of System Shock 2 and Turok 3 in the pipeline.