More than 17 years after it first stormed onto PlayStation, Square Enix Collective just announced that the original Fear Effect game is being reimagined for modern day hardware, all under the watchful eye of some of the series’ biggest fans. Fear Effect Reinvented has now been confirmed for Xbox One and PC. Set for release in 2018, French studio Sushee will be handling the game’s intriguing and enticing rebirth.
If that name sounds familiar, that’s because Sushee is also the outfit behind Fear Effect Sedna, the forthcoming brand new chapter in the Fear Effect saga, backed by thousands of fans of Kickstarter. It was seeing the level of passion within the Fear Effect community, while creating Fear Effect Sedna, that lead Sushee to think seriously about creating a remake of the very game that started it all.
Fear Effect won praise from critics across the board back in 2000, dropping players into the dark underbelly that lies beneath Hong Kong’s brightly lit streets. On the hunt for the daughter of a powerful Triad leader kidnapped by persons unknown, players took control of any one of three mercenaries-Hana, Deke, and Glas-as they explored a world uniquely rendered in full-motion video. It was a visual feast few of its contemporaries at the time could compete with.