A remake of the 1999 PC adventure game, Outcast: Second Contact is releasing in March 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Bigben Interactive and developer Appeal Studio announced today.
In addition to expanding on the original Outcast, Second Contact will be in full HD and “uses cutting-edge graphics and reworked controls for optimum immersion.” Playing as Cutter Slade, a former Special Forces operative, you travel the planet of Adelpha to try to prevent a catastrophe, “and along the way will uncover many things that will even surprise fans of the original.”
Outcast takes place in the near future when Humanity has just discovered the existence of a parallel world, Adelpha. The American government, which was behind the discovery, sends a probe there to investigate. The experiment is a success but a native of Adelpha, a Talan, attacks the probe and causes a distortion of space-time that threatens to destroy the Earth.
You are Cutter Slade, a former Special Forces operative, assigned to escort a group of scientists sent to locate and repair the probe. Nothing goes as planned, however, and you find yourself embarked on an adventure on an unknown planet, with the future of two worlds in your hands.
Outcast: Second Contact will be presented to the public for the first time next week at gamescom 2016.