Square Enix Collective announced today that a true-to-the-original remake of Fear Effect, complete with improved graphics and controls, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2018.
Fear Effect REINVENTED. A true-to-the-original remake with improved graphics and controls. Coming to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 & Switch. pic.twitter.com/Cba0qE31NW
— Fear Effect (@FearEffect) August 21, 2017
Developed by Sushee, the same team handling Fear Effect Sedna, the remake is called Fear Effect Reinvented and comes as a result of the passion from fans, Sushee founder Benjamin Anseaume revealed:
As support for Fear Effect Sedna quickly built up steam, we realised how much love Fear Effect as a franchise still had amongst gamers.
At the same time, we realised that as well as offering established fans something new with Sedna, it would be great to introduce fresh players to Fear Effect by remaking that first great adventure. Fear Effect Reinvented will capture the same spirit and atmosphere as the original game, but it’ll bring it into the present with drastically improved visuals, tweaked controls, and other exciting extras.
Fear not, however. Those original fixed camera angles will remain in place, albeit playing host to some brand new high-definition visuals.
Fear Effect was released in 2000 and dropped you into the dark underbelly of Hong Kong as you hunt for the kidnapped daughter of a powerful Triad leader.
More details on Fear Effect Reinvented will be out this year.
In an interview with Games Industry, Square Enix London’s Phil Elliott confirmed that there won’t be a crowd-funding campaign for Reinvented because they’re “confident that there will be interest – especially given the momentum generated by Sedna.”