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Nightdive Studios Announces The Thing: Remastered for PC and Consoles

Remastered Edition of Cult-Classic Survival Horror Game Serves as a Continuation of Universal Pictures’ Genre-Defining 1982 Film, The Thing.

Today at the inaugural IGN Live, Nightdive Studios — renowned video game remaster developer and subsidiary of Atari, one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — announced a gruesome return to the chilling setting of one of the most influential horror films of all time with The Thing: Remastered. Created in collaboration with Universal Products & Experiences, Nightdive Studios will release The Thing: Remastered digitally on Windows PC via Steam, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch later this year.

Where the film ends, a new terror begins.

The Thing: Remastered is a faithful restoration of the cult-classic 2002 third-person survival horror shooter game inspired by Universal Pictures’ genre-defining 1982 film, The Thing. Nightdive Studios has upgraded this horrifying classic for the modern era through its proprietary KEX Engine for play on current-generation gaming devices up to a 4K resolution at 120FPS. Improvements to character models, textures, and animations have been hand-crafted by Nightdive Studios, with the implementation of advanced 3D rendering for updated lighting and atmospheric effects — for a suspenseful and disgustingly detailed remaster that reanimates the thrilling game for modern audiences.

The Thing: Remastered – Official Reveal Trailer | IGN Live 2024

In the frozen arctic tundra, a mysterious shape-shifting alien has wiped out the crew of the U.S. Outpost #31 research facility. In The Thing: Remastered, players step into the boots of Captain J.F. Blake, the leader of a United States Army Special Forces rescue team sent to investigate the blood-curdling events that transpired in the original The Thing film. Trapped by the elements and at risk of infection by a horrific entity, Blake must keep his squad together to survive by gaining their trust and ensuring that their fear and paranoia don’t get the best of them … or himself.

The Thing: Remastered Key Features:

  • 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 120FPS visuals on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
  • Checkmate: Trophies and Achievements on Windows PC via Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles.

The Thing: Remastered will be released later this year digitally on Windows PC via Steam and GOG, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

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