Outcast – Second Contact will be released on November 14th for Windows, Xbox
One, and PlayStation 4, offering a complete remake of the original Outcast (time
for a nostalgic music
break). Alleviating concerns you play as the villain, they offer a new
Hero trailer showing
off the updated version of game. Here are some details, including word on a
preorder bonus and an additional discount for owners of the original game:
Alone on an unknown planet, without equipment, with no trace of his
companions and without even the slightest idea on how to complete his mission:
that's the complicated situation Cutter Slade finds himself in when he awakens
on Adelpha, an alien world as beautiful as it is dangerous.
“This mission will be a snap, commander! It's just a simple repair operation!
What could go wrong? Well, let's count. I lost my crew, can't find the probe, my
equipment is being used by the natives as rosary beads and I have one backpack
with my HK-P12 and 30 rounds of ammo. I believe that places this mission
somewhere just south of FUBAR.”
— Cutter Slade
But the one the extra-terrestrials call "Ulukai" is not without resources -
quite the opposite. As an American Navy SEAL, Cutter is highly trained and has a
pronounced love of adventure. His strong character and unconventional methods
created serious problems for him back on Earth, so now the Second Contact
mission is his chance to redeem himself. Fully immersing himself in an alien
civilisation and culture, Cutter will have to negotiate with affluent merchants,
rally rebel forces, fight the army of the tyrant Fae Rhan and survive in hostile
territory. The future of 2 worlds depends on him!
Buy Outcast – Second Contact before November 29th and enjoy bonuses: on
PlayStation®Store you will receive the original soundtrack and the Golden
Weapons Pack (DLC), on Xbox Store you will receive the Golden Weapons Pack
(DLC). On Steam, you will receive a 15% discount for the game and for the fans
of the very beginning that own Outcast 1.1 you'll receive an additional 30%
Excellent game, well ahead of its time. Great story, fantastic world building and some really interesting missions and events. The world is separated into separate areas and accomplishing goals in one area affects the others e.g. disrupt the mining operations and the enemy weapons will be weaker, disrupt the food supply and the enemies themselves will be weaker.
I miss the look of voxel engine as nothing else quite looked like it at the time, but clearly the graphics have improved so much it's irrelevant. The orchestral score is one of the best I've ever heard and really captures the mood of exploration and wonder.
Played it again a couple of years ago and it was just as good. Will definitely be purchasing this, though that doesn't seem possible on Steam at the moment for some reason.