Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Tomorrow

After a couple of delays, the Steam Listing for Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition now shows June 23rd as the release date for Nightdive Studios' remake of Westwood Studios' classic. This is a point-and-click adventure game set in the far-flung dystopian future of 2019. It was originally released in 1997, and was thought to be lost, like tears in rain. But the experts at Nightdive have completed a renovation and are ready to unleash it on the world. Here's what to expect:
Westwood Studios, the company that brought Real-Time to strategy games with Command & Conquer, brings Real-Time to adventure games with the science fiction classic, Blade Runner.

Armed with your investigative skills and the tools of the Blade Runner trade, you'll be immersed in a world that lives and breathes around you with breakthrough lighting and visual effects. Your ability to survive will be put to the test in the richest game environment ever created.

Immerse yourself in the dark, gritty world of Los Angeles 2019, where you become both the hunter and the hunted.
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Jun 23, 2022, 00:41
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sauron wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 18:28:
fujiJuice wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 12:26:
fujiJuice wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 12:12:
That's exciting.

Releases tomorrow but no price, is that because no-preorders?

$9.99 on the Switch. https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/blade-runner-enhanced-edition-switch/

Double exciting. Great price point.


I had the original but the graphics suuuucked even back then. I love the movies and love the Switch (and the Deck) and if this is any good it's a must-buy.

it was never meant to be realistic. they were going for that CGI film look with pre-rendered back grounds. it's no more dated than any of the toy story films.
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Jun 22, 2022, 21:46
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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Tomorrow Jun 22, 2022, 21:46
Jun 22, 2022, 21:46
 
I hope they paid the developers of ScummVM who did the actual work (for free) of getting this running. Same to the developers of the AI upscaler they very clearly used. They game is on GOG if you want the original at a good price.

I love Open Source, but the amount of companies that take advantage of that hard work is very disheartening.
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Jun 22, 2022, 19:04
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sauron wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 18:28:
I had the original but the graphics suuuucked even back then. I love the movies and love the Switch (and the Deck) and if this is any good it's a must-buy.

I have the original discs, I think it is several, but unfortunately bought it after it was easily playable or easy to look at and so never advanced very far into it.
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Jun 22, 2022, 18:28
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fujiJuice wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 12:26:
fujiJuice wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 12:12:
That's exciting.

Releases tomorrow but no price, is that because no-preorders?

$9.99 on the Switch. https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/blade-runner-enhanced-edition-switch/

Double exciting. Great price point.


I had the original but the graphics suuuucked even back then. I love the movies and love the Switch (and the Deck) and if this is any good it's a must-buy.
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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Tomorrow
Jun 22, 2022, 16:29
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$10 would be acceptable for a 25 year old game.

More than that? Either wait for a sale or hoist your Jolly Roger and set sail!
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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Tomorrow
Jun 22, 2022, 13:30
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That's awesome! I still own the original on disc. Had great atmosphere that captured the movie perfect.
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Jun 22, 2022, 12:26
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fujiJuice wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 12:12:
That's exciting.

Releases tomorrow but no price, is that because no-preorders?

$9.99 on the Switch. https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/blade-runner-enhanced-edition-switch/

Double exciting. Great price point.
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Jun 22, 2022, 12:22
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I’d forgotten it was lost and how they revived it. From the wiki

Re-release[edit]
Speaking in 2015 regarding a possible re-release of the game via Steam or GOG.com, Louis Castle explained the source code and assets were lost when Westwood moved its studio from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, thus making a re-release or a HD remaster impossible. Even if the code was found, to restore almost a terabyte of assets, whether for new pre-rendered backdrops or full real-time 3D, would cost tens of millions of dollars, making a re-release as unlikely as a sequel.[37] The Blade Runner Partnership and Electronic Arts owned the rights to the game for many years by that point.[21]

However, the game finally made it to GOG.com on December 17, 2019, after an agreement with Alcon Interactive Group and the website, using ScummVM as detailed below.[2]

ScummVM[edit]
Several attempts were made to reverse engineer the game's engine. As it is technically complex with voxel graphics for the in-game actors, video backgrounds, and randomised paths, it took the ultimately successful project with combined efforts eight years to completion.[38] The new Blade Runner engine was included in the game engine collection ScummVM on 13 October 2016 and took another three years till it was ready for public testing on 16 June 2019[39] and was included in ScummVM version 2.1.0.
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Jun 22, 2022, 12:12
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That's exciting.

Releases tomorrow but no price, is that because no-preorders?
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