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System Shock Enhanced Edition on GOG.com

GOG.com announces they are now offering System Shock, a version of the action/RPG classic updated by Night Dive Studios, and devoid of DRM, as is the GOG.com way. The changes to what they are calling the Enhanced Edition include mouse look and support for widescreen monitors (though not at particularly high resolution), though the release also includes a classic mode with no changes other than support for modern computers. There will be a live stream discussing the game on Twitch tomorrow at noon EDT. This trailer offers a look at the enhanced version of the game, and here's word, including details on a discount for those who already own the GOG.com edition of System Shock 2:
On release, System Shock forever changed the face of action gaming - it ushered an era of storytelling, choices, and RPG elements - directly influencing all-time classics like Deus Ex and Bioshock. Today, the legend returns in better shape than ever.

"With System Shock: Enhanced Edition, we're implementing game-changing improvements, including mouselook, widescreen, and a high resolution display mode," says Stephen Kick, CEO of Night Dive Studios. "The classic game has never been more accessible to a modern audience."

The re-release supports resolutions up to 1024x768 (compared to the original 640x480), and a native 854x480 widescreen mode. Gameplay was also streamlined with a toggleable mouselook mode, including more intuitive inventory and item management. Combined with assorted bug-fixes and remappable controls, System Shock is now truly enhanced.

Some gaming experiences are truly worth preserving. Gamers can also return to the authentic 90's gameplay with System Shock: Classic - ready for modern systems, completely unaltered in all other aspects. Both releases are available in a single package, with a 40% discount for all System Shock 2 owners on GOG.com - and 20% off for everyone. The discounted offer will last until Tuesday, September 29, 6:59 AM GMT.