Sushee Games announced that while they continue to work on their Kickstarted project, Fear Effect: Sedna, they will also be taking on a completely overhauled remake of the 1999 PSX release of Fear Effect.
The original game was a fixed-camera, horror-action game with cheesy cutscenes, over-the-top cinematics, and a bizarre story about a former brothel worker turned into a mercenary who joins up with two other mercenaries in an attempt to capture and ransom off a Triad boss’ daughter. Little did the trio of mercenaries know that the Triad’s daughter is actually a demon sacrifice that must be offered up in order for the Triad boss to become the new ruler of the underworld, and expand hell onto Earth.
Back in the 1990s storylines like that weren’t all that strange or out of the norm at all. Heck, Blood, Doom and Phantasmagoria all featured gamers having to fight against supernatural occults in some form or fashion. Heck, it was likely more odd that you weren’t fighting in hell or against hellspawns back in the day.
Anyway, for the Fear Effect: Reinvented release, Sushee Games plans on keeping everything the same, including the fixed camera angles. Benjamine Anseaume, the founder of Sushee explained in the press release that they will be keeping all of the hallmark features of the old game but will feature newer graphical techniques available from today’s tech, saying in the press release…
“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.”
A 35 second teaser showcasing some of the environmental and shader details, along with a look at the lesbian lead, Hana, gives you a taste of what to expect from the game, visually.
Sushee will be working with Forever Entertainment to develop the game, and Square Enix will be handling the publishing duties through their Collective program, which means that Sushee gets to keep the rights to the game.
I was never a fan of the original game due to its poor pacing, uninteresting combat, and clunky mechanics. However, you can look for the new game to arrive on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch at some point in 2018. For more info feel free to visit the official website.