System Shock Remake and Quake 2 Enhanced Edition developer Nightdive Studios is working on a remaster of Star Wars: Dark Forces. It’s coming to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch. Check out the trailer below, which showcases enhanced visuals and remastered cutscenes.
Running on the studio’s KEX Engine with 4K, 120 FPS support and advanced 3D rendering, it also supports modern gamepads and Trophies/Achievements. Considering the original title first launched in February 1995 for MS-DOS, seeing the classic art style updated like this is pretty cool.
A release date hasn’t been announced for the remaster, but Nightdive will reveal it later this year. Set during the original trilogy, Star Wars: Dark Forces focuses on mercenary Kyle Katarn, who discovers the Dark Trooper Project run by the Empire. Fighting for the Rebel Alliance, he seeks to oppose the project’s powerful new creations. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.