In a year when everything’s turning a little cyberpunk, there really couldn’t be better timing for a restoration of point-and-click adventure Blade Runner. Well, guess what’s happening.
Thanks to a partnership between Alcon Entertainment and Nightdive Studios, Blade Runner will make its way onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam sometime later this year (as revealed by The Hollywood Reporter). Nightdive Studios previously restored System Shock and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter via its KEX game engine, so Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition should be in pretty safe hands.
Made by developer Westwood in 1997, the Blade Runner game is based on the 1982 Ridley Scott film, but isn’t a direct adaptation – although some of the film’s characters and locations do appear in the game. The story follows detective Ray McCoy as he tracks down replicants across 2019 Los Angeles in a largely randomised adventure.