Outcast: Second Contact, a remake of the 1999-released cult PC game Outcast, will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in March 2017, Bigben Interactive and Appeal Studio announced.
The remake features “cutting-edge graphics and reworked controls.” Players take on the role of Cutter Slade as he explores the landscapes of Planet Adelpha in attempt to pierce its secrets in order to prevent a terrible catastrophe, and along the way uncover a number of things that will “surprise even fans of the original.”
Here’s an overview of the game, via Appeal:
Outcast takes place in the near future when Humanity has just discovered the existence of a parallel world, Adelpha. The American government, which was behind the discovery, sends a probe there to investigate. The experiment is a success but a native of Adelpha, a Talan, attacks the probe and causes a distortion of space-time that threatens to destroy the Earth.
You are Cutter Slade, a former Special Forces operative, assigned to escort a group of scientists sent to locate and repair the probe. Nothing goes as planned, however, and you find yourself embarked on an adventure on an unknown planet, with the future of two worlds in your hands.
Outcast: Second Contact will be presented for the first time at Gamescom 2016 next week.
View the first screenshots at the gallery.