Nightdive Studios is proving itself the specialist in remastering classic PC games, thanks to the excellent likes of Doom 64, Turok 1 and 2, and System Shock: Remastered – the studio’s first full remake. Now the developer is teasing ’90s FPS classic PowerSlave as the next game to get the remaster treatment.
PowerSlave – also known as Exhumed (its much better European name) or Seireki 1999: Pharaoh no Fukkatsu – was a Build Engine FPS released on PC, PlayStation 1, and SEGA Saturn between 1996-1997. It was pretty hard to find until it got a shock re-release on GOG last year, but only the inferior MS-DOS version with terrible controls and weird design.
Now Nightdive Studios CEO Stephen Kick tweeted a tease suggesting that PowerSlave/Exhumed would be the next game to get his studio’s remaster treatment – a close-up shot that’s clearly one of PowerSlave’s Egyptian-themed symbols. Given that Nightdive is particularly known for first-person games and its own Blood: Remastered also uses the Build Engine, a remaster of PowerSlave/Exhumed would fit well into its catalogue.