Fear Effect Reinvented is a new project from French studio Sushee that aims to bring the cult-classic PlayStation stealth series to modern-day consoles. It will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, all of which were considered after the series started making a comeback through the Square Enix Collective.
Sushee found the chance to remake the game thanks to the success of its own original entry in the series, Fear Effect Sedna. Through the Square Enix Collective, it was able to raise funding and secure the launch of its original game.
Fear Effect Reinvented is the result of convincing Square Enix to push the reboot even further.
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.
Fear not, however. Those original fixed camera angles will remain in place, albeit playing host to some brand new high-definition visuals.
The original game is remembered as a project of the post-Metal Gear Solid world, one of the few copycat games that managed to secure a long-term fanbase in the “cinematic stealth” genre. It did so by creating character models and voice acting that looked more in tune with classic animation.
The sequel, looking to secure a whole other audience, added a lesbian relationship between the protagonist and her new partner. No word on how Sushee plans to incorporate that angle into the new games just yet.
Fear Effect Reinvented will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.