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Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster coming to consoles and PC in early 2024

Infiltrate the Galactic Empire in February.

Star Wars: Dark Forces Rematser
Image credit: Nightdive Studios

Nightdive Studios has announced a release date for Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster.

Announced earlier this year, and releasing in February, Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster has been fully remastered through the studio's proprietary KEX engine, allowing the game to run on modern devices at up to 4K resolution at 120FPS. The remaster features upgraded gameplay, high-resolution textures, enhanced lighting and rendering, and support for console gamepads with platform-specific features.

Cover image for YouTube videoStar Wars™: Dark Forces Remaster - Reveal Trailer
Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster - Announcement Trailer

Originally developed and published by LucasArts, Dark Forces was released in 1995 for DOS and Mac and in 1996 for PlayStation as the first FPS for the series. In it, you take on the role of Kyle Katarn, a defector of the Galactic Empire turned mercenary for hire who joins the Rebel Alliance's covert operations division. Tasked with infiltrating the Galactic Empire, you discover the secret Dark Trooper Project that finds the Empire producing a series of Imperial battle droids and power-armored stormtroopers. It is up to you, Katarn, and the Rebel Alliance to intervene.

Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster gameplay features first-person ground combat with ten weapons and twenty types of enemies, with advanced 3D rendering enabling realistic lighting and atmospheric effects.

You can experience up to 4K 120FPS visuals on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, and enjoy modern gamepad support featuring a new weapon wheel, rumble, and motion/gyro controls.

The game also comes with Trophies and Achievements on Windows PC via Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles.

Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster releases on the aforementioned systems alongside Nintendo Switch on February 28, 2024.

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