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Outcast: Second Contact launching March 2017, Gamescom reveal planned:

Bigben Interactive and Appeal Studio has announced 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.

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What is Outcast: Second Contact?  Well, 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.”

The remake is being done by the the same studio of the original game (Appeal) and will feature cutting-edge graphics and refined controls for optimum immersion.

Outcast: Second Contact will be presented for the first time at Gamescom 2016 next week.

The original Outcast released to hefty praise in 1999 for its revolutionary open-world design. However, commercially the game failed to live up the the publisher’s expectations, only shipping 400,000 units worldwide.

My Opinion:

Looks stellar. I’m always thrilled to play a remake of a classic I never got to play.


Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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