One of the nicer bits of news this week was the announcement that System Shock 3 is finally being made, following the resolution of the legal quandary surrounding the assets and the IP.
Otherside Entertainment are the studio tasked with making the sequel to the iconic Looking Glass series, and today they’ve put out a cool teaser site that’s worth your attention.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Otherside’s work, they’re the studio responsible for reviving the Ultima Underworld series through the Kickstarter project Underworld Ascendant. I’m not entirely sure how the new studio is going to cope with their own Kickstarter game and System Shock 3 at the same time, but they’re working on it all the same.
But we’re not focusing on Underworld Ascendant today; we’re focusing on System Shock 3, and specifically SHODAN. The wonderfully devilish AI is the star of the teaser site that’s just gone up this afternoon, and she’s all too happy to remind you about your mortality and how delightfully unimportant your presence is.
“Did you think I’d forgotten you, insect,” the static tones of SHODAN cries out.
That’s all there is at the moment, although it’s nice to see that they’ve got the SHODAN voice bang on. I’d have been a little gutted if they hadn’t nailed that, to be honest; SHODAN’s the heart and soul of this game.
It’ll be fun to see what they do with the sequel. Personally, I wouldn’t mind if they consolidated the three original classes, as long as they made the skills available through branching trees or some other form of progression. It was always fun working out just how far you were going to go down your chosen career path while skulking around the decks of the Von Braun.
What would you like Otherside to do with System Shock 3?