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Nightdive Studios Announces The Thing: Remastered for PC and Consoles

Remastered Edition of Cult-Classic Survival Horror Game Serves as a Continuation of Universal Pictures’ Genre-Defining 1982 Film, The Thing

Vancouver, WA (June 7, 2024) – Today at the inaugural IGN Live, Nightdive Studios — renowned video game remaster developer and subsidiary of Atari®, one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — announced a gruesome return to the chilling setting of one of the most influential horror films of all time with The Thing: Remastered. Created in collaboration with Universal Products & Experiences, Nightdive Studios will release The Thing: Remastered digitally on Windows PC via Steam, PlayStation® 4|5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch later this year. 

Where the film ends, a new terror begins!

The Thing: Remastered is a faithful restoration of the cult-classic 2002 third-person survival horror shooter game inspired by Universal Pictures’ genre-defining 1982 film, The Thing. Nightdive Studios has upgraded this horrifying classic for the modern era through its proprietary KEX Engine for play on current-generation gaming devices up to a 4K resolution at 120FPS. Improvements to character models, textures, and animations have been hand-crafted by Nightdive Studios, with the implementation of advanced 3D rendering for updated lighting and atmospheric effects — for a suspenseful and disgustingly detailed remaster that reanimates the thrilling game for modern audiences. 

“Many of us at Nightdive Studios are ardent fans of the horror genre, so it’s been an incredible honor to work within the world of the iconic The Thing,” said Larry Kuperman, Nightdive Studios’ Director of Business Development. “The 1982 film is a masterpiece and truly one of the most impactful pieces of art in the horror genre. With The Thing: Remastered, we’re honoring that legacy and Computer Artworks’ incredible game inspired by the story that further expanded the lore.” 

Watch The Thing: Remastered Announcement Trailer Here:

In the frozen arctic tundra, a mysterious shape-shifting alien has wiped out the crew of the U.S. Outpost #31 research facility. In The Thing: Remastered, players step into the boots of Captain J.F. Blake, the leader of a United States Army Special Forces rescue team sent to investigate the blood-curdling events that transpired in the original The Thing film. Trapped by the elements and at risk of infection by a horrific entity, Blake must keep his squad together to survive by gaining their trust and ensuring that their fear and paranoia don’t get the best of them … or himself. 

The Thing: Remastered Key Features: 

  • Return to U.S. Outpost #31: Continue the story of The Thing and face off against terrifying monsters, from scuttling head-spiders and human-like walkers to gigantic multi-tentacled level bosses 
  • Who Goes There?: Command a squad of up to four NPCs from Soldier, Medic, and Engineer character classes through the game’s 11 frightening levels 
  • The Warmest Place to Hide: Someone in your squad may not be who they appear to be. The shape-shifting alien hides inside an imitation, so keep a watchful eye. 
  • Don’t Lose It: Gain the trust of your squad members and minimize their fear levels lest they become defiant or, worse, succumb to paranoia 
  • Ultimate Alien Terror: Upgraded models, textures, and animations hand-crafted by Nightdive, plus enhanced lighting and atmospheric effects 
  • Stunning Visuals: Up to 4K 120FPS visuals on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S 
  • Checkmate: Trophies and Achievements on Windows PC via Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles

The Thing: Remastered will be released later this year digitally on Windows PC via Steam and GOG, PlayStation® 4|5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

About Nightdive Studios

Nightdive Studios is a dedicated global team of industry veterans committed to restoring the classic PC game titles of the past and making them accessible to a new generation of gamers. Hit titles from Nightdive Studios include System Shock Enhanced Edition, System Shock 2, the remastered Turok trilogy, Shadowman Remastered, Star Wars™: Dark Forces Remaster, PowerSlave Exhumed, Quake II, and its full-fledged remake of the iconic System Shock. Nightdive Studios is a subsidiary of Atari, Inc.

About The Thing

Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell’s outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.

About Universal Products & Experiences

Universal Products & Experiences (UP&E) globally drives the expansion and elevation of NBCUniversal’s iconic collection of brands, intellectual properties, characters, and stories based on the company’s extensive portfolio of properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. The division executes this through innovative physical and digital products, as well as engaging retail and product experiences across our expansive global theme park destinations (for both owned and third-party IP), location-based venues, e-commerce product platforms, and retailers around the world. Along with global brand strategy and creative, UP&E’s lines of business include Consumer Products and Games, along with Theme Parks Products & Retail. UP&E is a division of Universal Destinations & Experiences, part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. More information is available at universalproductsexperiences.com.