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Nightdive Studios Kicks Off New “Deep Dive” Podcast Series with The Thing: Remastered

Today, video game remaster developer Nightdive Studios launched “Deep Dive,” a new bi-weekly podcast series that takes fans behind the scenes of the renowned team to learn more about its library of acclaimed retro titles. 

Following the announcement of The Thing: Remastered earlier this month, the first episode of Deep Dive burrows into the minds of the remastered cult classic horror game’s development team and Mark Atkinson, one of the original directors and programmers of Computer Artworks’ 2002 The Thing

Assimilate some insightful information about the development of The Thing by watching Deep Dive Episode 1, and check out the brand new batch of screenshots for The Thing: Remastered in the press kit.

Watch Deep Dive Episode 1 Here:

Nightdive Studios’ Deep Dive podcast is hosted by Dimitris “Modern Vintage Gamer” Giannakis with co-hosts Morgan Shaver (Nightdive’s Comms Manager) and Locke Vincent (Nightdive’s Video Producer). New episodes will be released every other Monday on YouTube, offering fans a closer look at what the Nightdive team is working on via developer interviews and by showcasing behind-the-scenes content. Episodes will also feature Nightdive community giveaways and shout-outs, including fan art spotlights, favorite comments, and more. 

About The Thing: Remastered

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. 

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.