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System Shock 3's Shodan comes to life in new pre-alpha trailer

By Cal Jeffrey
Sep 11, 2019
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  1. It has been over three and a half years since we confirmed that System Shock 3 was in the works. Since then all was quiet until developer OtherSide Entertainment showed off some brief gameplay and screenshots at GDC back in March.

    It would seem the game is nearing completion as OtherSide just dropped a trailer for the game today. The game is still pre-alpha, but the trailer shows that it appears to be shaping up nicely.

    The original System Shock was released in 1994 by Looking Glass Technologies and published by Origin. Although it only sold 170,000 copies, it was well-received by both critics and players. This enthusiasm was enough to secure a sequel, which Looking Glass co-developed with Irrational Games in 1999. Nightdive Games has also been working on a reboot of the original game. However, despite having far exceeded its Kickstarter goal, it is unclear when it will be completed.

    System Shock 3 takes place at Triop Blacksite and, of course, stars the creepy rogue AI Shodan that scared the pants off us in the 90s. The trailer shows it will be scary and a bit more visceral and gory on modern hardware.

    Shodan’s look and voice have been changed slightly from earlier builds of the game. Previously (at GDC) the evil AI had a Lawnmower Man-is look and voice. The new trailer shows that the developers are shooting for more of a Lawnmower Woman look.

    OtherSide still has not revealed a release date.

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  2. dogofwars

    dogofwars TS Addict Posts: 203   +77

  3. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,834   +436

    Reminds me of something...

    Virus (1999)

    but I hardly paid attention
  4. McMurdeR

    McMurdeR TS Addict Posts: 157   +121

    The developer Otherside Entertainment squandered their reputation with Underworld Ascendent, so my expectations aren't to high about this.

    That said the video looks, well, pretty good. Looks like they're got the general vibe of the thing right.

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