Classic 90s FPS Returns as “PowerSlave Exhumed” for PC, Consoles

On Thursday, independent game developer Nightdive Studios released PowerSlave Exhumed for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and PC (via GOG and Steam).

PowerSlave Exhumed is a remastered version of the classic 90s first-person shooter originally released on SEGA Saturn and Sony PlayStation. This updated version was developed using Nightdive’s proprietary KEX engine, and includes a number of additional features than the 32-bit original, including widescreen presentation, 4K resolution support, SMAA anti-aliasing, anisotropic texture filtering, and achievement/trophy support.

Here’s the official breakdown of PowerSlave Exhumed from Nightdive Studios:

There has been an extraterrestrial incursion in the ancient Egyptian city of Karnak, and an elite team of gritty professionals must investigate. Under the guidance of mighty Pharaoh Ramses’ spirit, PowerSlave players will use a deadly selection of modern and ancient weaponry — including M-60 machine guns and the powerful Eye of Rah Gauntlet — to cut through the Kilmaat hordes. During their epic journey players will explore ancient tombs and tackle mummies, fiery insectoids, Anubis zombies, and alien warriors in a quest to liberate Ramses, save the planet, and potentially ascend to godhood.

The original PowerSlave was released in North America, Europe, and Japan, for Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and MS-DOS from late 1996 to late 1997. Developed by Lobotomy Software, the title received critical acclaim, with Sega Saturn Magazine giving it a 92% rating and GamePro Magazine awarding a perfect 5/5. Nightdive Studios has poured every ounce of love and care into the remaster, adding yet another top-quality title to their ever-expanding catalog that includes the recently released SHADOW MAN: REMASTERED and upcoming System Shock remake.

Key Features:

• 4K 60FPS visuals on PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S|X

• Trophies and Achievements on PlayStation and Xbox consoles

• Widescreen support

• Modern gamepad support

• SMAA Anti-aliasing

• Real-time dynamic lighting

• Anisotropic texture filtering

• Smooth object interpolation for high refresh rate monitors

• Content from both Sega Saturn and PlayStation versions of the original PowerSlave

PowerSlave Exhumed is now available for PC via Steam and GOG, and for PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch via each platform’s respective digital storefront.

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