A new trailer has premiered on Realms Deep for SiN Reloaded, a remaster of SiN Gold, a retro shooter developed by Ritual Entertainment and published by Nightdive Studios. Nightdive Studios is known for its involvement with other retro works like Turok and Forsaken Remastered. These games all use the KEX Engine, designed specifically to update retro games.
The trailer shows a box art of the remaster, claiming to be completely remastered and allowing you to switch between classic and remastered while featuring all weapons and with all character textures reworked.
In SiN you are Colonel John R. Blade, head of the most prominent private protection agency in Freeport. Elexis Sinclaire is waging war against the security industry, which includes you.
Originally released in 1998, SiN was developed by Ritual Entertainment and used a modified Quake 2 engine. While positively received by critics, the game ran into a buzz saw that resulted in it only have a Half-Life, as Valve's monster dominated the shooter market. This led to it being a cult classic, with an expansion called SiN: Wages of Sin releasing in 1999.
The SiN empire continued to expand, as in 2000 there was the 60-minute anime film Sin: The Movie, which took from the games, though made its own adaptations. 2005 saw Ritual run an ARG to help promote a sequel, although some of the puzzles remain unsolved. In 2006, Ritual decided released that the sequel, called SiN Episodes, that was supposed to be made up of 7 separate episodes. Only the first, titled Emergence, was ever released.
Earlier this year Nightdive acquired the rights to SiN and began their campaign to bring it back by updating the game some. This provoked some controversy when on Steam, SiN Episodes: Emergence disappeared from users libraries. This was explained by Nightdive as being part of them combining and updating them all for SiN: Gold which shortly there after arrived on Steam for all owners of SiN.
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