Great news for all you lovers of retro gaming: developer Nightdive Studios, in partnership with Atari, is bringing the cult classic 1997 hit Blood back to life. The updated PC game, now called Blood: Fresh Supply, is getting a facelift with an all-new engine and 4K resolution.
The updated game is set to bring all the classic mayhem to modern PCs while keeping the non-stop hellfire-fueled gunplay of the difficult single-player campaign found in the original. Not only that, but the game will also feature a competitive and cooperative online multiplayer for up to 8 players. So round up your teammates and slay hellish hordes (or each other).
“It has been both a great pleasure and an honor to have had the opportunity to work with Atari to update this classic game title that helped firmly cement the FPS as one of the most popular game genres,” said Larry Kuperman, Director of Business Development at Nightdive Studios. “We look forward to sharing the gory splendor of Blood: Fresh Supply with a new generation of gamers as well as with the many current fans eager to play one of their favorite titles on contemporary PCs.”
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the original Blood, it’s a first-person shooter released in 1997 in the wake of games like Doom and Quake. The game redefined the genre by introducing new elements that can still be found in current-day shooters.
The player jumps into the boots of undead gunslinger Caleb who seeks revenge against the dark god Chernobog. With both everyday and occult weapons in his arsenal, Caleb will fill your screen with gore and devastation in a world filled with bloodthirsty fiends including cultists, gargoyles, zombies, hellhounds, and an unholy host of other terrors.
Blood: Fresh Supply supports Vulkan, DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.2, unlocked framerates, and 4K resolution. Antialiasing, Ambient Occlusion, V-sync and Interpolation are also part of the package, as well as extensive modding support, including for existing mods. The biggest change to the gameplay is the new 3D view that lets you look and shoot up or down. If you want a more classic experience, you can stick with the original BUILD-engine style.