The ’90s never died
It’s been a few months since we’ve heard anything about Nightdive Studios’ Blood remaster. While we still don’t know much else beyond that initial announcement, at least we now have a better idea of how it will look. Taking a cue from the likes of Duke Nukem Megaton Edition and Shadow Warrior Classic Redux, Blood Remastered Edition is more of a modern port than a full-on remake. I didn’t expect much more, to be honest, so this is perfectly fine.
The graphics are blocky and pixelated and it looks absolutely perfect, to me. I love that raw pixel look and often turn off smoothing filters when playing retro games on an HDTV. It just looks so much better to my eyes that I can’t even go back to living with filters. More re-releases should include the option to turn those features off.
We’re still waiting on news of a release date, but I’d imagine Blood will be returning in the near future. For now, we’ll just have to gawk at the ’90s carnage in the gallery below.
Blood remaster screenshots [Gematsu]