**QUAKE II REMASTERED: A MODERNIZED CLASSIC**
Introducing Quake II, the highly anticipated remastered version of the iconic game that took the world by storm in 1997. Following in the footsteps of the surprise release of the remastered original Quake, this enhanced version of Quake II is set to wow fans once again. The game has been given a modern makeover to coincide with the start of QuakeCon, and is now available for $9.99 on PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation.
For those subscribed to the Game Pass, Quake II is included as part of the subscription. Additionally, if you already own the game through the Microsoft Store, Steam, or Good Old Games, the remastered version is available as a free update.
While sticking close to the original 1997 version in terms of graphics and gameplay, developer id Software has packed the remastered edition with a range of modern conveniences and improvements. Players can now enjoy cloud saves, 4K Ultra HD resolution, and split-screen local and online co-op/multiplayer modes. The game also offers a suite of accessibility options, including a handy guide to help players make the most out of their gaming experience.
Bethesda, the publisher of Quake II, expressed their excitement in a press release, stating, “Enjoy Quake II’s legendary gameplay, preserved and complete with the original soundtrack by Sonic Mayhem, now enhanced with widescreen support, restored content previously left on the cutting room floor, visual and performance upgrades to make every muzzle flash and gib-plosion pop on-screen, and even new levels.”
The Quake II remaster is jam-packed with content. It includes both original mission packs, “The Reckoning” and “Ground Zero,” which bring a combined total of 33 campaign levels and 21 deathmatch maps. As if that wasn’t enough, players will also receive a free copy of Quake 64 and a brand-new Quake II expansion, “Call of the Machine,” developed by MachineGames. This expansion adds an additional 28 campaign levels, a deathmatch level, and a thrilling new story that puts players up against a menacing machine threatening the fabric of reality.
It is worth noting that this multiplatform remaster comes just a few years after Nvidia released a ray-traced version of Quake II in 2019. However, the ray-traced version is only compatible with a limited number of PC hardware, whereas the new remastered edition is available on current and last-gen systems, making it accessible to a wider audience.
Experience the magic of Quake II like never before with its modernized gameplay and stunning graphics. Immerse yourself in a world of fast-paced action and intense multiplayer battles. Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on an epic adventure and relive the nostalgia of this gaming classic.
– Bethesda.net (https://bethesda.net/en/article/6ucW3H8R8mYDWrn3ndqgYX/quake-ii-enhanced-release)
– Xbox.com (https://www.xbox.com/en-us/games/store/Quake-II/9P7L9H478GGV)
– Nintendo.com (https://go.redirectingat.com/?xs=1&id=1025X1701640&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nintendo.com%2Fstore%2Fproducts%2Fquake-ii-switch%2F)
– PlayStation.com (https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP1003-PPSA09477_00-QUAKE20000000000)
– Bethesda.net (https://bethesda.net/en/article/450N8MVDARIvpjK8nbhKlF/quake-ii-release-notes-and-faq)
– Bethesda.net (https://bethesda.net/en/article/3v0hSLOuXLhA2QhYEwA9pC/quake-ii-accessibility-options)