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Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available #1275603
06/23/22 05:30 PM
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Nightdive Studios and Alcon Entertainment Digitally Re-Release Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition on PC and Consoles Alongside Limited Run Games Physical Editions.

Classic Adventure Game Based on Ridley Scott’s Science Fiction Epic Available Now on PC and Consoles.


Check out the trailer here.

Check out the game on Steam here.

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Vancouver, WA (June 23, 2022) – In celebration of Blade Runner's 40th anniversary, independent video game publisher and remaster studio Nightdive Studios, in partnership with Alcon Interactive, a subdivision of Alcon Entertainment, today announced that Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition, the highly-anticipated modern restoration of the classic 1997 video game, has digitally launched for Windows PC and PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch consoles. An exclusive console physical release from Limited Run Games is also available for pre-order.

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition arrives on modern gaming platforms just in time to celebrate the anniversary of when the iconic science fiction film debuted 40 years ago — which was on June 25, 1982.

Originally released in 1997 by Westwood Studios, Blade Runner was one of its era’s most innovative adventure games. Long praised as a masterclass in game design for its painstaking recreation of the sci-fi cinematic masterpiece, the game delivered an unforgettable gaming experience with groundbreaking graphics, an original musical score, and an original branching narrative seamlessly interwoven with the events of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film.

Becoming widely available to a whole new generation of gamers worldwide, fans of the cult adventure game can enjoy a polished and premium restoration with the original Westwood videos reconstructed and upscaled to 4K resolution and 60 FPS, along with a variety of new features such as modern HD display, keyboard and gamepad support, and a new KIA clue interface. Nightdive has also sourced the original foreign-language translations, offering international fans the game in Spanish, German, French, and Italian, as well as Chinese subtitles — just as Westwood intended.


In 2011 Alcon Entertainment secured film, television, and ancillary franchise rights to the iconic 1982 science-fiction thriller Blade Runner. Since the acquisition, Alcon has produced the critically acclaimed Academy Award winning feature Blade Runner 2049 starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling and directed by Denis Villeneuve, as well as Blade Runner Black Lotus, an anime series for Adult Swim and Crunchyroll.

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition was made possible by Nightdive's proprietary KEX game engine, which has restored a growing library of classic video games including System Shock: Enhanced Edition, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Blood, and Shadow Man: Remastered. Renowned for its expertise in video game restorations, fans can expect Nightdive’s KEX-powered remaster to honor the original look and feel of the seminal 1997 game.

“Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition has been a labor of love for the Nightdive team, and one of our most requested and revered titles yet,” said Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick. “We're excited to finally share our game with fans; we expect that they'll be very pleased.”


Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who is co-producing the game alongside Nightdive and Alcon Interactive Group, brokered the partnership to bring Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition to fans. No stranger to the franchise, LeFavi is the producer and setting writer of the upcoming Blade Runner: The Roleplaying Game from Free League Publishing, as well as the producer of The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049, Alcon’s art book for Denis Villeneuve's film sequel in 2017.

Alongside the digital launch of Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition, the boxed video game retailer Limited Run Games has launched a physical Standard and physical Collector’s Edition of Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch consoles.

Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition retails for $9.99 USD each on the respective storefronts for PC via Steam and GOG, and for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch consoles.


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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1275605
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Did not know this was coming. I would have jumped all over it. Loved the original. The reviews are destroying it though. Check for yourself. Don't know if a patch will help this mess


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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1275606
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Thanks for letting us know, Ana! wave

Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1275607
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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: oldbroad] #1275669
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Thank you, BrownEyedTigre smile

I will be sticking with what I already have for this wonderful game !!

[The reviews in Orion's link sound pretty dire but as I don't ever buy from Steam it won't affect me rolleyes]


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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1275671
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GOG is selling the Enhanced game too, and for people who already own the original, it will only cost five dollars after you put the game in your shopping cart.

To get a balanced perspective about the Enhanced Edition and to see what the graphics are like, there are videos on YouTube.

Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: Marian] #1275679
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Thanks for that info, Marian. I'll take a peek grin


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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1275732
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Steam has announced that Blade Runner Classic is now included with the Enhanced Edition
The original is now included as a free download. Does not mention a discount for the purchase like GOG is offering. Also the latest news on BR Enhanced is a patch is coming. Hope they fix these issues. I will buy it when / if they fix them

Comparisons between the 2 games , original and enhanced

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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1275734
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GOG also includes the original edition with the purchase of Enhanced, for those who do not already have it.

Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1275738
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Nice to know Marian, thank you!


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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: Orion] #1275771
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As I've said, I already have the original release (and I also have the GOG version that was tweaked for WinXP which plays fine on my Win7 machine) but after reading the very negative and disappointing reviews provided by Orion's links, I decided to go looking for reviews myself.
And I found THIS on UTUBE which didn't sound quite so dire and so as the enhanced version from GOG cost me very little, I decided to buy it after all !!

PLUS the very difficult "Bomb Scene" in the enhanced version has been made more easily playable and that is a HUGE bonus yes


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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1275803
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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1275918
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This is one of my favourite games of all time. It's a masterpiece of non-linear story telling and very true to the magnificent film. However, being from 1997, it deserves a total remake (with the very same script), and not an enhanced edition. It looks like they've ran some filter over it, making the graphics blurry instead of pixelated. This is not the way to handle this gem of a game.

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Maybe the budget required for a full re-make would need the likes of a mainstream gaming company to get involved, Mikael ??


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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1275945
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Yeah they really messed up here. I can appreciate the effort but BR should have been a complete "make over" instead of an "enhanced version". Like you Mikael this was one of my favorites. I'm still on the fence here and am waiting to see what a patch does for BR. I'll no doubt eventually get it and play it. Checking out Mad's Video , thank you very much, there are two locations where the author shows 2 issues with the game. At 7:30 in he shows one of the worst scenes. I believe he is comparing original to enhanced and yeah....it's bad! For the most part I think the scenes are really nice a definate improvement ! At 9:08 He shows one of the characters completely pixelated especially when the character runs outside. None of the character are up to speed but this guy......Oh well.....hurry up with that patch please. Hopefully it will help in some way

Steam Reviews

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Hoping those reviews will get better after patch

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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: Mad] #1275966
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Originally Posted by Mad
Maybe the budget required for a full re-make would need the likes of a mainstream gaming company to get involved, Mikael ??

It would no doubt be expensive. But I'd say that Nightdive Studios is mainstream enough to pull that off, if one looks at their previous games, and their upcoming fully-fledged remake of System Shock (which is another of my all time favourite games, by the way).

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I didn't realise Nightdive Studios would be classed as "main stream" enough !! I guess I'm too out of touch with developer qualities these days smile


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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: Mad] #1276267
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I played a couple of hours of this enhanced version today and it seems OK to me so I might carry on with it and see how I go.

I did get through the shooting range after only one attempt which totally shocked me. I remember from previous plays failing miserably several times before I ever made it !! lol

Has anyone else given it a go yet ??


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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1276402
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Update #1 has been released addressing many issues. Another patch is in the works


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Re: Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Now Available [Re: Orion] #1276635
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I got my enhanced game from GOG and don't know if they are offering a patch - haven't been back to look - but I'm actually managing alright without one, so far thumbsup

I do think some of the details might have been "compressed" a little in the enhancing as I seem to be progressing rather quickly (for me) but I AM enjoying playing this version, nonetheless.
[I re-played the original version only last year but with my "head like a sieve" can't remember what might or might not have been changed lol]

So .... back to the fray laugh


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