System Shock 3 Officially Announced [UPDATE: Official Press Release Issued]

OtherSide Entertainment and Night Dive Studios have officially announced System Shock 3. While the teams have not revealed anything ground-breaking as of yet, we’ve got a new teaser website for System Shock 3.

In this teaser website, it is revealed that OtherSide is working closely with Night Dive Studios for this third part of the SS series. After all, Night Dive Studios owns the IP rights to System Shock.

Moreover, this website features an audio sample in which Shodan says:

“Did you think I’d forgotten you, insect?”

This following message is also revealed after taking a look at the source code of System Shock 3’s teaser website.

Join the original team behind Ultima Underworld on a quest to rekindle this legendary fantasy RPG series.

Stay tuned for more!

UPDATE:

OtherSide has issued a press release for System Shock 3.

“OtherSide Entertainment, the development studio behind the upcoming fantasy RPG Underworld Ascendant, is excited to officially announce development on System Shock 3, the sequel to the landmark System Shock series.

Last week, OtherSide posted a teaser website (www.othersidetease.com ) with cryptic lettering hinting at a new game. Internet hackers quickly cracked the site, prematurely revealing the game’s title. As part of the fun, series’ AI antagonist SHODAN appeared to mock the hackers with new taunts each day.

On the updated teaser site today, fans can hear popular voice actress Terri Brosius (System Shock 1 & 2, Dishonored) reprise her role as the voice of SHODAN and see an early peek at the evolving ‘next generation’ look of the character by artist Robb Waters.

Key members of the original System Shock and System Shock 2 teams will be part of the sequel. This includes Paul Neurath, who oversaw the original series’ development; Nate Wells, a senior artist on System Shock 2; and Waters, the lead concept artist of both original games.

The path to bring the System Shock franchise forward was long and winding. Several years back, OtherSide secured the exclusive IP rights to all future versions of the franchise. Only recently, through partnership with Night Dive Studios, who owns the System Shock trademark, did OtherSide get the rights to use the System Shock name for the sequel.

System Shock 3 is currently in the early concept stages of development.”

John Papadopoulos

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