GOG has somehow, finally, gotten the authority to release the classic Blade Runner video game, digitally.
Developed by Westwood Studios and released in 1997, Blade Runner was a point+click adventure game set in the same time and universe as the classic 1982 film by Ridley Scott.
Both are based on the legendary book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K. Dick. Featured above, you can view a trailer for the digital re-release.
Here’s a rundown on the game, from its GOG store page:
In 1997 Westwood Studios released a title that won universal praise from gamers and critics all around the world, along with accolades like AIAS’s Adventure Game of the Year award. Set in the same time and universe as the 1982 classic science fiction film by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner video game is now making a big comeback on modern computers.
In the game, you take the role of detective Ray McCoy. Armed with your investigative skills and tools of the Blade Runner trade, you must roam the dark, rainy streets of Los Angeles A.D. 2019 in pursuit of androids gone rogue. Searching for those so-called replicants is a tough nut to crack because they look and behave almost exactly like real people. Faced with growing moral dilemmas, McCoy will soon have to answer questions about his own humanity.
- Immerse yourself in the dark, gritty world of Los Angeles 2019, where you become both the hunter and the hunted.
- Explore over 100 interactive environments including sets from the Ridley Scott’s 1982 movie.
- Take part in a non-linear story that creates a unique experience every time you play.
- Interact with over 70 motion-captured characters, all with their own AI and agendas.
- Witness the climatic noir-style visuals, engulfed in smoke and rain.
- Recognize the Hollywood cast from the original film including Sean Young, James Hong, Joe Turkel, Brion James, and William Sanderson.
- Listen to the ambient, multi-track audio and hear the music which includes specially recreated cuts from the original Blade Runner soundtrack.
- Step into the role of detective Ray McCoy and utilize Blade Runner tools you know from the movie. Use ESPER photo analysis machine to distinguish replicants from humans, and analyze all case clues with the Knowledge Integration Assistant.