Earlier this year, fans were excited to hear that Lock’s Quest would be getting a re-mastered version on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. At the time of its announcement, it was given a general release date of sometime during the month of April. However, the two companies responsible for this remaster (publisher THQ Nordic and developer Digital Continue) have just recently announced that it will be delayed.
Fans will not have to wait too long, thankfully, as it now has a release date set for May 30, 2017. The original, which was released for the Nintendo DS in 2008, is a real-time strategy video game that is shot from an isometric perspective. Combat-wise, it is split up into two main sections: Build and Battle. Once players have wrapped up the building phase, which does put a limit on time and resources, they move on to the battle phase.
The remastered version is set to do more than just upgrade the visual and game performance. First of all, a brand-new progression system is being implemented that will automatically unlock new turret points at certain times during the game’s story. Also, a new map will be featured with new Antonia Defense Battles.
But, as it is a remaster, it will do a superb job of improving the original’s graphical prowess. This will include a user interface that is revamped for a higher resolution, art and characters that will look crisper and clearer, and the original soundtrack remastered in high-definition.
Most fans will know what Lock’s Quest will entail, as long as the Nintendo DS version was played, but for those looking for a sneak peek a trailer was released just recently. It gives an adequate depiction of what the remastered version will look like, graphically.