THQ Nordic have announced that the upcoming remaster of Lock’s Quest has been pushed back by a month, and will now be released on May 30, 2017.
Originally developed for the Nintendo DS by 5th Cell, the real time strategy game centres around Lock, a boy who stumbles upon an invasion of his village and joins a war between Kingdom Force and the revived Clockwork Army.
The remaster – which is being developed by THQ Nordic – features a range of improvements, as you might expect in the transfer from the humble DS to current-gen gaming technology.
In terms of gameplay, an updated progression system automatically unlocks new turrets at specific story points, and there are brand new Antonia Defence Battles to enjoy on an all-new map. The DS’s touch-screen controls have also been mapped to mouse, keyboard, and gamepad.
The game is getting an extensive aesthetic make-over , too. David J Franco’s soundtrack has been overhauled, with improved music quality throughout, and the addition of orchestrated introduction and ending themes. In terms of graphics, there’s a revamped user interface with revised art, and HD character portraits. The original’s pixel-art gameplay graphics have been retained, but they look more vibrant than ever in their new high definition format.
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