Published on May 17th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak
Weep at its Magnificence! The Art of System Shock
UNCOVER THE DARK SECRETS OF SPACE IN “THE ART OF SYSTEM SHOCK”
The original 1994 classic System Shock, which helped define the immersive sim video game genre and inspired modern classics BioShock and BioShock Infinite, is given new life in Nightdive Studios’ highly-anticipated remake. To celebrate the occasion, Dark Horse and Nightdive will release a full-color, 192-page hardcover art book chronicling the renowned Nightdive Studios’ journey to create a faithful recreation of the iconic cyber-sci-fi action thriller.
When a powerful artificial intelligence named SHODAN is liberated of her ethical constraints, the inhabitants of the Citadel space station are rapidly corrupted into bloodthirsty cyborgs and mutants and placed under her control. It’s up to a resourceful rogue hacker to traverse the station level by level, battling the monstrous crew and computer-controlled robots before ultimately facing down with the AI herself!
Nightdive Studios and Dark Horse Books invite fans of the groundbreaking cyber-action shooter to relive the unforgettable experience of the classic game, remade with enormous care for a new generation. The Art of System Shock explores the development of the lovingly recreated System Shock remake in intricate detail—including art of Citadel Station’s mysterious interiors, vile enemies, clever props, and much more.
Celebrate the return to Citadel Station with The Art of System Shock when it arrives in bookstores on February 13, 2024, and in comic shops February 14, 2024. The 192-page hardcover art book is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic book shop and bookstore, and will retail for $49.99.