Published on June 20th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship – Remastered Now Available

oday, publisher Mindscape and developers Aesir Interactive and Sleeprunner Studios have released the remastered version of Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship, the beloved game based on the successful Windstorm movies and bestselling books.

In Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship – Remastered, both fans and new players can experience stunning new graphics and enhanced animations created in Unreal Engine 5, as well as a new photo mode to capture the Alpine region in all its beauty, while rediscovering Windstorm on PlayStation 5, PC and for the first time, on Xbox Series.

Watch the Launch Trailer here:

In Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship – Remastered, players follow the story of Mika, a young girl with a special connection to a majestic black stallion named Windstorm. Mika has to learn how to interact with Windstorm and make sure he is happy and healthy, while also keeping up with his training. Players can take care of their new friend by grooming him, keeping his stable clean and playing with him. Windstorm will join players on adventures through the expansive alpine region, where they will discover hidden secrets and freely explore the breathtaking world on horseback. Prepare to ride alongside other horses, look for hidden objects and become the next racing champion!

Main features of Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship – Remastered:

  • Updated graphics, featuring more details to the characters you know and love
  • All animals, including Windstorm, have been updated with new animations
  • Complete World Map overhaul with new trees, plants, lighting and weather effects
  • Explore every corner of the game world to find new collectibles
  • A new photo mode to take beautiful pictures; edit and add filters to make your photos unique!
  • 30 FPS support and 4K upsampling
  • Full controller support (Steam)
  • Smoother controls
  • Dynamic Lighting with Unreal’s Lumen System

New Trophies and Achievements, among them:

  • Discover notable Places of Interest and new Hiking Trails throughout the Kaltenbach Estate
  • Fully upgrading each of Windstorm’s primary Attributes
  • Recovering all of Mika’s lost Polaroids scattered through the region

Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship – Remastered is now available for 24,99 € for PlayStation 5, Steam and, for the first time ever for Windstorm games, on Xbox Series. The retail version for PlayStation 5 will follow later this year.

Further information on the game can be found on the official website. To keep up to date on all news surrounding Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship – Remastered, players can follow the game on Instagram, X, TikTok and Discord.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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