Cult classic PC game System Shock 2 getting rereleased

In a special Valentine for PC gamers, one of the most sought-after classic PC games of all time is finally getting a re-release. System Shock 2, a scary 1999 sci-fi role-playing game, is coming to Good Old Games, an online game retailer that sells DRM-free downloads of new and vintage games, starting February 14 for $ 9.99.

Regularly cited as the game visitors to Good Old Games most wanted to see, the rights to System Shock 2 have been tangled up for years between Electronic Arts and the company that aquired the IP once held by the orignial developer, Looking Glass Studios.

This re-release is especially relevant because that game was designed by Ken Levine, who later went on to design the hit game BioShock, widely considered an unofficial successor to the System Shock series. The third BioShock game, BioShock Infinite, will be released on March 26.

A little-known game company named Night Drive Studios says it has acquired the necessary rights, and GoG.com will distribute a version of the game tweaked and modified to run on modern Windows PCs, with a Steam version coming at some point later in the year.

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