Studio [2.21] has revealed that it is remastering Little Big Adventure 1 and 2, also known as Relentless: Twinsen’s Adventure and Twinsen’s Odyssey.
Originally developed by Adeline Software International, the first game arrived in 1994 and earned a legion of fans. The second title would release in 1997. Both games are currently available on Steam in their original form, but these remasters will offer a "complete graphical and technical rework" using Unreal Engine 5.
"They will enjoy improved animations, a better camera follow and visual high resolution to make the planet Twinsun worthy of a new generation," says Studio [2.21]. "The artistic direction of the game has been attributed to Brazilian artist, Paulo Torinno."
In addition to this, both games will incorporate analogue control (you can still use the original controls if you so wish) and 'quality of life' improvements, such as the ability to change weapons instantly. Philippe Vachey's music for both titles will also be remastered.
A demo for the first remastered game will go live at Steam Next Fest, which takes place on June 19th and runs until the 26th. Both games will be released in 2024 on PC and consoles to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the series, which, according to the current IP holder, will henceforth be known as Twinsen’s Little Big Adventure.
It's not all good news, however; Little Big Adventure 3, which was originally planned for 2024, has been delayed.