Grimorio of Games has announced Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection. A 3D remake of the original Sword of the Necromancer, which released in 2021. This new vision of the game is coming soon to PC and consoles with fully 3D graphics, but the question remains: how soon is too soon to do a remake?

Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection will be a reimagining of the original monster-summoning dungeon crawler game, which featured top-down pixel art graphics. A sequel, Sword of the Necromancer: Revenant was previously funded via Kickstarter. This Sword of the Necromancer remake was originally proposed as a stretch goal in that campaign. However, this remake will now instead be released prior to Sword of the Necromancer: Revenant to give more time to the sequel’s development. It will utilise the same engine as that sequel.

Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection screenshot

Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection Updated Gameplay

Players will be able to relive Tama’s quest to resurrect her lover in 3D. The game will feature new ways to battle and renewed mechanics and systems. These include the possibility of customising the summoned monsters’ AI. This remake will also feature remastered high quality illustrations and voice acting (both in English and Japanese) and new scenes to delve deeper in Tama and Koko’s tragic love story.

Grimorio of Games has revealed some screenshots from the remake. They do indeed show off some fantastic looking anime-inspired visuals. However, we’ve not yet seen any gameplay in action. There’ll certainly be some questions hanging over whether or not Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection is actually needed, given the original’s continuing popularity.

Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection screenshot

Beating Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection will also unlock rewards in Sword of the Necromancer: Revenant once it’s available. These include the possibility of summoning the bosses of the remake as special summons (the titular Revenants). 

Sword of the Necromancer debuted in 2021, and was released on PC, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection will be developed for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Does Sword of the Necromancer: Resurrection have what it takes to become one of the best video game remakes? Or do you feel that remaking a two year-old game isn’t quite justified? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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