So it seems that Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is actually a real thing – and yes, thanks to Aspyr, it’s coming to Linux, as well as PC, Mac and iOS. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Here’s the brand new trailer!
The game itself, which was accidentally added to Amazon over the weekend, is the same Quantic Dream spectacular we played a decade ago, which set the stage for 2010’s Heavy Rain. Interactive drama, branching dialogue, multiple endings, multiple characters, a fully voiced script (in English, French, German and Spanish) and a glorious cinematic score composed by Angelo Badalamenti.
…actually, there’s one major difference if you played the North American version – Indigo Prophecy. That game was censored to avoid an ESRB Adults Only rating, but this new Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been fully restored. All the original scenes are here to play, uncensored and uncut.
According to the studio, other key upgrades include:
- High-definition Graphics — All of the in-game textures have been meticulously recreated in HD for mobile and desktop.
- Widescreen Support – A true widescreen (not cropped) view strengthens the game’s cinematic qualities while also providing players with a better sense of their surroundings.
- Elegant Touch Controls — An intuitive control scheme has been implemented that works on both phone and tablets, and brings the player closer to the narrative.
- Full Controller Support —Support for MFi hardware controllers on iOS, as well as various popular controllers for desktop. See system requirements for full list of supported controllers.
- Live Graphics Comparison — Players can switch between the updated visuals and the original art assets with the touch of a button.
We’re promised that an Android version is “in the works”, but Aspyr isn’t saying quite when it’ll be ready. That’s it, though. No console versions are planned for any platform – if you want it on something other than iOS, Android, Mac, PC or Linux, you’re outta luck.
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered launches on January 29th in the US – if you’re on the other side of the planet (like Australia, New Zealand or much of Asia), you can expect it on the 30th.