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Hard Reset Redux system requirements and release date revealed

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Hard Reset Redux, the hi-def do-over of Flying Wild Hog's debut FPS that was announced back in January, now has a proper release date of June 3. The system requirements are out as well, and publisher Gambitious has posted a 15-minute “Bang Bang Boom” gameplay trailer that highlights some of the changes. 

You won't need a high-end rig to run this one: Updated it may be, but it's still a five-year-old shooter. 

  • E OS: Windows XP or later 
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 
  • RAM: 2 GB 
  • Video: 512 MB Nvidia GeForce 8800GX or ATI Radeon HD3870 or better 
  • HDD: 5 GB 
  • DirectX: 9.0c   

We reviewed the original Hard Reset here and didn't much care for it. Personally, I thought it was pretty good, although even I can't deny that it grows repetitive fairly quickly, and is narratively incomprehensible throughout. The Redux release aims to improve that experience, however, with i\better graphics, new enemy types, more consistent pacing and difficulty, a new 'quick dash' move, and a Cyber-Katana melee weapon—handy for killing rampaging robots, and also as a reminder of Flying Wild Hog's other game, Shadow Warrior 2, which is set to come out later this year.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.