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Nightdive Studios and Throwback Entertainment Take Players Back to the Ancient City of Karnak with PowerSlave Exhumed™ — Available Now on PC and Consoles

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Remastered Edition of Iconic ‘90s Shooter Launches Simultaneously for Windows PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One and Series S|X, and Nintendo Switch

Independent video game publisher and remaster studio Nightdive Studios — in partnership with Throwback Entertainment — is thrilled to announce today the launch of PowerSlave Exhumed, available now for Windows PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One and Series S|X, and Nintendo Switch. Remastered using Nightdive’s robust and proprietary KEX engine, this classic ‘90s shooter is the latest title in the studio’s growing catalog of top-quality remasters and its first to launch simultaneously on PC and consoles.

PowerSlave Exhumed™ takes the best elements of the original PlayStation and Sega Saturn versions of PowerSlave™ and adds a bevy of new features, upgrades, and updates that take full advantage of the power of modern gaming platforms. Players can now enjoy PowerSlave™ in glorious widescreen, with support for up to 4K resolution, SMAA anti-aliasing, and anisotropic texture filtering. Nightdive has also added several console-specific features, including Achievement / Trophy support on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, Steam Achievements, and gamepad support on PC.

View the PowerSlave Exhumed™ launch trailer here:


There has been an extraterrestrial incursion in the ancient Egyptian city of Karnak, and an elite team of gritty professionals must investigate. Under the guidance of mighty Pharaoh Ramses’ spirit, PowerSlave™ players will use a deadly selection of modern and ancient weaponry — including M-60 machine guns and the powerful Eye of Rah Gauntlet — to cut through the Kilmaat hordes. During their epic journey players will explore ancient tombs and tackle mummies, fiery insectoids, Anubis zombies, and alien warriors in a quest to liberate Ramses, save the planet, and potentially ascend to godhood.

The original PowerSlave™ was released in North America, Europe, and Japan, for Sega Saturn, PlayStation, and MS-DOS from late 1996 to late 1997. Developed by Lobotomy Software, the title received critical acclaim, with Sega Saturn Magazine giving it a 92% rating and GamePro Magazine awarding a perfect 5/5. Nightdive Studios has poured every ounce of love and care into the remaster, adding yet another top-quality title to their ever-expanding catalog that includes the recently released SHADOW MAN: REMASTERED and upcoming System Shock remake.

PowerSlave Exhumed™ Key Features:

  • 4K 60FPS visuals on PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S|X
  • Trophies and Achievements on PlayStation and Xbox consoles
  • Widescreen support
  • Modern gamepad support
  • SMAA Anti-aliasing
  • Real-time dynamic lighting
  • Anisotropic texture filtering
  • Smooth object interpolation for high refresh rate monitors
  • Content from both Sega Saturn and PlayStation versions of the original PowerSlave

PowerSlave Exhumed™ retails for $19.99 USD each on the respective storefronts for PC via Steam and (and soon on the Epic Games Store), and for PlayStationXbox, and Nintendo Switch consoles.

A full press kit, including logo, screenshots, key art, and trailers can be found here:

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About Nightdive Studios

Based in Vancouver, Washington, Nightdive Studios is a dedicated team of industry veterans committed to restoring the classic PC game titles of the past and making them accessible to a new generation of gamers. Hit titles from Nightdive Studios include System Shock 2System Shock Enhanced EditionTurokTurok 2: Seeds of Evil, and Forsaken Remastered. The team is currently working on the remaster of System Shock with an expected release date of 2020. More info can be found at the company’s website at or on Facebook at or via Twitter at @NightDiveStudio.

About Throwback Entertainment

Canadian-based Throwback Entertainment Inc. develops, creates, and publishes immersive and interactive gaming titles. Building on the acquisition of Acclaim Entertainment in 2006, Throwback is launching into development of both known and new intellectual properties. Notable franchises include PowerSlave™, Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance™, Extreme-G Racing™, Vexx™, Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls™, and Trickstyle™.

More info can be found online at or on Twitter at

For Nightdive Studios
CJ Melendez, Mario R. Kroll, and Brendan Quinn
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