Phantom Dust Re-release Drops Tomorrow for Free

Phantom Dust Re-release Drops Tomorrow for Free

In a stealth announcement, Microsoft revealed that the re-release for Phantom Dust will launch tomorrow for free on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg made the announcement on Twitter.

As GameSpot points out, Microsoft isn’t calling this a remaster, even though it does boast improvements over the 2005 original; the game runs at a higher resolution, and features widescreen support.

We’ve reached out to Xbox NZ to see if we can expect the re-release to hit our digital storefronts too. We’ll update this article when they respond.

Microsoft unveiled a new Phantom Dust at E3 2014, but they cut ties with developer Darkside Games in 2015. This resulted in the studio’s closure.

Did you play Phantom Dust when it first came out? Would you like to see a new entry? Let us know in the comments below!



 

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Comments Comments (11)

 
Posted by Bank
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 1:58 PM
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Hey thanks for the free game, Microsoft. That's really thoughtful. Finally place has something else to play besides Halo 5 and Forza 6 <3
 
 
 
Posted by 163Battery
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 2:33 PM
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Never heard of it but I'm not saying no to a free game.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 3:40 PM
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16 May 2017, 02:33 PM Reply to 163Battery
Never heard of it but I'm not saying no to a free game.
Must have been good if it warranted a re release...
 
 
 
Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 4:03 PM
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The original never came out in our country or the PAL region in general, so I'm not surprised people haven't heard of it. There weren't many Xbox (1, as in original one, as in.. ah stupid MS naming) exclusive games that achieved the cult status like Phantom Dust did, probably the reason they even tried reviving the thing to begin with.

After completely cancelling the new game and now giving out the HD ver for free with little-to-no fanfare I wonder why MS have seemingly lost confidence on it a little bit?
 
 
 
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 6:32 PM
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This is what we get with Phil in charge.
Praise that man
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 7:05 PM
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Might be a push for the windows store.
 
 
 
Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Tuesday 16 May 2017 11:35 PM
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Should have saved it for some E3 conference buzz or something IMO. :

Oh well, free and don't have to wait! :D
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Saturday 20 May 2017 6:38 PM
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Has anyone been able to find this on the store?
 
 
 
Posted by Meanvision
On Saturday 20 May 2017 6:57 PM
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20 May 2017, 06:38 PM Reply to kniteowl
Has anyone been able to find this on the store?
It's on the main store page for me, at the top
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Sunday 21 May 2017 10:32 AM
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20 May 2017, 06:57 PM Reply to Meanvision
It's on the main store page for me, at the top
Thanks mate. Wasn't there when I last looked but its there now. ^_^ gonna try a new game for free this weekend then :D
 
 
 
Posted by emetic
On Sunday 21 May 2017 12:13 PM
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Whoah what's up with the note about how that studio was making the new version then MS cancelled the contract and the studio went bust? That's pretty rough.