Relentless: Twinsen’s Adventure 1 & 2 are getting remasters. Both games, released in 1994 and 1997, were immensely popular throughout the globe and eventually became two of the most-played games of the ‘90s. Many kids had their minds blown by the pseudo-3-D graphics and non-linear storyline. Those who weren’t born at the time of its release will now get to touch upon the adventures, as both games will get a remake.
Iconic Adventure Games Get Remasters
Both classic adventure games were released in Europe and quickly took over the gaming scene. The magical world of Twinsen was just what ‘90s European kids needed. But those across the Atlantic weren’t as much in favor. Apparently, the game was too French for Americans back then.
Well, the mistake will now be corrected. Both parts of the game sequel are getting remasters from the developer. But that’s not all! Rumor has it that game designers and developers are also working on a third installment from the series.
Both Games Aged With Style
Relentless: Twinsen’s Adventure 1 & 2 have actually aged incredibly well in terms of their visuals. However, the remasters have several considerable changes from the originals. Firstly, both installments of the sequel are buffed up for 4K resolutions. The visuals are remastered, making the whole game resemble something that’s come out from Ghibli Studios.
There’s also a follow camera included, and the analog controls are changed, too. However, paying tribute to the original games, developers have kept the controls of the first version available for those who want to try them. Keep in mind they’re a little bit finicky.
Sources say the remasters won’t be available to the public until next year. However, a demo version will become available on Steam in a few months, allowing gamers to reconnect with (or meet) Twinsen. In addition, those who want to try the old-school version can play them on Steam. The platform re-released the originals several years ago.
A New Aurora Was Discovered Illuminating Jupiter’s Four Biggest Moons
If people someday create colonies on Jupiter’s four big moons, the inhabitants will be able to enjoy looking up. In addition to the view of Jupiter hanging in the sky from the side of each moon that faces the planet, as well as views of every other moon, tiny and large, there will be a stunning aurora. Interestingly, scientists have discovered this using one of the largest telescopes on Earth.
Jupiter’s Beautiful Aurora
Jupiter’s impressive aurora is well known. Despite the diminution of the solar wind and its position, it appears to have a particular impact on the thermal balance of the big planet. Despite the low atmospheres and absence of magnetic fields, the ultraviolet components of the moon’s aurora have previously been examined. Recently, the research has been extended to the visible spectrum, and our knowledge of the atmospheres of these worlds has been expanded.
Spectrographs on the other large telescopes and the High-Resolution Echelle Spectrometer at the Keck Observatory were used to gather data for two studies published in an online science journal. On three of the moons, optical aurora has never before been studied.
When the moons are in daylight, it’s impossible to detect these auroras. Yet, the Earth is too close to the sun to observe their far sides. Instead, the team observed the moons during Jupiter’s eclipse. Caltech’s Dr. Katherine de Kleer issued a statement that these measurements are difficult since the moons are practically undetectable in the shadow of Jupiter. The light emitted by their tiny aurora is the only indication that the telescope is aimed in the appropriate direction.
Yellow-Orange Glow, Mixed With Green & Red
Io is where things get interesting. Being the moon that’s closest to the heart of the magnetic field, it has an atmosphere constantly refreshed by volcanic plumes spanning hundreds of miles high. The result is a yellow-orange glow, similar to sodium-based streetlights, with traces of green and red from oxygen.
The auroras change based on each moon’s connection to Jupiter’s tilted magnetic field and its shadow at any given time. Professor Carl Schmidt of Boston University states that after 15 minutes of entering Jupiter’s shadow, Io’s sodium becomes very feeble, and it takes many hours for it to recover once it emerges into sunlight. The oxygen component is far more stable, and because Io’s orbit is so short, it dominates most of the time.