Independent developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Devolver Digital recently announced their collaboration on Shadow Warrior, a complete reimagining of the 1997 3D Realms cult classic. Following a well received outing at last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the pair have issued a new fact sheet detailing upcoming the videogame.
Shadow Warrior is a bold new vision of the 1997 cult classic, reimagined with a blend of modern design, updated combat mechanics and a contemporary retelling of Lo Wang’s comical rise to legend. Shadow Warrior is set to launch on PC via Steam and other digital download service this autumn with next-generation console releases set for 2014. The official fact sheet for the videogame follows below, verbatim from Devolver Digital, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Shadow Warrior.
Shadow Warrior Fact Sheet
DEVELOPER Flying Wild Hog
PUBLISHER Devolver Digital
RELEASE DATE Fall 2013
PLATFORM PC, Console
GENRE Arcade FPS
TECH Road Hog Engine
Shadow Warrior is bold reimagining of 3D Realms’ cult classic shooter from developer Flying Wild Hog (Hard Reset) and independent game label Devolver Digital (Serious Sam 3: BFE, Hotline Miami, LUFTRAUSERS) for PC and next-gen consoles. Blending the viciously over-the-top gunplay of its predecessor with the elegant precision of the powerful katana, Shadow Warrior is an imaginative take on the classic arcade-style shooter.
Shadow Warrior tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade known as the Nobitsura Kage. Forced into a timeless battle, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm, pushing our world to the brink of destruction. Aided by Hoji, a banished spirit from this mysterious world, Lo Wang must use a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to discover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish the encroaching forces back into the darkness.
Shadow Warrior Reborn– A bold new vision of the cult classic Shadow Warrior, reimagined with a blend of modern design, inventive combat mechanics, and a contemporary retelling of Lo Wang’s comical rise to legend.
Brutal Gunplay – Utilize every gun in your formidable arsenal – from flashy revolvers and quad barrel shotguns to explosive-tipped crossbow bolts and laser-guided rocket launchers – to stop the invasion right in its demonic tracks.
Elegant Swordplay – Unsheathe your legendary katana to slice enemies apart with precisely targeted swings or unleash fluid combos and special attacks to cut down hordes of enemies with one swift blow.
Powerful Magic– Call upon mystical powers to protect yourself or paralyze your enemies and then use their own severed heads and still beating hearts to pluck the life from your foes and bring them to their knees.
Variable Upgrade System – Augment weapons, strengthen skills, and power-up magic through an upgrade system that rewards the violent dismantling of foes and cold hard cash found throughout the game.