Shadow Warrior Revival Details

We now have an official press release to accompany the new teaser trailer from Flying Hog Studios' upcoming Shadow Warrior reboot, offering new details on the project. They confirm that the game is coming to PCs this fall, adding that a "next-generation" (*hic*) console release will come next year. We also have some screenshots and a fact sheet with new details on the game, saying: "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." Here's word on the story: "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." Here's a feature list:

  • 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.
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May 21, 2013, 10:24
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Krodge wrote on May 21, 2013, 08:27:

Much more concerning to me is if this game is going to end up a 5 hour long series of linear hallways like Hard Reset.

I'd expect so.
I'll never, ever understand the love of Hard Reset here. The same people that keep posting that stupid "if Doom was made today" jpeg are some of the same ones that love it, but man, I had way more freedom of motion in any of the Modern Warfare games than Hard Reset. In Hard Reset you literally run straight ahead the whole time. Occasionally you turn left or right, but only because the very narrow level does. There's no room for anything else - you're basically in a hallway or alley the entire time. Walk forward, then backpedal as robots run headfirst at you, kill them, take the only turn possible, walk forward, then backpedal as robots run headfirst at you, rinse, repeat.
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May 21, 2013, 08:27
 
It seems hypocritical to me that some of the same people who cried bigotry the other day when someone called the Christ Centered Gaming guy a "religious nut" are the same people crying about "political correctness" today because a sequel to a game may or may not be planning on making fun of the nuclear holocaust in Hiroshima or of Chinese slave laborers.

I loved the original Shadow Warrior, & most of the racism was so soft & innocent it was as if it was came straight from the mind of a little kid attempting to show his ignorant & misguided admiration of Asian culture.
But jokes like the Hiroshima one and the suicide bombing Coolies I thought were more stupid than funny or offensive & I dont see how the game would have suffered had they been dropped.
I would leave the decision up to the developers of course and I certainly dont want to see it censored, but how would we feel if Lo Wang said "HAHAHA, Just like Auschwitz!" While some of the enemies were refereed to as "Niggers"

Much more concerning to me is if this game is going to end up a 5 hour long series of linear hallways like Hard Reset.
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May 21, 2013, 07:04
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Re: Shadow Warrior Revival Details May 21, 2013, 07:04
May 21, 2013, 07:04
 
"sticky bomb lika you" wasnt too bad.

"Just like hiroshima" was a bit close to the bone I imagine.
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May 21, 2013, 06:59
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May 21, 2013, 06:59
 
"You wanta some wang?"

-line from the original game. Not very P.C. but still funny. I still have the game (and the box). heh.
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May 21, 2013, 03:45
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Re: Shadow Warrior Revival Details May 21, 2013, 03:45
May 21, 2013, 03:45
 
Baseball wrong. Man with four balls cannot walk.

If the humour is there, cartoony graphics with over the top gore, then I'm sold

edit - this looks good: https://twitter.com/_ShadowWarrior/status/336689275963858944
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May 21, 2013, 03:15
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SirKnight wrote on May 20, 2013, 16:55:
It's bad enough that this society has become too overly sensitive, liberal PC morons that they have to take out the darker humor, but the biggest thing that disappoints me is the lack of MP. A fast paced old-school style shooter NEEDS MP.

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May 21, 2013, 02:18
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Beamer wrote on May 20, 2013, 14:56:
Wildone wrote on May 20, 2013, 14:46:
guessing there will be no Wang jokes in this P.C. age. All my asian friends loved that shit though

"All my black friends are cool with me saying the n word!"

I'm Asian and thought Lo Wang was hilarious. In fact, I'm pretty sure all the reviewers who were upset by it were white.
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May 20, 2013, 16:55
 
It's bad enough that this society has become too overly sensitive, liberal PC morons that they have to take out the darker humor, but the biggest thing that disappoints me is the lack of MP. A fast paced old-school style shooter NEEDS MP.
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Wildone wrote on May 20, 2013, 14:46:
guessing there will be no Wang jokes in this P.C. age. All my asian friends loved that shit though

"All my black friends are cool with me saying the n word!"
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May 20, 2013, 14:53
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May 20, 2013, 14:53
 
Here's hoping they don't turn it into a third-person cover shooter, but other than that I'm pretty excited for this one.

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May 20, 2013, 14:46
 
guessing there will be no Wang jokes in this P.C. age. All my asian friends loved that shit though
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May 20, 2013, 14:42
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May 20, 2013, 14:42
 
Game Informer and Penny Arcade have articles up on the game. There are also a couple of tweets with them re-assuring people that they will keep the humor:

https://twitter.com/_ShadowWarrior/status/336500153466900480

https://twitter.com/_ShadowWarrior/status/336517611342934016

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May 20, 2013, 14:14
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May 20, 2013, 14:14
 
Great.. I will wait to make any major assumptions of quality.

Maybe afterward though, we can get that 'Contemporary Retelling' of Redneck Rampage.
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May 20, 2013, 13:57
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May 20, 2013, 13:57
 
Screenshots are not all that impressive, I'm not a fan of cartoonish art style. Even if I squint, it looks like not much Wang.
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May 20, 2013, 13:43
 
Looks like a Painkiller/Serious Sam clone.
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jdreyer wrote on May 20, 2013, 13:08:
If this is successful, we'll be seeing a remake of Redneck Rampage next.

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I would actually like to see that.
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May 20, 2013, 13:15
 
How about a feminist version of Duke Nukem?
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May 20, 2013, 13:08
 
If this is successful, we'll be seeing a remake of Redneck Rampage next.

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May 20, 2013, 13:03
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Ugh, this truly looks and sounds awful
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May 20, 2013, 12:27
 
Will have to wait and see. No doubt they're toning down Lo Wang's character. Also, the enemy designs shown in the screenshots aren't terribly impressive.
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