The classic PC first-person shooter Shadow Warrior is getting a reboot.
If you weren’t playing video games back in 1997, then you may have missed 3D Realms’ bloody adventure starring the katana-wielding hero Lo Wang. Nearly 16 years after the game’s original release for DOS and Mac, fans are getting a reboot designed specifically for PC and next-generation systems.
The folks at Devolver Digital and Flying Wild Hog are spearheading the project, which is expected to arrive at some point this fall. Although Shadow Warrior has been announced for PC and PS4, there’s a strong possibility it will be released for the new Xbox machine as well.
As far as gameplay is concerned, Lo Wang’s first-person adventure didn’t differ too greatly from the likes of Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, and Serious Sam. Armed with an array of weapons, the player is charged with wiping out bad guys tucked away in a handful of levels.
Much like Duke Nukem, Lo Wang had a pretty sick sense of humor. In addition to dropping one-liners with reckless abandon, Shadow Warrior was packed with a fair amount of grisly violence. Judging from the trailer, it would appear that the reboot isn’t straying too far from the original.
Here’s how the official press release describes the upcoming adventure:
“Follow 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.”
If you’re curious to check out the original, then you should swing by Apple’s App Store. The game was released back in February for both iPhone and iPad. Old-school gaming fanatics should find plenty to love about the title.
Are you a fan of the original Shadow Warrior? Do you plan to check out the reboot when it’s released later this year?