Shadow Warrior was a 1997 first person shooter from 3D Realms that is infamous for its, let’s say “insenitive,” portrayal of Asian culture. Devolver Digital (truly, the 3D Realms of our day) has decided to update Shadow Warrior and its main character, Lo Wang, for the 21st with a rebooted version of the game in development at Flying Wild Hog.
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.
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 and banish the encroaching forces back into the darkness.
Shadow Warrior is in development for the PC and will be released this Fall. A version for “next-gen consoles” will be released in 2014.