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Shadow Warrior reboot by Hard Reset developer appears


3:30 PM on 05.09.2013
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First came Duke Nukem, then came Lo Wang, and now come the reboots. Flying Wild Hog, developer of Hard Reset, annouced it is making a reboot of Shadow Warrior, the offbeat, borderline offensive but all the way awesome Hong Kong cinema influenced follow-up to Duke Nukem 3D. This unexpected reboot is being produced by Devolver Digital (Serious Sam 3, Hotline Miami).

I remember drooling over the images of the often delayed Shadow Warrior in the mid-90s, only to be underwhelemed by it once it released in 1997 after the arrival of 3D first-person shooters. I've come to appreciate it over the years -- as it really is one of the best FPS games of the '90s -- but I worry at how Flying Wild Hog will adapt the character of Lo Wang, who rightfully managed to piss-off Asian gamers back in the day. Then there's also the game's weird fetish of finding women taking a crap ("Why does thinking about sex make me wanna crap?" one woman says).

Take the offbeat nature, tune down the offensive bits, bring back the ninja gear (swords and shurikens), and Shadow Warrior could make for one hell of a reboot, especially in the hands of Flying Wild Hog. Here's hoping we get more details on this project soon.

Flying Wild Hog's announcement [Facebook]





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10:00 PM on 01.30.2015
GOG.com's newest bundle slashes prices on Devolver titles

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3:00 PM on 11.04.2014
Villains should be eating sandwiches in Shadow Warrior

Max and I wrap up our dip into Shadow Warrior on PS4. We make weird sex noises, talk about Bone Thugz-N-Harmony, and, I, as always, end up declaring I want to watch Demolition Man.more



6:30 PM on 11.03.2014
We took the road less traveled in Shadow Warrior

As we forge on in Shadow Warrior on PS4, Max makes the mistake of letting me play for a bit. Then I ran all the way down the nearby streets and discovers some weird canopied cities filled with inactive robots at the end of the road. And now I have Boyz II Men stuck in my head.more



1:15 PM on 11.03.2014
We went all Peter Gabriel in Shadow Warrior

Max and I continue our rampage through Shadow Warrior on PS4. We try to figure out who wrote the song "Sledgehammer," and discover the in-game arcade machines. We also decided that everything was made out of raspberry jam.more



1:00 PM on 10.30.2014
We don't know what the heck is going on in Shadow Warrior

Max and I continue our journey through Shadow Warrior on PS4. We get really confused as to what was going on, so we finally turned on the subtitles. In doing so, we also discover the special weapon skins, including a badass Hotline Miami katana.more



1:00 PM on 10.29.2014
We took our anger out on the furniture in Shadow Warrior on PS4

Max and I decided to check out Shadow Warrior, which was recently ported from PC to consoles, is a re-imagining of the 1997 game by 3D Realms. It's sort of like Duke Nukem with the culturally ignorant Asian themes of Mortal Kombat. I had my doubts about this game, but as you can see in the video above, I think it's kind of just dumb fun. Also, we rock out to Stan Bush and make dumb jokes.more



7:00 AM on 07.29.2014
Shadow Warrior coming to consoles on September 26

We knew that Shadow Warrior was coming to the PS4 and Xbox One this fall, but now we have a solid date of September 26. Devolver Digital is releasing the game in conjunction with Bandai Namco Europe, which will have "high qua...more



3:00 PM on 07.09.2014
Shadow Warrior slicing up PS4, Xbox One this fall

We've long known that Flying Wild Hog's Shadow Warrior would one day come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That's happening in September, courtesy of Devolver Digital for digital distribution and Majesco at retail. It'll cost $...more



3:00 AM on 04.24.2014
Interceptor Entertainment unearths sweet unused 3D Realms assets

Remember when Interceptor Entertainment purchased 3D Realms? Pepperidge Farm and Interceptor CEO Frederik Schreiber remember. And after digging through nearly 25 years' worth of content after the acquisition, he's sharing ass...more



3:30 PM on 12.18.2013
Shadow Warrior and Rise of the Triad's crossover lovin'

[Update: Check out Lo Wang in action in the Rise of the Triad trailer below.] Shadow Warrior and Rise of the Triad have been busy making sweet love to each other to create some new features. On the Shadow Warrior front, a fr...more




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