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We don't know what the heck is going on in Shadow Warrior by Bill Zoeker
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.
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.
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To say I came away impressed by Lo Wang's hefty offering wouldn't even begin to do the game justice. It features some of the most satisfying swordplay I've ever experienced outside of my own bedroom, gorgeous graphics, and more juvenile potty humor than you can shake your stick at. What's not to love?
Well now you have the chance to try it out for yourself! To enter, just leave a comment below telling me what you would do with Lo Wang's sword if you had it in real life. Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Sunday, January 26 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. The contest is open to anyone who can redeem a Steam code.
Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). It's pretty great!
[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 free survival mode has been added that features three custom-built battle arenas.
As for the crossover, you'll now be able to use Rise of the Triad's Excalibat as an alternative katana in Shadow Warrior. Then over in Rise of the Triad, you can play as Shadow's Lo Wang in multiplayer.
Nice. Also, here's a special message from Devolver Digital's CFO Fork Parker.
"Enjoy the free content, nerds. “Don’t forget my holiday cheer and festive giving of free stuff next year when I jack up prices on some face-melting indie games."
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This Shadow Warrior was never going to be an easy sell for me. An enormous fan of the 3D Realms original, I was an instant skeptic when news of a more "modern" reboot first hit. My '90s PC elitism kicked in, my fingers went into my ears, and I yelled "na na na na na I can't hear you" in a desperate attempt to avoid sullying my nostalgia for Lo Wang's first epic journey.
You see, I have an unnatural (probably unhealthy) love for Lo Wang. If PC gaming in the '90s was a lawless frontier, then Lo Wang was its Billy the Kid. Even more unrefined than his not-so-distant relative Duke, Wang was little more than a vehicle for penis jokes, potty humor, and awful Asian-stereotyping; and I absolutely adored him. And like anybody who loves something, the thought of anyone messing with the object of my affection made me throw a fit. Why would you change what is already perfect?!
And then I got up off the floor and actually played the damn game. And while the '90s might not be back, this game gets us pretty damn close.
Here's some Shadow Warrior to tide you over while our review is in the works. I go stab stuff up, look for glowing statues, and watch rabbits having sex. All in a day's work for this Stan Bush enthusiast!
We might do more of this one. Depends how much y'all like it.
[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.]
Our friends at Devolver Digital have given us 10 codes for Shadow Warrior: Special Edition to hand out to you wangtastic Dtoiders! This special edition includes Shadow Warrior, the Serious Sam 3 sledgehammer and Hotline Miami katana in-game weapons, the Shadow Warrior digital art book, and the official Shadow Warrior soundtrack. Awesome!
To win a code for yourself, just leave a comment in this thread telling us what you would use as a melee weapon to fight off the demon hordes from the Shadow Realm. Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday, October 4 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone in the universe who can input a Steam code into their Steam account with their steamy little fingers.
Shadow Warrior released today! Yay! It's a wonderful bloody and disgusting first-person shooter/slasher. It's also going to make Stan Bush's "The Touch" stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
The game retails for $39.99...
Outside of a few outliers like Hard Reset and Serious Sam HD, it's tough to find real old-school shooters these days. While I'm still very much a fan of modern FPS design, playing game after game with regenerative health and linear pathways can get tiresome.
That's where Shadow Warrior (expect Andy's review coming soon!) comes in, delivering a fairly challenging experience along with some elements of '90s FPS goodness. So sit back and enjoy some tips for Lo Wang's latest adventure.
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