Independent developer Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital have announced that they have teamed up on Shadow Warrior. Shadow Warrior being a completely reimagined version of the 1997 classic, yes you guesssed it, also titled Shadow Warrior. It encompasses a blend of modern design and combat mechanics with the retelling of the original story of Lo Wang.
Lo Wang has been forced to hunt down Nobitsura Kage, a legendary blade. Having been forced into this timeless battle has taught Lo Wang of the blade and it’s connection to the ancient gods. Accompanied by Hoji, Lo Wang is on a mission to discover what is behind the invasion while using combinations of blade, gun and magic.
Micheal Szustak, Studio head at Flying Wild Hog, had this to say;
“The team here at Flying Wild Hog are longtime fans of the original Shadow Warrior with its unique combat innovations and distinct setting not seen in shooters at that time. The classic arcade-style shooter is a genre we genuinely love, so redesigning the world of Shadow Warrior and the character of Lo Wang has been a fantastic project for the team.”
Be sure to check out the screens and teaser trailer below.