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Shadow Warrior

6 years ago

Rebooted And Transformed: Shadow Warrior

Do Volition receive royalties for the Shadow Warrior launch trailer? Lo Wang singing along to Proper Transformers' song, The Touch, immediately reminded me of Saints Row characters caterwauling along to their favourite tunes from the hit parade while driving through the city streets. The scene is in the game as well, acting as an introduction to the hitman with a heart (in his pocket), and…

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Feature: Sturm und Wang

Shadow Warrior review

This was unexpected. I was willing to believe that bringing Lo Wang back was a good idea but far from sure of it. Two days of carnage later, I’m convinced. The biggest problem with the Shadow Warrior reboot is that it isn’t a Blood reboot because if Caleb ever does return to our screens, he’s probably not going to do it in this much style.…

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Wang Squared: Saints Row’s, Er, Bat In Shadow Warrior

Normally I wouldn't even bat an eyelash at some random cross-game promotional effort - let alone dedicate precious RPS Hyper Maturity Space to it - but this time is different. The reason? Two of the dumbest, most laughably enjoyable games I've played in ages are colliding, and there is now no way that last clause wasn't a euphemism for something, authorial intent be damned. Yes, it's…

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September To Dismember: Shadow Warrior Trailer

If you have a problem with blood, I suggest you skip this explanatory trailer for Shadow Warrior. If you'll allow me to briefly slip into a cockney criminal's parlance, there's claret everywhere. It puddles, splashes, flicks, pools, drips, and plops, all to show off the differences between guns and swords for people who might need help deciding which to focus on. The results are broadly…

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Fish Physics And Sword Care: Shadow Warrior Trailer

My usual non-sequitur drivel has no place in this story. The Shadow Warrior trailer has defeated my attempts to recontextualise it for humourous effect, because this trailer does that to the game by showing lots of silly things that you can do. I have no no way in! Blocked by inanity. All I can do is resort to facts and hope that it's a temporary…

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Swords: Shadow Warrior Swordleasing In Swordtember

I enjoyed a recent demo of Shadow Warrior so much that I done maded one of them there vidya-trons about it. The first-person slasher drew me in for a lot of reasons: swords, wise-cracks, swords, swords, car-aoke versions of The Touch, swords, cutting monsters with swords, swords, s-words, and swords. And now, publisher Devolver Digital has sliced the game to ribbons and assembled a video of…

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Feature: Let's Slay

30 Minutes Of Me Blathering All Over Shadow Warrior

Devolver Digital was kind enough to provide us with ample preview code for Hard Reset developer Flying Wild Hog's upcoming revival of Shadow Warrior. That may have been a mistake. I decided to attempt some form of Let's Play/Blather All Over/Preview thing, and well, I'm new to this. Very, very new. The end result is a mixture of description and discovery that hopefully gets the…

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7 years ago

A Slash From The Past: Shadow Warrior Free On Steam

Everyone, Flying Wild Hog is remaking Shadow Warrior! Upon hearing that, a decent number of you probably tilted your heads so hard that confused dogs could hear and replied, "What's a Shadow Warrior?" That's understandable. The '90s were 7,000 years ago, after all. But maybe you saw the reboot's teaser trailer and went on a needlessly gruesome excitement rampage, or perhaps Hard Reset's uniquely incoherent…

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Heads A Lopping: Shadow Warrior Teaser

There seems to be a lot of game design documents getting dust blown off them at the moment. What other remakes are we due? Star Wars: TIE Fighter? Subwar 2050? Emerging from a dusty cloud of nostalgia is Shadow Warrior. 3D Realms' samurai shooter from the late '90s is being made shiny and new by Hard Reset developers Flying Wild Hog. Nathan scoured his memories…

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Split Personality: Hard Reset Devs Revive Shadow Warrior

In a post-re-Rise-of-the-Triad world, any franchise reboot is possible. Case in point: Shadow Warrior. The original was a ninja-themed first-person shooter sliced and diced from Duke Nukem 3D's cloth - Build engine, unrepentantly offensive humor, and all - but it didn't exactly have legions of lovers banging down doors for its long-overdue return. At least, not that I'm aware of. Maybe I should've looked in more shadows.…

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