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Posts tagged “Flying Wild Hog”

Shadow Wha? Oh! Huh! Platformer Juju Announced

After their first two games were Hard Reset and Shadow Warrior, I thought I had a handle on Flying Wild Hog. They make throwback first-person shooters with explosions and big guns and medkits and running backwards while shooting, right? Apparently people aren't forced to be pigeon-holed for their entire lives, as the developers have announced their third game, Juju, and its a mite different. It's…

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A Taste Of Wang: Shadow Warrior Demo

I liked everything about the Shadow Warrior reboot, except for the wang jokes. But to prove that there are no hard feelings, I've slipped a wang in right there at the top of the post. The reason we are returning to Shadow Warrior, as the headline makes clear, is to herald the unexpected (though far from premature) discharge of a demo. This coincides with a…

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Going Out With A Wang: Shadow Warrior Survival Mode

The unexpectedly excellent Shadow Warrior reboot from Devolver Digital was at its best when limbs and heads were soaring through the air and painting the town/dojo/village/infernal dominion/forest/dockyard red. The designers were wise to that fact and the demon hordes were as persistent as Penelope's suitors. If the lulls in action were too much for you to take though, Devolver have the answer. A survival mode…

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Shadow Warrior + Viscera Cleanup Detail = All The Sense

When I first saw the news that there's now a Shadow-Warrior-themed level for Viscera Cleanup Detail, I was surprised for all of 0.2 seconds. Then, with the speed of a magical sword severing an already spurting limb, the universe made perfect sense again. It's a match made in heaven, and I don't know why I didn't realize it milliseconds sooner. Shadow Warrior leaves piping hot…

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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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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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Hart Reset: Flying Wild Hog’s Free PDF Artbook

I'd be lying if I said the art of Hard Reset was the most striking thing about it - I'd be more inclined to go with 'shooting lots and lots of robots with nice lighting effects.' Nonetheless, it's jolly nice of devs Flying Wild Hog to offer up a free, 137MB PDF artbook, whose 46 heavily-illustrated pages contain concept art, environments, characters and all sorts.…

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Gift That Keeps On Gibbing: Hard Reset’s Free DLC

Well, this sort of came out of nowhere - not that I'm complaining, mind you. After already waving its magically miserly wand and poofing our dusty old copies of Hard Reset into shiny Extended Editions for free, Flying Wild Hog's seen fit to hand out yet another freebie. [Edit: It's actually the Extended Edition's content, but released as free DLC on Steam. Throw rotten vegetables…

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Hard Reset Unleashes Bonus Robotic Hell

Pretty-lookin' cyberpunk robo-blaster Hard Reset - which John was amused but disappointed by - has received a big old patch, 1.2, which adds a Survival mode which "unleashes wave after wave of robotic hell upon the player, who has make good use of weapon upgrades to delay the inevitable as long as possible." The mode is based in two new maps, and has a leaderboard…

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Feature: Switch it off, or switch it on again?

Hard Reset review

Announced and released within just four months, the first game from Polish super-group Flying Wild Hog, Hard Reset, was something of a surprise to the world of PC. Dedicated to the platform, it's a defiant thing: a first-person shooter with no multiplayer, no console vibe, and old-school shooter values, and it's due out next Tuesday. So does it deliver in its specific niche. Having just…

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Reboot: Hard Reset Footage

The big K has gone and recorded seven Imperial minutes of video footage of Hard Reset, the P.C. O.N.L.Y. FPS from newly formed Polish super-dev, Flying Wild Hog. It's full of explosions, environmental interactions (usually involving explosions), fights with baddies, some explosions, some spectacular looking explosions environments. This is one to watch, says I.

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Feature: Wait 30 seconds and switch it back on

Hands On: Hard Reset

Hard Reset seemed to appear from nowhere. First a screenshot. Then a name and a video. Then a pile of screenshots. That started barely a month ago, with the game due out as soon as September. And then yesterday we found a few levels of the game arrive in our inbox. So I've had a play of this PC-only shooter. (The screenshots aren't ours, as…

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