Bandai Namco and Devolver Digital Bringing Shadow Warrior to New Generation Consoles This September
BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S. and Devolver Digital announced today a retail distribution partnership to release the retro-inspired reboot Shadow Warrior on the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One games and entertainment system from Microsoft this September 25th, 2014.
Based on the 1997 classical hit, Shadow Warrior is an ambitious reboot, reimagined with a blend of modern design, inventive combat mechanics, and a contemporary retelling of Lo Wang’s comical rise to legend. The game tells the eccentric tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade. Forced into a timeless battle, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm, pushing our world to the brink of destruction. Aided by Hoji, a banished spirit from this mysterious world, Lo Wang must use a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to discover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish the encroaching forces back into the darkness.
Shadow Warrior on PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One will benefit from a high quality reshaped graphics and boasts tons of exciting content exclusive to make Lo Wang’s adventure even more sanguinarily thrilling:
- New Arena mode where Lo Wang faces off against waves of enemies in three custom-designed environments
- All-New Campaign content featuring the head of the nefarious Zilla Corporation.
- Exclusive weapons including the sledgehammer from Serious Sam 3, the katana from Hotline Miami, the “Zilla Enterprises Z45 katana” and “classic Shadow Warrior katana”
“Our fans have been very vocal about bringing Shadow Warrior to PlayStation®4 and Xbox One so we’re absolutely thrilled to be working with our friends at Bandai Namco to have Wang bring a sword to a gunfight” Fork Parker.Devolver, CFO at Devolver Digital.
“To follow-up with its tradition of distributing very high quality games to the market, BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe teams-up with Devolver Digital to bring a highly-praised game onto the new generation consoles! Thanks to Devolver Digital savoir-faire and BANDAI NAMCO Games massive distribution channels, we are aiming to make this new release a huge success for the upcoming years”. Alberto Gonzalez Lorca, VP 3rd parties and Business Development at Bandai Namco Games Europe.