Devolver Digital and studio Flying Wild Hog have revealed the long-anticipated Shadow Warrior 3 in a new teaser trailer. As usual Lo Wang is cracking wise and filleting demons, although the trailer hints at some other new elements. He appears to have a new grappling hook to aid in mobility, but then again post-Doom Eternal any shooter that doesn't let you bounce around like Daffy Duck on speed will feel positively sedate. Wang also looks like he's about to unleash a hadouken, but flips his enemies the bird at the last second, so no telling whether that's a new attack or just a smarmy joke.
I've been a fan of the crazy Polish folks at Flying Wild Hog ever since I got sucked in by their immersive cyberpunk shooter Hard Reset, way back in 2011. It's amazing that it's been that long but I was also quite fond of their Shadow Warrior reboot (GN score 9.0) and its even nuttier sequel (ditto), which seemed to foretell the id Software FPS revival and the current renaissance of the 90s-style shooter in general. I'm still holding out for that Hard Reset sequel (maybe a self-aware pastiche in the wake of Cyberpunk 2077?) but I'm just as excited to see the gameplay reveal for Shadow Warrior 3 during this year's Devolver Direct on July 11th.
Shadow Warrior 3 Announced With Corporately Mandated Teaser Trailer
Gameplay Reveal set for Devolver Direct on July 11 @ 12:00PM Pacific
Warsaw, Poland (July 6, 2020) - The talented group of nerds at Flying Wild Hog along with the less talented suits at publisher Devolver Digital have announced Shadow Warrior 3, a stunning new entry in the global best-selling franchise. Shadow Warrior 3 marks the triumphant return of fallen corporate shogun Lo Wang and launches the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level.
Shadow Warrior 3 finds Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekick Orochi Zilla embarking on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison. Armed with a punishing mix of blades and bullets, Lo Wang must traverse uncharted parts of the world to track down the dark beast and push the apocalypse back yet again. All it will take is the mask of a dead god, a dragon's egg, a touch of magic, and enough firepower to tear down the encroaching Shadowlands.
"We are beyond excited to bring Shadow Warrior fans a completely fresh experience, and we can’t wait to show off the new features we have in store for them. We want to make sure that our fast-paced gunplay sequences, razor-sharp melee combat, and spectacular free-running movement, will get their adrenaline pumping and senses thumping,” remarked Game Director Kuba Opon.
“But we never forget Flying Wild Hog’s roots and we hope that Shadow Warrior 3 will feel like a homecoming for those fans that have been with us since the beginning. And we can’t wait to introduce new players to Lo Wang, our quick-witted hero with a tongue as sharp as his katana. Shadow Warrior 3 will see him face a threat so huge it may be too big even for him to handle.”
Shadow Warrior 3 is set to unsheathe a gameplay trailer during this year’s Devolver Direct on July 11 at 12:00PM Pacific via Twitch [twitch.tv/twitchgaming] with previews, interviews, and more to come the following week.
Adoring fans and newcomers alike can snatch Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital’s first two Shadow Warrior games on Steam at 75 percent off during the current Summer Sale. All other important marketing will roll out through shadowwarrior.com and @ShadowWarrior on Twitter.
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About Flying Wild Hog
Founded in 2009 in Warsaw, Poland, independent game studio Flying Wild Hog’s name evokes the same core feeling as its acclaimed catalog of titles — action-packed, fast-paced, and wholeheartedly unique. From Hard Reset to the Shadow Warrior series, Flying Wild Hog’s titles have established a reputation for quality and care, attracting the likes of Devolver Digital and spurring rapid and continued growth across its three Polish studios and nearly 200 employees. Following its recent acquisition by Supernova Capital LLP, Flying Wild Hog seeks to continue delivering original, high-quality game experiences that transport players to exciting new worlds and push creative boundaries. With an ever-expanding game portfolio that leverages a proven production pipeline and proprietary technology, Flying Wild Hog is positioned as one of the premier European creative houses. The team is currently developing the third installment of the upcoming Shadow Warrior franchise, due out across multiple platforms in 2021.