Shadow Warrior footage offers a sworded look at the ridiculous reboot

Flying Wild Hog's Shadow Warrior reboot has been shown off at E3, and as you were probably expecting it's a sober, understated take on the first-person shooter. That or the other thing: extremely violent, silly and over-the-top. Now that I think about it, it's a bit more like that. Stick around for a new gameplay-filled video courtesy of Rev3Games (interspersed with shots of a guy in a Hawaiian shirt).

Hey, that doesn't look too bad. In fact, it looks positively Painkillerian (while obviously reminding of the original, and of Flying Wild Hog's similarly old-fashioned FPS Hard Reset). Interesting things to note: this new version of Shadow Warrior looks to have put a lot more effort into the swordplay, it features a double-tap dashing move, and some of the bosses will (apparently) be of a similar size to those seen in Shadow of the Colossus. Blimey.

Shadow Warrior is out sometime this Autumn.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.