Shadow Warrior reboot ready for pre-order
The reboot of classic FPS Shadow Warrior is now open for pre-orders, and Lo Wang comes with benefits...
Most gamers will remember, or at least be aware of classic FPS stars such as the Doom guy and Duke Nukem, but how many remember wise-cracking racial stereotype, Lo Wang of Shadow Warrior fame? I'm willing to bet not a lot of younger gamers. This is a shame, as 3D Realms' Shadow Warrior was every bit as impressive in its day as Duke Nukem 3D, and it packed in ridiculous and crude one-liners, sanguinary melee combat and some great, unique weapons. Who could forget the mini nuke, complete with a countdown that terrified opponents in multiplayer matches? One thing was for sure, you no mess with Lo Wang!
Well, Wang is back in a modern re-imaging of the game. Created by Devolver Digital and Flying Wild Hog, Shadow Warrior will revisit the original game's story, mixing it up with modern touches. It'll retain all of the vicious retro-style combat and gore, including Wang's signature katana for melee action, one of the game's strong points. Lo Wang has also been given a make over, and is no longer the wise ageing master, but a more, Jet Li-style hero.
Shadow Warrior will be released on September 26 for $39.99, and you can grab it from a number of outlets already by pre-ordering it. Doing so will net you various bonuses, which vary depending on your outlet of choice.
Steam pre-orders will give you a 15% discount on the game's price, a Zilla Enterprises Z45 katana in-game weapon and a 75% off coupon for any other Devolver Digital title, or Hard Reset by Wild Flying Hogs. A Special Edition is also available exclusively from Steam, and this includes a Serious Sam 3 sledgehammer and Hotline Miami Katana in-game weapons, a digital art book and the game's soundtrack.
GOG.com is offering the 15% discount along with the classic game's Katana, remastered for the new version, as well as a free copy of the original game, Shadow Warrior Classic Complete. Well, as the man said, two Wang's are better than one.
The Humble Store is also issuing the 15% price reduction and the Shadow Warrior soundtrack.
So, that's plenty of purchase options, and you can also have a look at the trailer for the game below.
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