New Shadow Warrior game teased in video, pictures

After 15 long years, the sequel to Duke Nukem 3D was finally released in 2011. Now, one of 3D Realms’ lesser-known games is about to get a sequel, too. Rock, Paper, Shotgun reports that there’s a new Shadow Warrior game in development—and we now have a glimpse of it in a teaser video and some screenshots.

The video is only about a minute long. It shows what appears to be an in-game rendition of a Japanese temple, some mutilated bodies, and puddles of blood.

Well, that looks intuiguing. I’m getting kind of a Kill Bill vibe from it, although that may be because I haven’t seen the movie in a while. Either way, the choice of music seems weirdly appropriate.

As for the screenshots, you’ll find them in the gallery below. They depict some of the game’s ugly-looking bad guys posing angrily in various settings.

I remember enjoying the original Shadow Warrior quite a bit, although looking back, some of the racist stereotypes in that game were a little overdone. I hope the sequel retains the satisfying first-person slashing gameplay and introduces some better jokes. I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Devolver Digital are quoting a fall release time frame for the game.

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    • Buzzard44
    • 6 years ago

    You don’t mess with the Lo Wang!

    Man I loved that game. I was just a kid, and my parents would only buy me the shareware version. I remember getting stuck at this spot where I couldn’t make this jump…

    Shurikens and uzi’s and armed forklifts, oh my!

    • FireGryphon
    • 6 years ago

    Baseball wrong — man with four balls cannot walk!

    The humor in the original was racially stereotypical — not racist. I remember that being an issue when the original game was released, and I believe the answer 3D Realms gave was, ‘the Chinese people on our development team think their jokes are perfectly fine…’

    • Laykun
    • 6 years ago

    So long as Gearbox Software don’t get their hands on it. They seem to ruin every franchise they touch.

    • Kaleid
    • 6 years ago

    Damn…I’m running into walls now.

    • Grigory
    • 6 years ago

    Sticky bomb like you!

      • CuttinHobo
      • 6 years ago

      “You want to wash wang, or watch Wang wash wang?”

        • Byte Storm
        • 6 years ago

        Burn, baby burn! Flames a get a higher!

          • kvndoom
          • 6 years ago

          “Sword is a personal weapon. When slice into a man, you get a personal feedback. Nukular weapon… ahh they go off, big BANG, and you no get a feeling.”

    • ludi
    • 6 years ago

    Oh wow…I remember playing the shareware version for hours back in college. That was one of the last major game releases on the Build Engine.

    Extraordinarily juvenile, as I recall, although not so blatantly vulgar as DN3D.

      • Concupiscence
      • 6 years ago

      And about as hard as Blood, which old-timers here will remember sometimes veered into infuriating difficulty with little advance warning or provocation. Tough, but rewarding. Let’s hope this thing turns out well – a screenshot’s only as good as the bytes used to encode it if the gameplay doesn’t pan out.

    • shaurz
    • 6 years ago

    The only Shadow Warriors I knew of was a NES game.

      • Byte Storm
      • 6 years ago

      wrong reply

    • Silus
    • 6 years ago

    Not sure if interested. Will have to wait for more…

    I too enjoyed the original and sort of like that some of the old games have had a modern remake/reboot, but I would prefer new concepts and gameplay mechanics.

      • Peldor
      • 6 years ago

      Definitely not the most attention grabbing stills I’ve seen. Maybe next time.

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 6 years ago

    [quote<]It's like Skyrim, with ninjas![/quote<]

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