Originally released way back in 1999, the action-adventure game Shadow Man is seeping its way back into the fore. With a launch trailer having been released recently which shows footage for an upcoming remastered version being made by Nightdive Studios, there's now talk that a remake is in the pipeline as well.
According to a source, an indie development team is currently working on a full remake of Shadow Man. At the moment, there doesn't appear to be much in the way of details of who's behind it or when it will be released and for what systems. However, the developer has released a trailer which shows off a little bit of play footage and teases that the game will be out in "20XX".
What is known, however, is that the remake is being built in the Unreal Engine evidenced by the logo being present in the trailer. The source also indicates that Tim Haywood, who was the composer on the original Shadow Man game, is involved in the project as well.
Nightdive Studios, who along with making the remastered version were also responsible for the reboot of System Shock, have not said anything about the Shadow Man remake, which suggests that this is not an official project and is being made by fans instead. The fact that a trailer has already been released hints that this is something already deep into development. It's just a bit of a shame that not much is known about it, especially given that this is something fans of the original would arguably be up for.
The first quarter of 2021 is coming to a close, and traditionally, it's one of the slowest times for new video game releases. New game releases should start heating up over the next few months before slowing down again in the summertime, and it looks like April is getting the second quarter started off with a bang.
April 2021 will consist of a variety of major new video game releases, including Outriders from People Can Fly, New Pokemon Snap on the Nintendo Switch, and the PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal. There should be something to look forward to for players on all consoles, and it will definitely be interesting to see which game comes out of April as the most popular new release of the month.
April is kicking off with a bang. People Can Fly's Outriders is a new third-person shooter/RPG hybrid with a focus on co-op gameplay and the promise of providing players with a complete experience at launch instead of being yet another live service title. The Outriders demo has been met with enthusiasm by the community, and it will be interesting to see if that enthusiasm translates to strong sales for the game. Outriders will also be available through Xbox Game Pass on launch day, which should ensure that it has an even bigger community of players than it would have otherwise.
Oddworld: New 'n Tasty remade the original Oddworld game for modern audiences, and now Oddworld: Soulstorm is set to do the same for the sequel. Instead of being a straight remake of Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, Oddworld: Soulstorm is more like a re-imagining, making some major gameplay changes when compared to the 1998 original. The dark humor and grittiness of the Oddworld franchise should still be intact, plus the game is an absolute stunner on PlayStation 5. And speaking of PS5, Oddworld is a free PS Plus game for April 2021, so subscribers will be able to add it to their digital collections at no extra charge.
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