Flying Wild Hog's latest addition to its Shadow Warrior series, Shadow Warrior 3, is already shaping up to be an appropriately violent follow-up, bringing back the franchise's standard blend of tongue-in-cheek humor, blood-drenched violence, and over-the-top gore. Today, it was revealed that the upcoming sequel will be joining both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alongside its already announced PC release, welcoming even more players to get stuck into the action.
The reveal was made via an action-packed gameplay trailer shown off by IGN, with the publication providing a short glimpse into Shadow Warrior 3's Doomsday Device mission. The title card that followed the footage made the added console ports official, reaffirming that the game will be launching later this year at an as of yet unspecified date.
As for the gameplay, it confirms that Shadow Warrior 3 won't be toning down the gruesome kills and spectacle-heavy battles that cropped up in its 2016 predecessor, offering 2 minutes of adrenaline-fueled action. From duel-wielding assault rifles and chopping enemies to pieces with a katana to gruesomely punching an ice demon's heads apart and using its innards to freeze nearby enemies, Lo Wang's arsenal of abilities in Shadow Warrior 3 seem to be taking the combat up a notch. One section of the trailer even shows the nimble protagonist use a grappling hook to pull two miniguns out of the stomach of a large enemy, using them to mow down nearby opponents.
The shooter appears to channel the chaotic combat of games like Doom and will no doubt be one to watch for lovers of violent action romps. For those who missed its announcement last year, Shadow Warrior 3 brings back series protagonist Lo Wang in a new adventure. This time around, the character is teaming with his former enemy turned sidekick Orochi Zilla, as the pair battle an ancient dragon they unwittingly released from eternal confinement. It's likely to be another zany adventure filled with irreverent comedy, cheesy one-liners, and plenty of B-movie action.
Shadow Warrior 3 is just one of the many releases Devolver Digital currently has slated for this year, with the publisher also promising Boomerang X, Essays on Empathy, Sub Rosa, Weird West, and Death's Door. It already looks to be a stacked year for the company, offering a variety of different games across a range of genres. It's not a surprise after Devolver made waves in 2020, collaborating with Mediatonic on the global phenomenon that was Fall Guys and assisting Phobia Game Studio in the creation of its popular horror experience, Carrion.
At today's Xbox Indie Showcase, Devolver Digital unveiled an upcoming indie game titled Death's Door with impressive gameplay and a unique art style, making it stand out against the many games announced at the event.
Yesterday, publisher Devolver Digital teased a new dark game with a piece of interesting promotional art. It was certainly a headscratcher and fans weren't sure what to expect, but that turned out to be the action-adventure game now known as Death's Door. Here, players will assume the role of a crow in charge of collecting the souls of the dead. However, nothing has died for many years, meaning that the job has become quite boring. But the protagonist is finally offered the first big job in quite some time, and it looks to be a bit of a challenge.