IF, like me, you’re a fan of over-the-top Hong Kong Action films, you’ve probably played and enjoyed the Shadow Warrior games – the action movie inspired FPSes starring the wise-cracking Lo Wang.
Initially launched by 3D Realms (of Duke Nukem 3D fame) in 1997, the series was rebooted by Wild Hogs in 2013, followed by a sequel in 2016.
Now, Lo Wang is back for a third time, with Wild Hogs and publisher Devolver Digital announcing Shadow Warrior 3.
According to the official announcement:
“Shadow Warrior 3 finds Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekick Orochi Zilla embarking on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison. Armed with a punishing mix of blades and bullets, Lo Wang must traverse uncharted parts of the world to track down the dark beast and push the apocalypse back yet again. All it will take is the mask of a dead god, a dragon’s egg, a touch of magic, and enough firepower to tear down the encroaching Shadowlands.”
Game director Kuba Opoń said the team were beyond excited to bring Shadow Warrior fans a completely fresh experience.
“We can’t wait to show off the new features we have in store for them. We want to make sure that our fast-paced gunplay sequences, razor-sharp melee combat, and spectacular free-running movement, will get their adrenaline pumping and senses thumping,” he said.
“But we never forget Flying Wild Hog’s roots and we hope that Shadow Warrior 3 will feel like a homecoming for those fans that have been with us since the beginning.
“We can’t wait to introduce new players to Lo Wang, our quick-witted hero with a tongue as sharp as his katana! Shadow Warrior 3 will see him face a threat so huge it may be too big even for him to handle!”
No official release date has been announced, but Devolver Digital are holding their Devolver Direct event (and they’re always entertaining and well worth tuning in for) on July 12 at 5am AEST via Twitch, and have promised more details and gameplay from then.