Flying Wild Hog revealed their release date for the console version of Shadow Warrior 2.
In a post on the game’s official Facebook page, it was announced that Shadow Warrior 2 will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 19. After launching on PC last year, the console version of the game suffered from multiple delays before receiving a finalized date. The console edition of Shadow Warrior 2 will include all the current DLC available for the PC version. Shadow Warrior 2 also features online cooperative multiplayer for its campaign.
Shadow Warrior is a first-person shooter that was originally developed for PC in 2013, later seeing a console release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a year after. The series is developed by Flying Wild Hog and published by Devolver Digital. Shadow Warrior has players take on the role of Lo Wang, a modern-day ninja mercenary who fights through waves of demonic hordes. In addition to a Katana, Wang is able to equip a large variety of firearms with certain weapons doing more damage to certain enemies. Through the use of in-game currency, players are able to upgrade Wang’s abilities, making him stronger as they progress through the story. Reviews of Shadow Warrior were mostly positive with many praising the old-school feel that the game has along with its gratifying combat system.
Shadow Warrior 2 expands on the groundwork of the original, adding an even larger number of weapons players can use. The level structure of the sequel has also changed, making levels less linear than the first game. New traversal techniques such as wall climbing and double jumping have also been added, allowing for more exploration. Reception from critics on Shadow Warrior 2 have been similar to the first game, again praising the combat as well as the game’s new multiplayer features.
Since its PC release, Flying Wild Hog announced sales of the game have quadrupled in comparison to the first entry in the series. Flying Wild Hog thanks the fans for their support.