Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:19pm 10/05/23 | 0 Comments
Ahh, Shadowman, the iconic action-adventure game from the N64 era holds a special place in our hearts here at AusGamers. So the news of its return is very welcome. Shadowman: Darque Legacy from Syndey-based Blowfish Studios is described as a "heart-pounding single-player action horror game" coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2024.
And there's a teaser trailer to set the tone.
As a conspiracy threatens to overrun the realm of the living, Shadowman must contend with horrifying inhuman entities with challenging melee combat. Follow a dark path from the land of the living to the hellish realm of the Deadside as you cross the veil between both. Embody the hero of the dark to traverse the necromantic divide, overcome dastardly obstacles, and silence the terrifying threats lurking within.
Developed in partnership with comic publisher Valiant Entertainment, we've also got a description of the game's story and setting above. Shadowman dates back to 1992 when the first comic was published. The mention of "challenging melee combat" certainly paints the picture of a more action-horror approach versus the N64-era title's Zelda 64-style gameplay.
“It’s been an honour to breathe new life into such an iconic IP, with Shadowman’s first venture into gaming since the PlayStation 2 era,” said Clinton McCleary, Game Director, Blowfish Studios. “We’re looking forward to ushering fans into the horrifying, punishing, but rewarding experience we’ve crafted. Stepping into the role of Shadowman, players will encounter a compelling cast of heroes and villains while taking their scythe to the most wretched denizens of the Deadside.”
Here's hoping we don't have to wait too long to see gameplay from this.