Shadow Man is back as Nightdive Studios, along with Valiant Entertainment, will be bringing a “fully remastered” version of the original Shadow Man to PC (via Steam and GOG), PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch next year.
Based on the comic book series published by Valiant Comics, Michael LeRoi becomes Shadow Man, a brave and powerful supernatural hero who protects humanity from the sinister demons that lurk in the Deadside and spill into our world, Liveside. Originally developed by Acclaim Studios, The Shadow Man video game was a cult classic in the late 90’s and was released on PC, PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast consoles.
Shadow Man is being updated using Nightdive’s proprietary KEX engine which has been used to restore classic video games across all digital platforms including System Shock: Enhanced Edition, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Blood: Fresh Supply, and Forsaken Remastered.
Stephen Kick, CEO at Nightdive Studios explained: “Our goal with the remaster is to give today’s generation of gamers all the features that they expect from a modern title while preserving the qualities that made Valiant’s iconic character and the original Shadow Man game such memorable classics to begin with.”
The new remaster will feature 4K resolution, improved shadow mapping, per-pixel lighting, anti-aliasing, Xbox, PS4, Controller Pro support, as well as the reintroduction of missing content cut from the original game.
Valiant are also releasing a new comic book series, with Shadowman #1 set for a May 20th release.
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