The 2013 remake of Shadow Warrior was a great – overall – game. And we are happy to report that Flying Wild Hog’s shooter is currently available for free on Humble Store for a limited time. This offer will end in 41 hours from this post, so make sure to download it while you still can.
Shadow Warrior tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade known as the Nobitsura Kage. Forced into a timeless battle, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm, pushing our world to the brink of destruction. Aided by Hoji, a banished spirit from this mysterious world, Lo Wang must use a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to discover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish the encroaching forces back into the darkness.
Surprisingly enough, the game still looks good (it’s not as good as Shadow Warrior 2, but it’s not a bad looking game… even for today’s standards). The game is powered by the Road Hog Engine and while it suffered from some performance issues at launch, Flying Wild Hog upgraded their engine in order to take advantage of 64bit processors. There are still some performance issues when the “Mirrors” option is enabled, however performance has been slightly improved.
Those interested can acquire their free copy of Shadow Warrior by visiting this page.