Shadow Warrior 2 Ready To Launch This Week

Flying Wild Hog has announced that the much anticipated Shadow Warrior 2 will be release this week for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PlayStation 4 owners will also get a free copy of the original Shadow Warrior and Shadow Warrior Collection for those who purchase of Shadow Warrior 2.

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Tadek Zielinski, Community Manager of Flying Wild Hog, explains that his team has put a lot of effort into the game’s architecture to ensure it works well on the PlayStation 4:

Getting this “ninja feel” was extremely important to our team during development of Shadow Warrior 2 on PS4 and we spent a lot of time testing how switching from ranged gunplay to close quarters melee combat felt on DualShock 4. It was crucial that players be able to both aim and fire their ranged weapons at a distance and then seamlessly (and quickly) switch to melee weapons to perform brutal slashes and devastating combos at close range.
The team took great care in putting together a weapons selection configuration that took advantage of the DualShock 4’s features to keep the player in control and have all weapons at their disposal easily. The dual thumbsticks, touch pad, and directional pad can all be used in different ways to equip, charge, and execute attacks so that players really get that ninja feel while traversing the levels.

Five years have passed since Lo Wang shattered the alliance between his deceitful former boss and the ancient gods of the shadow realm. Despite noble intentions, Lo Wang’s efforts to annihilate the darkness corrupted the world, creating a strange and savage new order where humans and demons live side by side.

The once feared warrior now lives in the shifting wildlands outside the reach of his enemies and the neon glow of Zilla’s cybernetic metropolis, scratching out a meager existence as a hired sword for the local Yakuza clans. When a simple mission goes wrong, Lo Wang is drawn into a volatile conflict between a brilliant young scientist, a controversial cult leader, and a terrifying new drug known as Shade. The sharp-tongued hero must once again wield lethal blades, staggering firepower, and archaic magic to purge the world of evil.

Shadow Warrior 2 will makes it way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 19th 2017.

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