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Shadow Man: Remastered brings darkness to PC

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An old Acclaim game is back with a sharper look, just in time for your retro needs.

Nightdive Studios, a team that seems to have made a business out of bringing old shooters to new hardware, has revived the old action/adventure game, Shadowman. Known officially as Shadow Man: Remastered, the new release is available right now for PC and will arrive on Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation consoles later this year.

Shadow Man: Remastered is a touched up take on the PC, PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast original, first developed by Acclaim Studios and released ahead of this current millennium. It has become something of a cult classic in the ensuing years, though it was by no means a critical darling (check out a reader review from bloomer to see an example of the sort of things people were saying back in the day).

Today's press release promises the remaster "takes the cult-classic and brings it howling into 2021 with modern trappings like 4K widescreen and HDR support, anti-aliasing, and a host of other stunning improvements."

Shadow Man on PC was actually published as recently as 2014, also by Nightdive Studios, but this newer iteration has been updated using the proprietary KEX engine also employed for enhanced versions of System Shock, Turok, Turok 2, Blood: Fresh Supply and Forsaken.

"Shadow Man is the perfect franchise for the remaster team at Nightdive Studios," said Stephen Kick, who as the company's CEO is certainly in a position to know. "It has a dark, unique setting and is a cult-classic with a significant fan base."

Shadow Man: Remastered comes with a free copy of the first Shadowman comic produced in 2018, and also will offer a preview of the upcoming first issue in a new run of Shadowman comics. That newer comic will be available from Valiant Entertainment starting April 28, 2021.

Are you one of the individuals who loved the original version of Shadow Man? Are you excited to play it today on PC, or later this year on one of the current consoles?


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Staff article by Jason Venter (April 15, 2021)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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JoeTheDestroyer posted April 16, 2021:

Finally, the rottweilers at the beginning of the campaign won't look like giant, running turds with teeth! Or at least I hope not...
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honestgamer posted April 16, 2021:

If I had a giant, sentient turd with fangs headed my way with malice on the mind, I like to think I would have the presence of mind to be quite alarmed. But yes, it's probably ideal from an artistic standpoint that the dogs look like dogs and the turds look like turds, with as little crossover as possible.

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