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Shadow Warrior 2 has been out for just over a week now, and it seems that the gaming community as a whole was crying out for more Wang. Publisher Devolver Digital has released that the new game has been received by audiences and critics excellently, outselling the previous entry in the series and becoming one of the best performing releases in the history of Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital. Flying Wild Hog hasn’t been silent either, with studio director Michal Szustak thanking the game’s supporters.

We could not be happier with the reception of Shadow Warrior 2… We’re a small studio with only about 75 people, and each of us poured our hearts and souls into making a bigger, different experience for Shadow Warrior 2. That our fans and critics have largely applauded our efforts means the absolute world to us.

In celebration of Shadow Warrior 2‘s success, Devolver has put out a behind the scenes video spotlighting the Polish team behind the game just as they are wrapping production.

As for the future of Shadow Warrior 2, players can expect quite a few free updates, including the return of the katana from the first game as well as some much needed extra missions being integrated into the campaign. There is also some work being done on the difficulty front, making the game a bit harder for players like me who breezed through the available content in short order. In addition to that, Flying Wild Hog will also be adding in more new weapons, loot and co-op ninja skins in future updates.


Quick Take

If there’s any game I really wanted to find success this year, it was Shadow Warrior 2. The team at Flying Wild Hog have been doing great work for a long while, and they definitely deserve the praise for breaking out of what made the first game successful and trying something new. Not everyone loved the new direction, but it was easily one of my favorite games of the year so far, and I can’t wait to see more.

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