Valiant Entertainment has announced that they are partnering with Nightdive Studios to remaster Shadow Man, the classic action-adventure game. It will be arriving on PC as well as the PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch consoles.
Shadow Man is part of Valiant Entertainment, the third-largest connected universe of comics behind Marvel and DC. Featuring over 2000 characters, the company has been driving to grow its presence both in video games and in Holywood, with the recent release of Bloodshot--starring Vin Diesel--being the first film adaptation.
“As part of our continued growth into the video game industry, we’re happy to bring Valiant fans this immensely popular Shadow Man character as the next title we release,” said Dan Mintz, Chairman and CEO of Valiant Entertainment. “Using this platform allows the Valiant fans to experience and explore the universe creatively.”
Shadow Man focuses on a supernatural hero who protects humanity from demons from the demons of Deadside. Originally developed by Acclaim Studios and published for the PC, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Dreamcast in 1999, it was considered a lost game for years until its re-release on GOG in 2014.
The remaster will use Nightdive Studios Kex Engine and will feature a number of new features. Most notably, cut content will be restored to the game, meaning that for those who have played it before, there'll be more to this then some nice new paint. Beyond that, you can expect the following features: dynamic shadow mapping and per-pixel lighting, anti-aliasing and other post-process effects, a higher-density of particle effects, refined assets (art and audio), refined gameplay experience, HDR rendering, Controller support, and a 4K widescreen display.
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.”
Fans of Shadow Man can also look forward to the character having a new comic in May.
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