Shadow Warrior 3 shows off 17 more minutes of gameplay, was showcased at length today as publisher Devolver Digital released 17 ‘glorious’ minutes of gameplay playthrough. Sadly, it wasn’t captured at 4K resolution, but it looks great all the same.
As you can see, Shadow Warrior 3 takes the series’ combat to the next level. As Wang, players have plenty of ways to blast demons to bits. Whether you’re slicing-and-dicing with your sword, pumping baddies full of lead with your gun arsenal, or tossing enemies off a cliff with your grappling hook, Shadow Warrior 3 makes everything look great. Wang even has access to several special powers that let him do things like freezing the demons or force-pushing them into spikes. Plus, the dude can slide for a country mile, which looks hilarious and effective.
There looks to be lots and lots of grappling, at least in this particular area of the game, so get ready to Spider-Man all over the place then. All the movement seems pretty swish indeed, from grappling, to wall-running, to dashing around the forested mountaintop.
The new game by Flying Wild Hog is due next year on PC (Steam) and from what we’ve gathered, Shadow Warrior 3 will be more focused than the previous installment, which featured procedurally generated side content.
Also included is a full look at the fight with that horrible slinky creature we peeked in the first gameplay trailer and a fight with some gnarly drill-headed palls called the Mogura Twins.
That said, the game’s combat looks incredible. Shadow Warrior 3 shows, Obviously, I’ll have to get hands-on to know for sure. However, Shadow Warrior 3 seems like it will be what Doom Eternal wasn’t for me. I won’t have to switch guns and play a weird puzzle game in the middle of combat, I can just go. I’ll be intrigued to see if the game can live up to everything it’s showing here.
Shadow Warrior 3 drops in 2021 for PC and presumably next-gen consoles.