Two new gameplay trailers for Shadow Warrior 3 have been released, giving us a sneak peek at two of the missions coming in the over the top first person shooter. Shadow Warrior 3 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in 2021.
The first sneak peak delves into the level Doomsday Device, showcasing an arena-like battle against all manner of demonic creatures, using environmental traps, the ability to rip out the eye of one that can then be thrown for a freezing area of effect attack, and building up to a fight against the Gassy Obariyon. It is eventually dispatched using the Double Trouble gore weapon, a pair of shoulder-mounted gatling cannons.
The second level showcased was That Damn Dam, again with an arena battle style, with environmental traps to use, and building up to the Seeking Shokera, which floats above the arena dropping bombs. The way to defeat it? Grapple up and smash its hat down onto its head, unlocking the Seeking Eye Gore weapon, which then zips around the arena dealing damage to whatever you’re looking at, a bit like the whistle-controllers needles from Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
Having revived the classic shooter series in 2013, Flying Wild Hog took their first sequel in new and interesting directions, with the integration of new “looter shooter” style gameplay mechanics and co-op. In the run up to Shadow Warrior 3’s reveal last summer, Game Director Kuba Opoń said, “We hope that Shadow Warrior 3 will feel like a homecoming for those fans that have been with us since the beginning.”
Jim handled our Shadow Warrior 2 review for its 2017 console release, writing:
“Flying Wild Hog has gone well beyond churning out a simple sequel to its rebooted series. Shadow Warrior 2 stands on its own as a frenzied yet fresh blending of genres that can easily enthral groups of players for hours at a time. For lone wolves, the looting and shooting will be slightly less appealing. This, and a few smaller hitches, hold the game back from greatness, though die-hard fans of the genre will certainly get their fill.”
Source: press release