Well, here’s something we certainly didn’t expect. Shadow Warrior 3, the frenzied FPS threequel from Flying Wild Hog, will be available on PlayStation Now the day it launches.
Shadow Warrior 3 currently has a release date set for March 1, 2022, and will be coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. However, those who have an active PlayStation Now subscription will be able to get their hands on it for no additional cost. The best part, of course, is that you wont have to wait.
A new post over the PlayStation Blog only briefly mentions Shadow Warrior 3’s arrival on PS Now – presumably, this will be the PS4 version. The post goes on to highlight and share new gameplay details, giving us a pretty in-depth look at the Dragon’s Nest level. You can also learn more about the gun and katana combat as well as executions and the handy grappling hook, all of which chain together in what looks like an intoxicatingly stylish gameplay mix.
Lo Wang will return for yet another tongue in cheek romp that builds on the past two games in the rebooted series. If you want to catch up on the story so far then, good news, Devolver Digital is giving away Shadow Warrior and Shadow Warrior 2. Pre-order Shadow Warrior 3 either on the PlayStation or Xbox store and you’ll get free instant access to both titles.
Prepare to face off against a twisted menagerie of demons, using an ever-growing arsenal of crazy weapons. The developer has promised that customisation will still play a key role though it has been streamlined to help focus on the action instead of worrying over weapon stats and loadout screens. Shadow Warrior looks poised to give DOOM yet another run for its money as the best demon-slaying shooter.
What a lot of gamers will be discussing is what Shadow Warrior 3 means for PlayStation Now. Although a decent service, Sony has been playing catch-up with Xbox Game Pass for years now, rumours suggesting a big push in 2022 that could include day-one releases as well as a deeper dive into the PS1/PS2/PS3/PS4 software catalogue.
That could be a very cunning plan, if the PS4 version is anything like the second game was. Put it on PS Now, people try it out, like it, realise it runs like shit again, and buy the PS5 version instead. Shadow Warrior 2 was seemingly in a fight with Just Cause 3 for most terrible frame rate drops ever.