We finally have a first look at the upcoming Shadow Man: Remastered. The comic-based action-adventure game, originally released in 1999 for N64, Windows, PS1 and Dreamcast, is being remastered by Nightdive Studios.
According to the press release, Shadow Man: Remastered is set to appear on “Windows PC via the Steam and GOG platforms, as well as to PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch consoles”.
This reworked version boasts a range of graphical and control-based enhancements including:
- 4K widescreen display
- Dynamic shadow mapping
- Dynamic per-pixel lighting
- Antialiasing, and other post-process effects
- Higher density of particle effects
- Refined art, audio, and assets
- Refined gameplay experience
- Reintroduction of missing content cut from the original game
- Xbox, PS4, Controller Pro support with dual analog stick control
- HDR Rendering
Shadow Man: Remastered utilizes Nightdive Studios’ KEX engine. Said engine is used in the company’s other remasters like System Shock: Enhanced Edition, Turok, and Strife: Veteran Edition. For an idea of the visual differences between the original and the remaster, check out these two comparative screenshots below:
The following images give a better look at the improvement in the environment textures and lighting…
These are just a few of the examples of visual polish Shadow Man: Remastered has on offer.
The original game was developed and published by Acclaim. Alan Lackey of Computer Games Strategy Plus described the game:
[Shadow Man: Remastered is] an example of how it can be done successfully. Shadow Man is graphically rich and emotionally binding. Top it off with an excellent storyline and superb gameplay and you have a game that you must experience to truly appreciate.”
You’ll be able to see if you agree in 2021 when the game releases on PC and consoles. Are you pumped for this remaster? Share your thoughts in the comments below!