The Shadow Warrior franchise may not be one of Devolver Digital’s most known franchises, but it’s a good one. It has been praised for its fast-paced, high fidelity combat along with some satirical, over the top humor. It almost seems like a no-brainer to make a sequel, and developer Flying Wild Hog looks to answer that request. Today, they announce their next title Shadow Warrior 3, looking to take the series in a familiar but fresh direction. The team also celebrated the announcement with a teaser trailer that should feel at home for Shadow Warrior fans.
Shadow Warrior 3 follows the story of fallen corporate shogun Lo Wang and his strange sidekick Orochi Zilla. Due to their previous actions, they’ve unwillingly unleashed an ancient dragon from its prison. It’s expectingly upset, and it’s up to you to put a stop to it. With your usual arsenal and a few more interesting toys, follow Lo Wang as he travels across new landscapes and defeats evil creatures in his quest to save his land. If this all sounds exciting to you, you can find more details and wishlist Shadow Warrior 3 on its Steam page. It’s expected to release at some point next year.
Overall, Shadow Warrior 3 is shaping up to be the best the series has to offer. The new grappling hook looks like a lot of fun from the cinematic trailer alone, and you can only imagine how that looks in the game. One has to wonder if this is revenge for DOOM stealing the dash, but I don’t think anyone’s upset about Daisy’s appearance in the game. No one can resist bunnies. You can expect to see more of the game at the Devolver Direct on July 11th at 12 PM PDT.
We hope you’re as excited as we are to see Lo Wang’s return in Shadow Warrior 3. We’d love to hear your thoughts on both the announcement and the previous entries in the series. Let us know, and stay tuned at The Nerd Stash for all your news, reviews, and more!