We previously reported that Shadow Warrior would be released sometime towards the end of September for next-gen consoles, and now we have a specific date. The game will be available on September 23 in North America for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on September 26 for those same platforms in Europe. This reboot of Shadow Warrior was previously released for PC in 2013 — on September 26, as it happens. It’s an update of the 1997 classic that adds a fresh coat of HD visuals and new gameplay while still subscribing to the same philosophy that characterized early first-person shooters. In addition to the release date announcement, Bandai Namco revealed new content that will feature into the console versions of the game. There’s no word on when or if any of this will be added to the PC release. The exclusive content includes:
- New Arena mode where Lo Wang faces off against waves of enemies in three custom-designed environments
- All-New Campaign content featuring the head of the nefarious Zilla Enterprises.
- Exclusive weapons including the sledgehammer from Serious Sam 3, the katana from Hotline Miami, the “Zilla Enterprises Z45 katana” and “classic Shadow Warrior katana”