Stealth-Action Game Shadwen Coming to PC, Mac, Linux, and PS4 on May 17

Frozenbyte has announced their latest game, Shadwen, is coming to PC, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation 4 this month.

The stealth-action adventure will launch for all the aforementioned platforms on May 17th. The game will cost $14.55 / €14.55 on PC, after which the week-long launch discount will raise the price back to $16.99 / €16.99 for all platforms.

Players take up the role of an assassin named Shadwen whose mission is to kill the king. Along the way you run into an orphaned girl named Lily, further endangering your mission – the entire game has you balancing killing your enemies and putting trust in this young girl.

Featured above, you can view the latest trailer for the game. You can find a synopsis for the game below, via Frozenbye:


Shadwen is a stealth-action game where the only rule is to remain unseen. Stay hidden – or the ruthless guards will kill you on sight!

Shadwen, an assassin on a quest to kill the king, has a chance encounter with an orphaned girl, Lily. She follows Shadwen on her dangerous journey, but when the ruthless guards get too close, Shadwen must take action right in front of Lily’s eyes.

Will Shadwen risk the girl’s budding trust by resorting to violence, or try and find another way while keeping her real purpose concealed?

To kill or not to kill – that is the question.

Key Features

  • Move Freely – Sneak and explore around the dark and gritty medieval province and use the environment to your advantage – use your rope to grapple onto rooftops, silently drop from ceilings, or veil yourself in the shadows.
  • Stay Hidden – Pick your assassinations carefully. Avoid being seen, heard or getting caught indirectly. Suspicious sights and noises will alert the guards – use it to your benefit!
  • Time is an Accomplice – Time stands still when you are not moving Shadwen, allowing you to stop at any point mid-motion. Rewind time to manipulate your past and present actions!
  • Use Physics – Use physics and a freely attachable rope to drag and topple objects. Make deaths look accidental; let gravity do the grave work.
  • Create Traps and Hazards – Set up traps and hazards to lure guards towards their untimely demise; discover new ways to eliminate or distract your foes by crafting items into deadly surprises, including poison traps, spike devices, decoy toys and more.
  • Two Characters – Embrace the darkness with Shadwen and her abilities to protect Lily and create a safe passage for her.
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  1. Immahnoob
    May 5, 2016 at 7:47 am

    So this is an escort stealth mission all the fucking time?

    I’m sold, this is garbage.

  2. Slo
    May 5, 2016 at 7:49 am

    There was already a game featuring a thief and a girl in 2014. It was shit.

  3. Madbrainbox
    May 5, 2016 at 8:17 am

    It’s Frozenbyte.I’ll give it a chance.

  4. dogmentation
    May 5, 2016 at 10:32 am

    The premise has promise…like Hitman meets Leon.

  5. Visci
    May 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Good thing that this has nothing to do with that one, then.

  6. Visci
    May 5, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I played the demo on GOG and seemed like it could really be good. Like nearly everyone, I dislike escort missions a lot, but here it didn’t seem so bad. At least, I never had problems because of Lily’s behavior.

    Of course, since the entire game is like that, they really couldn’t make it as terrible as usual escort missions. Would drag the entire game down too much.

    I’m not too sold on the time mechanics, though. On one hand, it’s a nifty way of fixing mistakes and can take out quite some potential frustrations. Then again, other than that, it seems little more than a gimmick.

  7. Mr0303
    May 5, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I’m not a big fan of stealth games, but I like the fact that Frozenbyte is trying new things.

  8. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    May 6, 2016 at 5:56 am

    I’m surprised it’s coming out so soon. I played the demo which came out a few months ago and I thought the game had real promise, but I also thought it was a cake that needed a lot more time in the over. I fully expected this to be a late 2016, if not an early 2017, release. I like Frozenbyte, but I hope they’re not rushing this out the door too soon. Given the state Trine 3 released in, I’m going to let others test the waters for me before potentially dipping my toes in myself.

  9. Slo
    May 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    But it has. Being a father figure to some girl again.