Shadow Warrior 2 Launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One on May 19

Devolver Digital and developer Flying Wild Hog have announced the console release date for Shadow Warrior 2.

The bloody and completely-insane first-person shooter sequel is set for a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release on May 19th, worldwide. The game has been available for PC (via Steam) since October of last year.

Here’s a rundown on the game:

Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world. Battle alongside allies online in four-player co-op or go it alone in spectacular procedurally-generated landscapes to complete daring missions and collect powerful new weapons, armor, and arcane relics of legend.

Five years have passed since Lo Wang shattered the alliance between his deceitful former boss and the ancient gods of the shadow realm. Despite noble intentions, Lo Wang’s efforts to annihilate the darkness corrupted the world, creating a strange and savage new order where humans and demons live side by side.

The once feared warrior now lives in the shifting wildlands outside the reach of his enemies and the neon glow of Zilla’s cybernetic metropolis, scratching out a meager existence as a hired sword for the local Yakuza clans. When a simple mission goes wrong, Lo Wang is drawn into a volatile conflict between a brilliant young scientist, his nemesis Orochi Zilla, and the demonic forces that have become unsettled in our world. The sharp-tongued hero must once again wield lethal blades, staggering firepower, and archaic magic to purge the world of evil.

Key Features:

  • Blades and Bullets: Lo Wang delivers his own brand full throttle brutality with an expanded array of over 70 lethal blades and explosive firearms to overcome the demonic opposition. Become a whirlwind of steel and blood with razor sharp katana, short swords, crescent blades, and hand claws or unleash a hellish symphony of ornate firearms to decimate your enemies.
  • Four Player Co-Op: Battle through the expansive campaign alone or team up as a four-player typhoon of destruction online in campaign co-op mode. Tackle challenging primary missions or thrilling side quests while maintaining your own ninja style with customizable armor, items, and valuable loot from your triumphs.
  • Procedural Environments: The breach between the human and demon realms created an interdimensional hernia resulting in constant shifts to the world of Shadow Warrior 2. Procedurally generated landscapes and paths bring new twists and turns to once familiar terrain and routine missions.
  • Brutal Damage System: Choose your weapon based on the situation at hand and then dismantle everything that stands in your path with an advanced gore system. Use precision blade strikes to separate limbs and heads or switch to heavy ordinance and blow a hole right through colossal beasts.
  • Custom Upgrade System: Upgrade weapons in your arsenal with up to three stones at once to improve performance or augment them with devastating elemental effects. Collect karma, amulets, and armor to enhance Lo Wang’s power and shift his death-dealing artistry into overdrive.
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Brandon Orselli


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  1. DrearierSpider
    May 12, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Haven’t played it. The new looter shooter direction really put me off of this one. And why anyone want to play a shooter this fast paced on a controller is beyond me.

  2. doog
    May 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Surprised how well loot shooter aspect worked in this and they’ve had great post launch support. Playing this with a controller is almost impossible i don’t know why they bothered.

  3. Mr0303
    May 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    That’s a bit sudden, but the first game is a nice bonus. I may wait for the physical release at this point.

  4. sanic
    May 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I got the first for $6 I’d pay the same for this one.

  5. Fenrir007
    May 12, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Better late than never.

  6. Madbrainbox
    May 13, 2017 at 8:15 am

    It has a few strong points and it deserves a shot.I specced melee and I was able to ignore the looting part of the game most of the time.

  7. Ruggarell
    May 13, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Fuck off pc dicksucker.

  8. DrearierSpider
    May 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    LMFAO, the peasants are too easy to trigger.