Reimagined Shadow Warrior coming from Hard Reset dev

Hard Reset developer Flying Wild Hog is making a new Shadow Warrior, the company has announced.

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The 1997 game Shadow Warrior is primed for a comeback. Flying Wild Hog, developer of Hard Reset, announced the project and an official site shows a teaser image. Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital will be releasing the game.

Flying Wild Hog announced the project on Facebook, calling it a "total reimagining" of Shadow Warrior. The official site simply shows a teaser image (above) for the moment. For its part, Devolver Digital has been tweeting about the game in response to fans. Details are scant at the moment, but we'll update as more information becomes available.

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    May 10, 2013 8:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, 'Reimagined' Shadow Warrior coming from Hard Reset dev.

    Hard Reset developer Flying Wild Hog is making a new Shadow Warrior, the company has announced.

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      May 10, 2013 8:37 AM

      You watch Wang, wash Wang?

      :)

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      May 10, 2013 9:37 AM

      Huh hah! "Split" personality!

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      May 10, 2013 2:27 PM

      Hmm...looks like she's raided her last tomb!

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      May 10, 2013 5:17 PM

      Ho ho! Sticky bomb liking you!

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      May 10, 2013 5:35 PM

      When you hear reimagining you generally think "oh they have to have this or that" because it made the game so much fun. Can't say I feel it here. Mechanic wise Shadow Warrior was a fun game, but seriously, you were being attacked by Coolies, as in the game manual said "Coolies". Good luck Flying Wild Hog, I hope you make a fun, entertaining game, but I wouldn't want to go running into that minefield.


      COOLIES - These unskilled asian workers pose little threat from long distances, but fear them at short range. They carry a wooden crate filled with TNT and will make kamikaze runs at you when you get close enough. You can use their explosive nature to destroy other enemies as well.

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        May 10, 2013 8:04 PM

        I had no idea Coolie was a racist term until looking it up. In fact, I always thought it had to do with the concept of the anime FLCL. But man...

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          May 10, 2013 10:55 PM

          I really don't want to throw self-righteous bricks at 3DR. They put a lot of hard work into that game, it is just well, racist (though there were a ton of great gameplay ideas).

          I'm sure it went down as "Hey we need a 'kamikaze' enemy type, but using kamikazes might be too far over the line, even for us. Didn't those Chinese guys who worked on the railroad carry dynamite?", not "Hey, let's make a gag about labor exploitation that will remind people of injustices the Chinese received in the 19th century US!".

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            May 11, 2013 10:27 PM

            Yeah. Flash forward ten years, though, and we have *both* Kamikaze pilots *and* Banzai rush troops in Call of Duty: World at War. I'm sure the intention there was not racism, either, just y'know. Japan were the bad guys in that war. To be fair, the Germans are painted WAY worse and unflinchingly brutal. Whether or not that was necessary (cuz y'know, Nazis) is up for debate, I'd imagine.

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          May 10, 2013 11:15 PM

          Hat switches on joysticks / control sticks used to be called "coolie hats". For obvious reasons, that's no longer the case. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joystick#Hat_switch

          also https://www.google.com/search?hs=6mj&q=coolie+hat+switch&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch

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        May 11, 2013 1:09 AM

        Wasn't the core idea with enemies that Zilla had resurrected them from the dead with voodoo magic or some shit?

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      May 10, 2013 7:23 PM

      Fortune cookie say; man who stand on toilet, high on pot.

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      May 10, 2013 7:48 PM

      Wonder how they are gonna "reimagine" a completely racist game.

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      May 10, 2013 8:41 PM

      lol it was pretty much the most racist game ever. i am curious to see how they handle it.

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      May 10, 2013 9:44 PM

      Why couldn't they do something more interesting like reimagining Blood.

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      June 17, 2013 12:15 PM

      Well, from the screenshots (I could be wrong...) but this looks like Hard Reset with a fresh coat of paint. Waves of mindless enemies, level after level.

      Nothing against that but seriously it's been done many times before (i.e.: Serious Sam 1-12, Painkiller and all 10 of it's spinoffs...) more importantly, Hard Reset by these very same people (coinicidence? I think NOT)