Devolver Digital and Flying Wild Hog unveiled a teaser trailer for Shadow Warrior 3 today with news that a gameplay trailer is set to release next week.
“Shadow Warrior 3 finds Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekick Orochi Zilla embarking on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison,” developers said in a press release. “Armed with a punishing mix of blades and bullets, Lo Wang must traverse uncharted parts of the world to track down the dark beast and push the apocalypse back yet again. All it will take is the mask of a dead god, a dragon’s egg, a touch of magic, and enough firepower to tear down the encroaching Shadowlands.”
The game will be the third entry in the game series. The first and second titles, released in 2013 and 2016 respectively, were a reboot of the original Shadow Warrior that released in 1997 and its’ two expansions.
“We are beyond excited to bring Shadow Warrior fans a completely fresh experience, and we can’t wait to show off the new features we have in store for them. We want to make sure that our fast-paced gunplay sequences, razor-sharp melee combat, and spectacular free-running movement, will get their adrenaline pumping and senses thumping,” remarked Game Director Kuba Opoń.
“But we never forget Flying Wild Hog’s roots and we hope that Shadow Warrior 3 will feel like a homecoming for those fans that have been with us since the beginning. And we can’t wait to introduce new players to Lo Wang, our quick-witted hero with a tongue as sharp as his katana. Shadow Warrior 3 will see him face a threat so huge it may be too big even for him to handle.”
Devolver Digital also announced that gameplay for Shadow Warriors 3 will be shown during a livestream on July 11 at 12 p.m. PST on their Twitch channel.
According to the official Shadow Warriors 3 Steam page, the game is set to launch sometime in 2021.