Wait of Shadow Warrior fans using PS4 is over now as PlayStation has announced to launch its new edition, Shadow Warrior 2, on PS4 this week on Friday.
Shadow Warrior 2 is a blend of melee and ranged combats and it claims to give you a ‘ninja feel’. This version of the game will launch with The Shadow Warrior Collection that includes a free download of Shadow Warrior for PS4.
Shadow Warrior 2 is developed by Flying Wild Hog.
Community Manager Flying Wild Hog Tadek Zielinski said, “The Shadow Warrior series began with what is lovingly referred to as Shadow Warrior Classic in 1997, continued with our 2014 reboot Shadow Warrior, and now the release of Shadow Warrior 2 on the franchise’s 20th anniversary.
“It’s a pretty exciting moment for us and really awesome that we get to release the game on PS4 during this important milestone in the series.”
The community manager Flying Wild Hog revealed range of different weapons used in the game.
“Players will have access to dozens of weapons, from handguns and assault rifles to katanas and chainsaws, allowing them to thin the enemy horde from a distance before jumping into the fray and cutting down what remains. This interplay between ranged firing and melee combat drives Shadow Warrior 2 and forces an interesting risk-versus-reward decision for players when deciding on how to handle each combat situation,” he said.
Tadek Zielinski maintained that getting this “ninja feel” was extremely important to our team during development of Shadow Warrior 2 on PS4 and we spent a lot of time testing how switching from ranged gunplay to close quarters melee combat felt on DualShock 4.
It was crucial that players be able to both aim and fire their ranged weapons at a distance and then seamlessly (and quickly) switch to melee weapons to perform brutal slashes and devastating combos at close range, he added.
He said the team took great care in putting together a weapons selection configuration that took advantage of the DualShock 4’s features to keep the player in control and have all weapons at their disposal easily. The dual thumbsticks, touch pad, and directional pad can all be used in different ways to equip, charge, and execute attacks so that players really get that ninja feel while traversing the levels.
“We’re proud of our results and think the PlayStation community will appreciate this attention to detail that is so crucial when playing a white knuckle FPS like Shadow Warrior 2,” he said.
The community manager said the other important feature that they wanted to nail was online cooperative play.
Shadow Warrior 2 has a pretty slick non-linear campaign that allows players to accomplish some key missions in a specific order while veering off into side missions to collect new weapons and items while leveling up their persistent character.
While it’s no doubt fun to go at it solo, Shadow Warrior 2 really shines when you have three friends tackling missions together and working as a team to take down some of the larger boss enemies together.