Shadow Man, the fan-favorite action-adventure game originally developed by Acclaim and released for N64 (and later PC, PlayStation, and Dreamcast), will be remastered and re-released sometime next year for PC (via Steam and GOG), PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
The remaster will feature 4K resolution; improved shadow mapping, per-pixel lighting, and anti-aliasing; and the restoration of content that was cut from the original game, among other enhancements. “Our goal with the remaster is to give today’s generation of gamers all the features that they expect from a modern title while preserving the qualities that made Valiant’s iconic character and the original Shadow Man game such memorable classics to begin with,” said Stephen Kick, CEO at Nightdive Studios, the outfit handling the remaster.
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Shadow Man stars you as supernatural hero Michael LeRoi in the age of Jack the Ripper, where you’ll fight demons from the Deadside who are entering our world. The remaster is being powered by Nightdive’s KEX engine – the same one used in the recent remasters of System Shock, Turok, and Forsaken. A new comic book series is also in the world, with Shadownman #1 set for a May 20 release.
IGN gave the original Shadow Man a 9.1 out of 10 back in 1999.
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Source: IGN.com Remaster of N64 Favorite Shadow Man Announced