Shadow Man, a game a few possessed voodoo warrior who protects the world of the residing from the land of the lifeless, was initially launched in 1999, and was introduced again to life by Nightdive Studios in 2021 as Shadow Man Remastered. And now an all new game is on the way in which: Shadowman Darque Legacy, a story of an all-new Shadowman that is set to launch subsequent yr.

This time round, Shadowman is Jack Boniface, a newcomer to the job who should face off towards a rising evil that threatens every thing his predecessors have fought for. 

“Conflict with the fanatical Brethren cultists, from hammer-wielding brutes to sorcerous necromancers, and battle actually wretched creatures which have slithered forth from essentially the most desolate depths,” developer Blowfish Studios mentioned. “Ship brutal and bloody finishers with a spread of Shadowman weapons.”

Shadowman: Darque Legacy guarantees a spread of “various places” for gamers to discover in each Liveside and Deadside, in addition to an “RPG lite” character development system that may allow characters to be upgraded throughout a spread of powers and skills.

“It’s been an honor to breathe new life into such an iconic IP, with Shadowman’s first enterprise into gaming for the reason that PlayStation 2 period,” game director Clinton McCleary mentioned. “We’re trying ahead to ushering followers into the horrifying, punishing, however rewarding expertise we’ve crafted.”

One factor Shadowman followers could discover is a really slight change within the title: The 1999 game was entitled Shadow Man, whereas that is Shadowman. The apparent query is, why the change? And my reply can be, I have no idea. They’re primarily based on the identical property, that being the Valiant comedian referred to as “Shadowman”, and it seems like for one purpose or one other—possibly some funky licensing particulars, possibly somebody simply wasn’t paying consideration—it was the 1999 game that obtained it mistaken. This outdated Game Informer evaluation, as an example, calls it Shadow Man in the primary physique of textual content, however Shadowman in one of many sidebars.

Shadowman: Darque Legacy is presently anticipated to reach someday in 2024, and will likely be accessible for PC on Steam and the Epic Video games Retailer.