PS4 Exclusive Shadow of the Beast Release Date and More Announced

Shadow of the Beast comes out of the shadows in May.


The upcoming Shadow of the Beast remake for PlayStation 4 is coming out soon. Developer Heavy Spectrum has announced that the PS4-exclusive will debut on May 17.

A new trailer has also been released; check it out:

In a PlayStation Blog post, Heavy Spectrum CEO Matt Birch revealed that the studio made "significant changes" to the game in the past few months. Among these are updates to the combat mechanics so that they feel "buttery smooth," while main character Aarbron has been given new abilities that aim to provide "much more depth to gameplay." You can see some of these in the video above.

"Shadow of the Beast feels quite different to other combat-adventure games, but hopefully people will find it very rewarding," Birch said.

The new Shadow of the Beast is based on the 1989 Amiga game, which many remarked was quite challenging. The new game will also be tough, if you want it to be, as it will offer a "Beast" difficulty mode that developers say will offer a true challenge.

It has also been announced that everyone who preorders Shadow of the Beast will receive a dynamic theme that displays a new creature designed by Roger Dean, who designed the cover art for the first Shadow of the Beast game. You can see this theme, along with a new screenshot, in the gallery below.

Preorders for Shadow of the Beast from the PlayStation Store are coming soon.

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