Shadow Man Remastered is Seemingly Coming to PS4 Tomorrow

Shadow Man Remastered is Seemingly Coming to PS4 Tomorrow

Richard Walker

It appears that cult classic Shadow Man Remastered may be making its way to PlayStation 4 tomorrow, following its announcement back in March 2020. Based on the comic book series from Valiant Comics, Shadow Man first released for PlayStation 1, N64, Dreamcast, and PC in 1999, casting you in the role of the eponymous possessed man with a voodoo mask set into his chest.

Fighting criminals in the real and spirit worlds, Shadow Man trails evil across Liveside and Deadside in an effort to prevent an apocalypse and save your soul. Wielding voodoo powers and an arsenal of guns, you'll also be able to solve puzzles and even experience three new levels in the remaster, which includes more than 40 hours of cut-scenes and a complete overhaul of the game's audio and visuals, including HD textures.

'Summer Camp, Florida' (Day and Night);' Salvage Yard, Mojave Desert' (Day and Night); and ‘Asylum Station 2 - Experimentation Rooms’ are the three new levels on offer for the remaster, alongside restored animations, restored cut and censored models, various gameplay improvements, improved destructible objects, tweaked AI, levels rearranged to be as originally intended, and every secret from the N64, Dreamcast, and PC versions.

Shadow Man Remastered is set to launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 13th January 2022 (closely followed by Switch on 17th January), with 33 trophies and pricing yet to be determined. You can check out the launch trailer for the April 2021 PC version of Shadow Man Remastered below.

  • No physical copy?
  • Skies of Acadia remaster please
  • I played and completed this on N64, but I must have sold it, because I don't have it any more.

    I don't remember selling it, but I do remember not being overly impressed with it overall, despite having a lot of content and some memorable horror set pieces.

    While the atmosphere has its moments, particularly the "Southern Gothic" aspects (I recall a cool environment with a decaying church in a spookily rendered Louisiana countryside, with rivers with alligators), I thought the story was weird and lame. And that was when I was much younger and more easily impressed.

    I remember thinking how dumb it was that he shoots his handgun "gangsta' style," and sure enough he still does!

    Watching this trailer and diving into the lore again, I can't figure why I bought this at all. I think probably because it got good reviews and was another Acclaim game (Turok, Turok 2).

    All that said, even remastered, the years have not been kind to this title. But it was 23 years ago! I wonder if we'll look at games now the same way in 23 years.
  • Is this another cult classic hardly anyone played? I always hear it praised, but know of nobody who had it.
  • @SoPoF:
    Same. Don't remember it having much of an impact or any kind of following. I remember it getting rather mediocre rating over here on PC. There were certainly better games released in 99. Soul Reaver, GTA 2, System Shock 2, Silent Hill, Resident Evil 3, Driver, GTA 2, Final Fantasy VIII ...
  • I remember enjoying it as a kid upon release, albeit being quite confused by it in parts. I just recall the swampy sections always standing out to me, along with that damn dog in the beginning near the bridge scaring me.
  • @ Creasy007 -- You jogged my memory a bit. You are spot-on ... it was very confusing, and not just for kids. When I played it, I wasn't a "kid" per se, though as I said younger and more easily impressed.

    There were some very confusing parts, where it was unclear how to proceed objective-wise ... not from difficulty but from poor game design.

    In hindsight, the game was just really inconsistent ... some parts well-designed (interesting 2 of us remember the "swamp" sections fondly) and others just garbage (I remember running around endless meat corridors and empty abandoned buildings with no idea what to do). And, asI said before, the story and hero are super-lame. "32-year-literature student (LOL) who gets mixed up with gangs and voodoo and gets his family murdered."

  • A remaster of PS1 game. Yes. This is why next-gen exists.
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