Shadow of the Beast Reboot Headed to PS4

Some interesting news from Gamescom for any retro gamers planning on getting a PS4, classic Amiga game Shadow of the Beast is getting the reboot treatment courtesy of developers Heavy Spectrum. The original game was a side-scrolling platformer produced by Reflections Interactive and published by Psygnosis in 1989, so it’s fair to say the beast has been out of action for quite some time, although the original game did get several sequels and ports, the last of which was released in 1992.

Screenshot of the original   Shadow of the Beast on Commodore Amiga

Screenshot of the original Shadow of the Beast on Commodore Amiga

Judging from the trailer the new game does not seem to be sticking with the series’ platforming roots, focusing more on brutal combat and action. Heavy Spectrum CEO Matt Birch wrote on the Official Playstation Blog, “We want to create a magical combination of unique combat and gameplay to enthral you as a player, with a mystical world that can engage you as a person.”

No release date has yet been announced.

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About marty14

English and Creative Writing Graduate with a lifelong video games obsession.

Posted on August 21, 2013, in Playstation 4, Trailers and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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