Shadow Warrior 2 Arriving On Consoles Next Week

It’s been a long, tiring wait for Shadow Warrior 2’s arrival on consoles, but, thankfully, [...]

It's been a long, tiring wait for Shadow Warrior 2's arrival on consoles, but, thankfully, Devolver Digital's latest announcement for the game indicates that we won't have to wait too much longer for it.

The publisher has confirmed, with some help from the developers at Flying Wild Hog, that the game will arrive on Friday, May 19th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A price hasn't been given yet, but it's likely to be somewhere around the $50-$60 range. It looks to be digital only at this point, though a physical release could be possible somewhere down the road.

In addition, those that buy the PS4 version of the game will also score a free copy of the original Shadow Warrior for their troubles.

The developer's community manager, Tadek Zielinski, made note as to what players can expect from the sequel, which we reviewed on PC last year. If it's anything like that version, you're in for a treat:

"Getting this 'ninja feel' was extremely important to our team during development of Shadow Warrior 2 on PS4 and we spent a lot of time testing how switching from ranged gunplay to close quarters melee combat felt on DualShock 4. It was crucial that players be able to both aim and fire their ranged weapons at a distance and then seamlessly (and quickly) switch to melee weapons to perform brutal slashes and devastating combos at close range.

The team took great care in putting together a weapons selection configuration that took advantage of the DualShock 4's features to keep the player in control and have all weapons at their disposal easily. The dual thumbsticks, touch pad, and directional pad can all be used in different ways to equip, charge, and execute attacks so that players really get that ninja feel while traversing the levels."

The sequel features a non-linear campaign, so you can "accomplish some key missions in a specific order while veering off into side missions to collect new weapons and items while leveling up their persistent character." So, yeah, you'll have a lot to do – and some killer weapons to do it with. And that's not just counting your sword.

Look for a review of Shadow Warrior 2 shortly following its release!