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:
The game’s developer Heavy Spectrum confirmed that the game will run at 60 frames-per-second, which is needed for the game’s combat system.
According to Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team has reached a “critical point” in the game’s development. Heavy Spectrum has made “significant changes” over the past few months. The team is “targeting 60 frames per second,” and fine-tuning the Shadow of the Beast’s combat system to focus on “optimal response times.”
Aarbron—the PlayStation 4 exclusive’s protagonist—underwent changes as well. Heavy Spectrum upgraded him “to the full extend of his abilities,” and equipped him with “mystic artifacts” that add depth to Shadow of the Beast’s gameplay. The screenshot above shows Aarbron’s epic gun, a piece of the character Heavy Spectrum hasn’t detailed yet.
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.
Shadow of the Beast will be available for pre-order in the United States and Canada “soon.”