Lo Wang is coming back for Shadow Warrior 3, the newly revealed third entry in the rebooted Shadow Warrior series. The Shadow Warrior Twitter account has been teasing a reveal over the past week, and now we know that it’s a sequel–and this time, you’ll have a grappling hook to compliment the game’s free-running movement system.
The teaser trailer, below, shows that developer Flying Wild Hog has returned for this entry, and that the series’ brand of irreverent humor will return for this entry. The game is set to release in 2021. This time, Wang and his sidekick Orochi Zilla will be on a quest to capture a dragon on the loose, and it’s up to you to track it down and recapture it while taking on enemies with a mix of swords, guns, and magic.
The teaser trailer does not show off any direct gameplay footage, although it definitely indicates that the character models are being rendered in-engine with Wang’s opening dialog. We won’t have to wait long to see how the game plays, however, as a gameplay reveal will take place during the Devolver Direct presentation on July 11 at 12 PM PT.
Curiously, platforms are not confirmed in the trailer–a PC release is a given, but it’s unclear which consoles Shadow Warrior 3 will target.
In a statement sent to press, game director Kuba Opoń has said that the game will offer “a completely fresh experience” for fans. “We want to make sure that our fast-paced gunplay sequences, razor-sharp melee combat, and spectacular free-running movement, will get their adrenaline pumping and senses thumping,” he says.
“But we never forget Flying Wild Hog’s roots and we hope that Shadow Warrior 3 will feel like a homecoming for those fans that have been with us since the beginning,” Opoń continues.
Both previous games in the series are currently discounted by 75% as part of the Steam Summer Sale.