Valiant Entertainment and Nightdive Studios have teamed up to remaster Shadow Man for Nintendo Switch.
The classic Acclaim Studios-developed action-adventure game was originally released for Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Dreamcast and PC in 1999, and now makes a return on the portable home console.
Shadow Man is a brave and powerful supernatural hero who must protect humanity from the sinister demons that lurk in the Deadside and spill into our world.
The developer will update the game using their proprietary KEX game engine, which has been used for other restorations that have been released on digital platforms, such as System Shock: Enhanced Edition, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Blood, and Forsaken Remastered.
The remastered version will add new features, although not all will be relevant for Nintendo Switch, include:
- 4K widescreen display
- Dynamic shadow mapping
- Dynamic per-pixel lighting
- Antialiasing, and other post-process effects
- Higher density of particle effects
- Refined art, audio, and assets
- Refined gameplay experience
- Reintroduction of missing content cut from the original game
- Xbox, PS4, Pro Controller support
- HDR Rendering
“As part of our continued growth into the video game industry, we’re happy to bring Valiant fans this immensely popular Shadow Man character as the next title we release,” explains Valiant Entertainment chairman and CEO, Dan Mintz. “Using this platform allows the Valiant fans to experience and explore the universe creatively.”
Nightdive Studios CEO Stephen Kick adds: “Our goal with the remaster is to give today’s generation of gamers all the features that they expect from a modern title while preserving the qualities that made Valiant’s iconic character and the original Shadow Man game such memorable classics to begin with.”
Shadow Man will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2021.