Gory-Action PS4 Game Shadow of the Beast Gets English Release in Asia

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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Sony Interactive Entertainment and Heavy Spectrum developed a re-imagining of the 1989 side-scrolling Amiga game, Shadow of the Beast for the PlayStation 4.

The companies plan to release the game on physical media in Asia with English & Chinese subtitles. We’ve been sent this PR explaining Shadow of the Beast‘s details further:

Notorious for both its difficulty and action, as well as its impressive graphics for the time period, Shadow of the Beast promises to give new players that same experience that inspired many fans of the original. Of course with this being a remake art style, music, and gameplay have all undergone large changes, with the goal of retaining the overall feel of the original.

“We’re trying our best to make sure that the combat in particular has layers to discover and that truly mastering the game is going to be something players can enjoy doing as they uncover the secrets of Aarbron’s world.”

– Heavy Spectrum, Matt Birch

Without pity; without mercy. Take control of the beast known as Aarbron and unleash an unstoppable tide of brutality on all who stand between you and your vengeance. Players will tear their way through entire armies, exploring ancient lands in search of the evil mage Maletoth. The fighting mechanics will greatly reward timing and precision — which not only ends up being fun to play but also looks amazing when the animations are chained together.

The gameplay mechanics will allow players to draw strength from slaughter, as you spill the blood of armed regiments and monstrous hordes alike to fuel your frenzy and unlock brutal new attacks and takedowns that will have you chasing the highest score.

Additionally, Shadow of the Beast will be released on PlayStation 4 via PSN on May 17 in NA and EU.
You can pre-order the physical copy of the game for $19.99 at Play-Asia.



  • Mr0303

    That’s awesome. The Asia releases are becoming the definitive PlayStation market. I’m really interested in the game and kind of hope that they create a physical version for the West as well.