The first off-screen shots of the PS4 version of Shadow of the Beast have appeared online.
Now that looks awesome.
artistic style is beast! #PS4HASNOGAMES
I agree, I had hoped it was going to be a God of War style hack & slasher, but I'm cool with that. It looks awesome from a graphical standpoint IMO! Hopefully this means it will be definitely coming out this year. PS4 has so many exclusive games coming this year, it's awesome!
It looks nice but a bit of me is disappointed that it is a 2D side scroller. I was hoping it could be similar to GoW or Darksiders or Altered Beast from the PS2.
The original was a 2D sidescroller. I was worried about it turning into a generic 3D game and losing what made it special :)
Umm no I disagree Mr. fei-hung. Not sure if its my age or yours that is the problem but this in 2D in gonna be super awesome.
@MetalProxy defo not the age, I'm 33 years old. My only worry is that as a side scroller it will be a simple game with a short sp campaign. There aren't many 2D games in this style in this day and age that I've come across that had a decent length and badass boss battles. The potential if it went 3D is huge and the combat can really be amped up as well. I played Shadow of the Beast as a kid, just as I played Altered Beast, another similar 2D game, and Altered Beast on the PS2 proved when done right, a 3D iteration is awesome. However, all that being said, I fully appreciate that for many there is a lot of nostalgia and they rather have the game remain true to itself as a 2D scroller. There aren't enough of those around and for me I can always fill my hack n slash / beat'em up cravings with DMC4, Bloodborne, Darksiders 2 and Gow3 remaster :)
I'm with you. I'm still excited for the game, but from the trailer, I sort of assumed it would be a bigger title. :/ I agree with your thoughts on 3D games though. Why would 3D make it generic? There are so many incredible 3D action games. And they're a heck of a lot more fun than 2D side-scrollers.
Since when does 3D equal generic? Remember when GTA went from a 2D topdown game to fully immersive 3D, we were all shouting "its so generic" from the rooftops
Not saying all 3D equals generic. But "Shadow of the Beast" is a specific game with a certain charm. Turning it into a modern 3D franchise might make it 'Shadow of the Beast' in name only
I have had this game on my Radar, I can't wait to see more.
I don't get how that looks awesome. We get absolutely nothing out of that other than, like most games out there on 8th gen consoles, it will be pretty.
Game actually looks really great going off the screenshots. I'm liking the art style
Yeah. I was expecting it to be a fully 3D world based on the trailer, but considering it's meant to be true to the originals, it's pretty obvious it was always going to be 2D. The art style looks really nice, at least from what can be seen. I also spotted Nom Nom Galaxy (PixelJunk) alongside it, which means that will also be coming to PS4 this year too. Fantastic!
They missed this one https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
I hope they show us something for E3.
Should do it is supposed to release this year.
I'm sure they will...
can't wait for some true gameplay...i was a real fan of the origial on my old times :)
Yes, way back in the day this was my most prized Amiga 500 game from a graphics and audio perspective. The gameplay however was as basic as it could possibly get. Now if they revamp the gamplay to match the visuals then this will be a killer title. Now...bring back Turrican!
Oh how I loved turrican 1&2 on my c64. Turrican 2 was awesome. Good times
Yeah man. The graphics had parallax scrolling which was something amazing for the time. And the audio was totally cool. I remember not being bothered when I got killed, as the death tune was awesome!
@lfc It wasnt so much that it had paralax scrolling which had featured in many other games before then, it was the fact it had so many levels of paralax scrolling. I think 12 or 13 levels deep at some points in the game.
Not to mention SOTB and Turrican have some of the most awesome soundtracks ever! SOTB: https://www.youtube.com/wat... Turrican: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I wondered what happened to this game!
ITS STILL ALIVE FOLKS!!!!! Now seriously cant wait to see some more news about it
Seeing that logo brought flashbacks of the box for the Amiga game. Cant wait to play it!
Looks really nice, love the art style.
I was 99% certain this game had been abandoned
They spoke about it at one of the PSX panels. Unfortunately we got the same trailer we saw at gc 2013
almost forgot that this game existed
I thought this is a sequel for "shadow of the calluses" xD It turned out to be another indie -_-
Sony Santa Monica are collaborating on this.
This game was announced back when PS4 was first a thing. Oh no another indie. Big deal. But that was a joke, right? The spelling of colossus..
actually every time i write about that game "colossus" gives me hard time xD , its a weird word ... anyhow , i just knew about this game , and its made by sony and it have "shadow of" and the commenting are flooding for this article so i thought they finally made a sequel ... the joke is i hate indie , i always was and i always will , unless they're for phones and tablets then they're ok xD and don't go crazy on the grammar stuff , i suck at that and i know i have million mistakes xD
It's not made by Sony, it's made by Heavy Spectrum. Outlast is an indie game. Warframe is an indie game. No Man's Sky, Rime, Ori, Dead Nation, Castle Crashers, Loadout, all indie games. How many of those are on tablets/phones? Zero. Really a sad thing for gaming when indie is a bad word. A game is a game. The good ones stand out, regardless of whether or not they have endless production money from a publisher.
It's a remake of a 1989 game.
It's cool and all having it be 2D like the original... but I was hoping they were gonna expand it to be a full 3D game. I think it would have been a great change and they could have expanded so much more on the entire game. It being 2D though doesn't mean it's gonna be like the previous titles at all too. Here's to hoping it's a great game with a lot of content.
Ehh, currently there is an oversaturation of 2D games trying to be artsy or something, so I kinda lost interest in this.
Heathen! Shadow of the beast is legendary.
This doesnt resemble the c64 game i remember.? Look here. https://m.youtube.com/watch...
You should compare it to the Amiga version, it's the definitive one
OMG i just googled the amiga version your soo right. I had c64 my dad had the amiga back in the days ha ha. :( 5-10 min waiting to load man thoes i had the catrige version of this game Yay happy days.
This is actually a remake of the 1989 game, very cool!!! Came out for alot of systems back then. Now were getting a remake on the PS4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Remake is a pretty wide stretch actually considering how old the original game is.
You would think that, but not really considering they did remake out of this world recently and strider. If you check out the link you will see that it does state this is a remake that is in development exclusively for the PS4! This was under remake section on wiki: A re-imagined version of Shadow of the Beast was revealed at Gamescom 2013, developed by Heavy Spectrum Entertainment Labs and will be published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
The Amiga version was much better.. If I'm not mistaken 7 parallax scrolling simultaniously and better resolution... Those were the days ;) Edit: and the music oh that music...
Every now and then, I watch a playthrough of Shadow of the Beast on youtube to relive the music. The soundtrack for that game was incredible.
It's re-imagined not a real remake. That's what I meant.. It will be vastly different than the original games which is obviously the only way to do it if you have played the original back then. Check the game on YouTube if you haven't and you will know why. The gameplay is vastly outdated by today's standards.
Reimagined remake is the same thing. It does state its a remake and will be reimagined. Gameplay outdated? That would mean games like DK Country, Mario World and Mario Kart are outdated, when they are actually the biggest selling games today and still have a huge following of gamers, old and new! Im looking forward to Shadow of the Beast regardless. Sounds like youre nitpicking maybe. Im looking forward to this one regardless.
Looks like a downloadable arcade title type of game. Going off the the very limited screenshots shown.
Hope it is as strange and unique as original
Same. I hope the enemies are as bizarre, the music is as eerie, and the world is as strange as the original. And I hope there is at least one random unexplained blimp in the sky! lol
Side-scrolling action..eh..what? I just just hope it's throwback level like Splatterhouse and Lollipop Chainsaw had, but the game is still a third person 3D game a la God of War. This has been the new IP game on PS4 I've been the most hyped about, can't wait for more news.
Wow, i'm surprised it took this long! I thought it was cancelled. Fantastic
Hopefully its a PS+ Free game.
Damn why don't you get a job and purchase some games....This mindset that everything should be a free game is just getting so out of hand...Im sorry some people are too poor for gaming which is a want not a need and that mommy and daddy only buy so many games a year but damn...If every game should be free then some people shouldn't be gaming if they cant afford to purchase games, or realize they dont need every game that comes out
So I guess you're waiting for Ori to go to GWG right?
I FORGOT about this game. Really interested, given how much I liked the Genesis.
A 2D side scroller? There goes my interest :(
Can we expect for a release this year? That would be great.
Those shots look beast!
2D side scrolling?....sign me up. I love 2d side scroller. Mega Man, Gunstar Heroes, Altered Beast,Double Dragon,Shinobi, Pitfall, now you have Dust, Shadows Complex, Trine, etc.. I remember 2D was the shit, all the big AAA titles back in the days were 2D side scrollers..
You forgot Castlevania: Symphony of the Night ;)
The graphics kind of remind me of that game by Atlus - the first person, melee combat one.
Site is broken for me, anyone have lnks to the screens?
You people complaining about 2D games... did you peeps so suddenly forget Ori and the Blind Forest? Sure it's not on PS4 but it's still an amazing game, so silence your disappointment till more is seen.
Exactly, people have blatant double standards on this site. The hate for this game in this comment section is unbelievable.
Not to mention many other high-rated PS4 games that are 2d- Rayman Guacamelee Child of Light Valiant Hearts Rogue Legacy Resogun Axiom Verge etc
cool!! Is this a re-boot of the old psygnosis games on the Amiga & Atari ST? The logo looks the same. I loved those games. Such Paralax. Hard though. Two was great.