The PlayStation 4 exclusive reimagining of the classic action game Shadow of the Beast is now finally complete, and will be launching on May 17, digitally via the PlayStation Network, the developers announced today.
“We’ve finally reached the point where we have to stop putting things into the game – the last tweaks to combat have been made and the final Easter eggs are hidden for you to find,” explained Matt Birch, CEO and founder, Heavy Spectrum. “So now we are focused solely on fixing bugs and getting Shadow of the Beast ready to appear on PlayStation Store.”
The long development cycle for the game has been put to good use, as apparently, the game now runs at a steady 60 frames per second.
“Our small team has been using the extra time to the fullest – we’ve been able to push the game to a solid 60fps throughout, something we feel passionate about as fans of the fighting genre,” said Birch. “With the increased response time that comes with this we’ve been fine tuning the combat experience even more; upgrading Aarbron to the full extent of his abilities and equipping him with some of the mystic artifacts that you find will really add much more depth to the gameplay. It feels quite different to other combat-adventure games, but hopefully people will find it very rewarding!”
Shadow of the Beast will be available in May, exclusively on the PS4. Check out a new trailer for the game below.