The Deadside dominated 2022 as SHADOWMAN: REMASTERED from Valiant Entertainment and Nightdive Studios was named the Best Retro Game of the Year from noted ReedPop affiliate site Digital Foundry.
Valiant’s SHADOWMAN character is one of the many popular characters in Valiant’s connected universe of more than 2,000 characters. Co-created in 1992 by Jim Shooter, David Lapham, and Steve Englehart, SHADOWMAN has resonated with Valiant fans throughout the years, making it an obvious choice for the breakout 1999 SHADOWMAN video game.
Resurrected and remastered, SHADOWMAN: REMASTERED gives new life to the cult classic third person shooter video game, giving players control of the titular character as he protects humanity from the terrors of The Deadside. The remastered edition brings new levels not found in the original plus many modern video game conventions, including 4K widescreen support, anti-aliasing, dynamic shadow mapping, per-pixel lighting, and many other platform specific improvements.
Senior Staff Writer John Linneman takes video game fans through Digital Foundry’s annual Top Games of the Year awards in a 40 minute video, naming SHADOWMAN: REMASTERED the top retro game of 2022. He goes on to say about SHADOWMAN:
“The exploration, finding secrets and slowly unraveling the secrets of Deadside still manages to thrill all these years later.”
“The level design is exceptional and delivers a feeling of adventure that you find in very few modern games.”
“If you enjoy old-school, hard-as-nails action-adventure games from yesteryear, I can’t recommend Shadow Man enough!”
“All of us at Nightdive Studios are very proud of the work that we did on SHADOWMAN: REMASTERED, in particular our restoration of the formerly lost content,” said Larry Kuperman, Director of Business Development at Nightdive Studios. “The feedback from our fans has been almost entirely positive, and the recognition from the media, most especially from a source as well respected as Digital Foundry, has made all the hard work worthwhile.”
SHADOWMAN: REMASTERED is available now for Windows PC via Steam, GOG, the Epic Game Store, and on the respective storefronts for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch consoles.
About DMG Entertainment
DMG Entertainment is a global media and entertainment company based in Beverly Hills, CA. Founded by Dan Mintz, the company portfolio has grown to include diverse holdings across film, television, comic book publishing, gaming, and location-based entertainment. Operating as both a production and distribution entity, DMG Entertainment is best known for films such as Looper and Iron Man 3 and the #1 box-office release of Bloodshot feature starring Vin Diesel.
About Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment, a subsidiary of DMG Entertainment, founded by Dan Mintz, is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the third most extensive library of superheroes behind Marvel and DC. With more than 90 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and ValiantEntertainment.com. For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
About Nightdive Studios
Based in Vancouver, Washington, Nightdive Studios is a dedicated team of industry veterans committed to restoring the classic PC game titles of the past and making them accessible to a new generation of gamers. Hit titles from Nightdive Studios include System Shock 2, System Shock Enhanced Edition, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Shadowman Remastered, and PowerSlave Exhumed. The team is currently working on the remake of System Shock with an expected release date of March 2023. More info can be found at the company’s website at www.nightdivestudios.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/NightDiveStudios or via Twitter at @NightDiveStudio.
About Digital Foundry
Digital Foundry was founded in 2004 and began publishing tech analysis on Eurogamer in 2007, with a YouTube channel following the next year. Digital Foundry specializes in tech analysis of games and hardware, using their own ‘bespoke’ tools for frame-rate analysis – covering everything from console, PC and beyond.
Digital Foundry’s ranks have grown significantly since its inception. As directed by Richard Leadbetter, the team today produces edited video content for YouTube and Patreon, as well as guides, reviews and other articles on Eurogamer.net.
Valiant’s SHADOWMAN: REMASTERED Named Best Retro Game of 2022 by Digital Foundry!
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