Shadow of the Beast, the re-imagining of the classic Amiga action game, will finally launch for PS4 via PSN on May 17, developer Heavy Spectrum has announced.
"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 extra development time has been used to get the most out of the game's visuals, says Birch.
"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," wrote 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 artefacts 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!"
New screens have also revealed that Aarbron will be able to make use of a gun.