Developer Heavy Spectrum has announced on the official PlayStation blog a release date for the upcoming PS4 exclusive Shadow of the Beast. The exclusive is a remake of the 1989 Commodore Amiga classic.
“Our small team has been using their time to the fullest and we’ve made significant changes in the last few months,” game developer Matt Birch said in the announcement, “Fans of the fighting genre will be excited to hear that we’ve fine-tuned the combat experience from top to bottom, honing in on optimal response times for buttery smooth combat, just like the golden age combat action games from the past.”
Birch continued, “And we haven’t forgotten about Aarbron! The game’s protagonist received upgrades to the full extent of his abilities and we’ve equipped him with some of the mystic artefacts that add much more depth to gameplay.”
A special PS4 theme will be available to players who pre-order the game and Birch said that Shadow of the Beast will be available for pre-order in the PlayStation Store “soon.”
Shadow of the Beast launches May 17, 2016 exclusively on PS4.