Nightdive Studios has shared a new batch of screenshots for the upcoming Shadow Man: Remastered, giving us a taste of the game's revamped visuals ahead of release.
The game makes use of Nightdive's proprietary KEX engine, which has previously been used on recent remasters of games like System Shock: Enhanced Edition, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Blood: Fresh Supply, and Strife: Veteran Edition. The team says that Shadow Man "has never looked so good or played so well".
So, let's jump in, shall we? In the comparisons below, you'll find screenshots from the original game on the left, with the new, updated version on the right.
The game's scheduled to launch on Switch and other platforms in 2021, boasting refined art, audio, and assets, a refined gameplay experience, and the reintroduction of missing content cut from the original game.
What do you think? Are you happy to see Shadow Man making a comeback? Tell us below.
Cool it's a good game still have this on my n64
Hope they do turok 3 and rage wars next
I didn't play this so don't have any of the nostalgia when looking at the screenshot and all I could think was why bother "remastering" when it still looks so clunky and ugly.
Hopefully it plays well as graphics aren't everything.
Nightdive Studio is amazing, i am so thankful they are breathing new life into old games. Never played shadow man, excited to play this when it releases.😀
Why not just remake it? Then remastered all the time.
This game was really good. I remember spending many hours trying to find those souls.
I'll certainly get the remaster if the reviews are good.
However, it would be much better to have a remake in my opinion.
This game deserves to be updated.
I love Nightdive Studios and their remasters, but I feel like this one could have done with a full remake. The visual style and atmosphere of this game would really benefit from modern graphics and lighting effects. I guess it doesn't have the name recognition to make more than a brush up financially viable though.
I think the original looks better in some of those screenshots haha
I would like a remake with current gen, modern visuals. I think the fictional world of dead side and supernatural elements warrant it all the more. The updated visuals and previously cut content are still welcome as they are. Day one purchase for me.
Day one for me.
Of all the game that deserve it, Shadow man actually would be amazing if they rebuilt it, much like the new Demon Souls remake. While I always try to support Night dive and the love they've poured into rereleasing these games on their engine, I still wish another Big Publisher had gotten the IP's they handle and done big budget reboots and rebuilds. Still I will likely buy Shadow man again for the 4 th time (N64,DC,PC then this).
@Mirage-5x5 Turok 3 at least. Still 100% N64 exclusive.
Turok 1+2 were also on PC back then.
I still own all 4 Turok games on Cart for N64.
I bought all Turok games ever made.
Looks good! I've never played it but I have all their previous remasters on switch so I'm looking forward to this one. They're great for making N64 games more accessible
I have to say some screenshot only show a small graphical improvement while others you can really see the improvements. I played it back in the day and wasn't really into the game but I hope the people who are looking forward to the game will enjoy it and runs solid.
I think it looks fantastic. I love everything these guys have done so far, and I'm very much excited to get my hands on this.
I hope they've worked some magic into how the game controls, though. I imagine they have.
But why no Turok 3? That game needed remastering more than any of the original trilogy. I'm assuming it's because it didn't sell well to begin with.
I think these guys should do Tomb Raider 1 - 3. Square won't do it, so they should pitch it to them. (please!)
Former Acclaim Art Director Paul Doherty was my Modelling for Games lecturer at Teesside Uni so I got to see some of the cut content 20 years! Plus some concept art for the unreleased sequel (not 2nd Coming). Nice to know they’re finally getting added back in to the remaster.
I should imagine the Dreamcast version would stack up quite well against the remaster.
The original game was truly a hidden gem. A game one of a kind and ahead of his time. Really felt like a gen or two ahead in terms of storytelling and atmosphere. Shadowman deserves more.
Do we know if this remaster gonna have spanish voices and subtitles? The original had, but if this does not... i will still play the DC version.
I'm guessing there's still work to be done, since some of the textures look untouched.
This is awesome, hopefully we will get another Shadowman game one day, there is decades of great comic books to draw from, Valiant kind of rebooted the character agaim in 2012, changing his appearance up etc but wonderful lore etc.
I’ll get this day one because I can’t wait to play this game again. But except some tweaks in the lighting and a few touch ups for some textures it just looks like someone slapped a RAM Pak into their N64 rather than a remaster. Still glad it’s coming. Amazing game that deserves a second life.
@Dethmunk The proper name is Final Fantasy 7 Remake (not remaster)
Never played it back in the day. But saw a Matt McMuscles video recently of it and thought kinda missed out there. But hey 2021! Let's go.
It's sad that so few people in the comments get what's being done here.
This is how remasters should be: the graphics are still being reworked, but keeping them close to the original art style and atmosphere.
I have no nostalgic attachment to the original, because I never played it. But I'm glad they're trying to reproduce the original experience.
I sincerely don't understand the obsession with everything looking modern. Every era has its own look. That includes ours. 2020 games look dated, too. It just happens to be the date we're currently immersed in. It's a pointless rat race.
I always loved this game and felt it was one of the better looking N64 titles. It really took advantage of the Expansion Pak. I trust Nightdive.
The original game was great, and this remaster looks much better. I can't wait to play it.
@Rpg-lover money is the issue if you're not just striaght up remastering it, other wise you'd need a larger team than just artists to remake the game programmers, 3d modeling, paper work, legal things on top of that too I suppose. Would be nice if was easier and cheaper 🙃
I love Nightdive, have done before I even had my switch
Great to see their remasters make their way to switch.. I hope we see their remaster of system shock 1 someday, tho I doubt that will come to switch, dont think it even supports controller
@Orunj you're absolutely right about that.
HUGE fan of this game! I am very excited to play this!
I can't wait for this, back in the day this was known as Ocarina Of Time's dark twin brother.
I really agreed with that sentiment too. I still kinda do now.
@ChaosBadger777 first game was one of my top 5 favorite N64 games. Great story. This remake looks no better than the original. Back then I thought the graphics were GREAT HAHA
Remaster the two Castlevania N64 games as a duel pack please, eBay prices are insane
Shadowman and Star Wars episode 1 racer. 2 more reasons in my getting closer to hopefully unhooking my dreamcast one day - NO THANKS TO YOU SEGA!! 😡
Nice to see another PC classic reborn like that.
This is the weirdest game I own.
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