A remake of Shadow of the Beast will be coming exclusively to PlayStation 4, Sony Computer Entertainment announced today.
The downloadable game is being developed by Heavy Spectrum Entertainment Labs. Their CEO and Founder, Matt Birch says:
“For us at Heavy Spectrum to be working on this game is a dream come true. We have a unique and innovative gameplay idea, and a chance to build something truly special; a game that captures the essence of a treasured personal experience. Nearly 25 years ago, a game was released that would burn a lasting impression on the mind of gamers,Shadow of the Beast on the Amiga.
For us, and for me specifically, playing it conjured a world of mysteries, something that went beyond what was shown on the screen, a world where my imagination had cause to soar! Even when not playing, I couldn’t help but wonder about the strange creatures and places I had seen, and ponder what further details would reveal themselves the next time I would play.
Now it’s our turn to build this game, we are excited to use the power of PlayStation 4 to create a Shadow of the Beast that can bring gamers that rare type of evocative experience that we enjoyed as a kids playing the original game.”