As a big fan of classic first-person shooters, iOS is kind of a haven for me. It offers great ports of early titles that paved the way for modern FPS games which dominate the gaming market. Ports of id Software's Doom [$4.99] and Wolfenstein 3D [$1.99 / Free], Bungie's classic Marathon trilogy, and even 3D Realm's controversial Duke Nukem 3D [$1.99 / $0.99 (HD)] have graced the App Store's shelves, and this year we can add another to the pile.

3D Realms has posted news on their website that their other controversial late '90s first-person shooter Shadow Warrior will be coming to iOS. The port is being done in conjunction with General Arcade, who have brought several FPS games based on Doom's engine to the App Store, most recently Doomsday III [$0.99]. Shadow Warrior uses the same engine as Duke Nukem 3D, and also featured similar over the top violence and crude humor that made it notorious with gamers and a hot-button for the media.

According to General Arcade, Shadow Warrior will be released by the end of the year as a Universal app which will also support all the latest devices. They also mention giving special attention to making sure the controls are adequate with lots of options to hopefully suit everyone. We'll be sure to let you know when Shadow Warrior hits the App Store later this year, and in the meantime stop by our forums for more information and discussion.

[Thanks Gennady!]

  • Joey Magee

    Wish we would have gotten Quake

  • MonkeyChunks

    I really hope they don't edit some of the racial jokes, because they would make the game incomplete

  • iammane

    I hope we get Blood. Quake would be great too and the hardware should be more than capable..

    • Brian Korteweg

      I LIVE AGAIN.... My vote is for Blood aswell. 🙂

      • Th3R3n3gad3

        Blood yes!!!!! I hope they add it, I miss dual wielding tommy guns...

  • zergslayer69

    Hmm, must be American made.

  • Bool Zero

    Who wantasome Wang? I do! Oh, wait, that came out way wrong!

  • Mike

    Lo Wang soap you good!

  • Deamon34

    Great game but it was a bitch to play with a mouse/keyboard and hard as hell. Cant see how touch controls will make all of the platforming fun.

  • nightc1

    If priced right, I can see adding this to my list of classic FPS to play through on iOS.

  • benexclaimed

    Not sure why iOS would be a "haven" when those FPS games are widely available on other platforms and without really sub-par controls.

  • felipe

    its the same duke nukem's first level, but oriental style, i passed

    • gnome9er

      only similarities is they are both in a city.

      • felipe

        look both maps.. you'll figure out

  • jeffyg3

    Hopefully it doesn't have same piece of crap control system as Duke Nukem on iOS. So hopefully its not done by the same crappy dev team, cuz they obviously are clueless on making a good control system on touch devices

  • musclemanshawty

    It said," u no mess wit lil Wayne,"

  • juls363

    Did he say little wayne?

  • NorrisForever79

    Game useless, with bad graphics! C'mon, quake4 will be a better conversion, hardware is good on 4s and 5! Old quake3 ran on my old Nokia N95 8gb!

    • Greyskull

      And hasn't the Quake engine been open-sourced?

  • Greyskull

    Funny...I had this game, and remember the controversy, but don't remember WHY the controversy. I was more into the Hexen series at the time anyway.

  • Manuel Landa

    Somebody should port the Thief games and System Shock 2. Now that's some vintage PC gaming I want to see on the app store.

  • ios gamer365

    I hope this is free I loved duke nukem for iOS and I really can't wait for THIS!!

  • ios gamer365

    Ahh!!! When does it come out!!!??