Last month we learned that 3D Realms‘ controversial 1997 first-person shooter Shadow Warrior was heading to the iOS platform courtesy of General Arcade. Shadow Warrior uses the same game engine as Duke Nukem 3D and is also similarly violent and offensive, at least by late-90s standards. It was designed as an homage to over-the-top kung-fu movies of decades past, which were typically filled with absurd amounts of violence and stereotypes. It looks like all that’s going to make the translation to iOS based on this new trailer.
General Arcade has posted in our forums that Shadow Warrior is already approved and will be launching this week. They’ve stressed the amount of effort they’ve put into making sure the touchscreen controls are up to snuff with plenty of options that will hopefully cater to everybody. Though handled by a different studio, the iOS version of 3D Realms’ Duke Nukem 3D ($1.99) was massively criticized for its poor controls, and it sunk an otherwise solid port of a classic game. It doesn’t appear that will be the case this time around, but I still can’t wait to get my hands on Shadow Warrior to find out for myself later this week.