Shadow Warrior Is Exactly How Old Shooters Should Be Rebooted

As a kid, I didn't have a PC or gamer friend to grant me access to 3D Realms games in the 90s. I'm not sure if having one would have made me appreciate this remake of Shadow Warrior more, or if it would have made me complain that it's not the same as it used to be. All I do know is that this preview of Shadow Warrior is insane and fun.


If you're also unfamiliar with the original, here's a little taste:

Shadow Warrior is coming out this year for personal computers.

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So is this game supposed to take place in Japan or in China? The naming conventions appear to be primarily Japan based, the art style appears based on Edo period Japanese art, your primary weapon is a Japanese style Katana, and one of the guns has a Kyokujitsuki sticker on it. But if the game is going for a Japanese asthetic, why is the main character named Wang and refer to Kung fu.

Are the devolpers just ignorant of the difference between Japanese and Chinese cultures, or is it intentionally playing on the "all asians look alike" stereotype.

(I skipped the original Shadow Warior back in the day, so I'm not familiar with the source material. All I know is that it had a lot of rasist, juvenile humor and potty language.)