Shadow Warrior 3 will launch on PlayStation next week

Shadow Warrior 3 will be the first game to launch on the service in its entire history.


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The launch of Devolver Digital’s fast-paced first-person shooter Shadow Warrior 3 is fast approaching, and PlayStation has marked the occasion by announcing that the title will be available on PlayStation Now on release day.

The news came via Flying Wild Hog lead producer Bartek Sawicki in a blog post on the official PlayStation website, explaining what to expect with Shadow Warrior 3 when it arrives next week. Along with the announcement that the game will launch on PlayStation Now on March 1, we also received a lengthy gameplay trailer showing off one of the game’s missions as well as detailed videos explaining the game’s various combat mechanics.

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While nowhere near as popular as Game Pass, PlayStation Now has had quite a few big titles available to subscribers over the years, as PlayStation seems to be making efforts to improve the service somewhat. Games like God of War, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Red Dead Redemption 2 have all been available at some point, though Shadow Warrior 3 is the first title in the service’s history to launch on day one of the service.

Xbox fans will be familiar with the feeling of being able to download a brand new game on release day essentially for free. First-party titles like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 launched on day one of the service, along with upcoming third-party titles like Atomic Heart and A Plague Tale: Requiem.

This could be an attempt to make PlayStation Now more appealing ahead of the reveal of the “Spartacus” subscription service, a heavily rumored project that has been described as Sony’s answer to Game Pass. PlayStation Now gift cards have also recently been pulled from UK retailers, suggesting a rebranding of PlayStation Now could be coming soon. Of course, these are just guesses, and we may be reading too much into this announcement.

Shadow Warrior 3 will be available on PS4 via PlayStation Now, but will also be available on PC and Xbox One as well as Xbox Series X and PS5 via backwards compatibility.

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