Shadow Warrior 3 delayed into 2022

Shadow Warrior 3

(Image credit: Flying Wild Hog)

Flying Wild Hog’s Shadow Warrior 3 has been delayed out of 2021 and into an unspecified point in 2022.

The news broke yesterday on October 26 from publisher Devolver Digital, who announced the delay to Shadow Warrior 3 through the small trailer seen just below. While Flying Wild Hog’s sequel was always penciled in to launch at some point in 2021, it never actually locked down a specific release date, so perhaps the announcement of a delay into next year shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

Shadow Warrior 3 needs a bit more time to sharpen its blades so developer Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital are sliding it into early next year!Please enjoy the Official 2022 Delay Announcement Trailer – more release date news soon… pic.twitter.com/NESW3RTibgOctober 26, 2021

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If you’re unfamiliar with Shadow Warrior 3, it’s basically taking the hyper-violent and rapid gunplay of the 2016 Doom reboot and turning it up to 11. We’ve seen a slew of increasingly chaotic trailers for Flying Wild Hog’s sequel at this point, all of which show protagonist Lo Wang zipping around a battlefield with various over-the-top weaponry, slicing and dicing demonic foes as he goes.

It’s just not guns that Lo Wang’s bringing to the fight in Shadow Warrior 3, because precision strikes with a katana are vital to survival. There’s also gloriously gory finishing moves to pull off in the sequel on a stunned enemy, a teaser of which you can see in the release date delay trailer just above, when Wang rips off a demon’s arm and prepares to beat them to death with it.

Shadow Warrior 3 might’ve just been delayed to 2022, but it’s still nonetheless something to be excited about on the horizon for next year. When it does eventually launch, Flying Wild Hog’s sequel will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, as well as PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S through backwards compatibility.

For a full look at all the other games arriving throughout the rest of this year and beyond, head over to our new games 2021 guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

I’m Gamesradar’s freelance reporter! I love grinding away at RPGs, losing at Apex Legends, and talking about anime for far too long.

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