From the trailers and screenshots, it looks as though Shadow Warrior 2 will take full advantage of the modern-gen hardware. That’s why it’s so unexpected and awesome that the game is receiving a title song that sounds like it’s from the 80s.
Titled ‘The Warrior’ the cheesy anthem is co-written and performed by Stan Bush, the same man behind ‘The Touch’ the theme song for the 1986 animated Transformers film. Warrior is one of four Bush songs to be featured on the Shadow Warrior 2 soundtrack along with a remix of The Touch sung by game’s protagonist Wang.
Shadow Warrior 2 and its vinyl soundtrack from Laced Records will both be launching on October 13th. Shadow Warrior 2 will feature a four-player cooperative campaign with procedurally generated levels. Players will have the ability to severe enemies limbs through the over the top gameplay while enjoying Wang’s one liners and the 80s anthems.
Michael Vane is a freelance journalist and co-editor of PN2. He’s on Twitter @DrVane