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Shadow Complex

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Chair Entertainment
Release Date: May 3, 2016

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'Shadow Complex' (XBLA) Gets Remastered For PC

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2015 @ 9:10 a.m. PST

Shadow Complex features old school side-scroller design combined with cutting-edge gameplay and high-definition graphics.

Collect power-ups, discover new abilities and evolve your character into a force of destruction as you explore an original new story set in the world of Orson Scott Card's novel, Empire.Collect power-ups, discover new abilities and evolve your character into a force of destruction as you explore an original new story set in the world of Orson Scott Card's novel, Empire.

Shadow Complex propels lost hiker Jason Fleming into the hollows of government conspiracy, dark politics and military upheaval. When Jason and his girlfriend, Claire, accidentally stumble upon a rogue paramilitary group called the Restoration, it soon becomes clear that the faction’s intent is to set in motion a chain of events that will cause America to collapse into a civil war.

While there is no official statement/announcement yet, the European rating's board (PEGI) has put up a listing for Shadow Complex, revealing Chair entertainment's side-scroller (originally released on XBLA in 2009) is getting remastered for PC.

Assumed to be a government agent, the Restoration captures Claire, and while this initially fuels Jason’s motivation to find justice, he soon discovers the magnitude of what the sinister offshoot has planned. Along the way, Jason acquires many high-tech “toys” the Restoration is developing, and eventually becomes a super-powered engine of destruction.

Shadow Complex provides a fresh twist on classic side-scroller action by delivering an original single-player adventure that unfolds across a range of non-linear levels. Gameplay centers around exploration and fast-paced combat as players gather power-ups to overcome obstacles, thwart enemies, and delve into a mysterious and challenging world. Shadow Complex features an extensive campaign that is on par with the length and quality of contemporary triple-A retail releases in a downloadable pick-up-and play Xbox LIVE Arcade package. Your game will live on, as multiple play-throughs are required to obtain all the game’s items and power-ups.

The original new story for the forthcoming Shadow Complex video game has been created by Peter David, one of the most prolific and best-known comic book writers of all time. The renowned author’s vast credits include an award-winning twelve-year run on The Incredible Hulk and other popular titles such as Supergirl, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Star Trek, and Wolverine, among many others.

David created an original new story for Shadow Complex that runs parallel to the events in Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel, Empire. The game delves further into the hollows of government conspiracy, dark politics, military upheaval, and the sinister plan of a rogue paramilitary group called the Restoration.

Key Features :

  • Original single-player experience inspired by classic side-scrolling genre
  • Open world design that evolves as the player explores and progresses through the game
  • Huge, mysterious game world populated with legions of enemies, challenges, and jaw-dropping boss battles
  • Many unique game altering power-ups and more than 100 additional items and enhancements to discover
  • Intense game play infused with a compelling action-thriller storyline
  • Incredible graphics with robust physics, made possible by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3
  • Set in a compelling universe based upon the best-selling novel, Empire, by Orson Scott Card
  • Extensive campaign mode of 10+ hours with engaging scenarios and fiction – lengthier and more in-depth than any other downloadable game on Xbox LIVE Arcade to date
  • High graphical bar with superior visual style and design sensibility
  • Marries the quality and depth of a blockbuster game with the pick-up-and-play fun you’ve come to expect from Xbox LIVE Arcade.

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