U.K. studio Heavy Spectrum is developing a reimagining of the Commodore Amiga side-scrolling platformer Shadow of the Beast, and it's due exclusively for PlayStation 4.
"For us, and for me specifically, playing it conjured a world of mysteries, something that went beyond what was shown on the screen, a world where my imagination had cause to soar!" wrote Matt Birch, the founder and chief executive officer of Heavy Spectrum, on the PlayStation Blog. "Even when not playing, I couldn’t help but wonder about the strange creatures and places I had seen, and ponder what further details would reveal themselves the next time I would play."
Today, the original Shadow of the Beast is nearly 25 years old. Reflections Interactive, now owned by Ubisoft, created the game, which came to a number of other platforms.
"We want to create a magical combination of unique combat and gameplay to enthrall you as a player, with a mystical world that can engage you as a person," wrote Birch. "Our vision of Karamoon is filled with beauty, brutality, and mystery, whilst allowing you as the player an opportunity to try and piece together what happened to make it and its denizens the way they are."
Heavy Spectrum has worked on titles such as Need for Speed, Star Fox, and Dungeon Keeper.