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Fantastic Retro Action Game Shadow Of The Beast Dated

Ooh, this looks promising.

A finely-tuned side-scrolling platformer called Shadow of the Beast has now received a North American launch date for PlayStation 4: May 17.

As announced over at the PlayStation Blog , this intriguing blend of Contra and Altered Beast is coming soon, and it features a slew of upgrades and updates, including equipping the protagonist – Aarbron – with some of the mystic artifacts that add depth to the gameplay. If you wish to pre-order, you'll receive a free dynamic theme that boasts a brand new original creature designed by acclaimed artist Roger Dean. Dean also crafted the cover art for the original Shadow of the Beast , just so ya know.

Check it out; fans of retro gaming will love it: