When we set out to make Shadow Complex a few years back, we wanted to create a game that was reminiscent of the classic non-linear 2D sidescrollers that we’d always loved. This beloved genre provided some of our most memorable gaming experiences, with games like Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – but it had been largely abandoned for over a decade, in favor of new games pushing 3D graphics. While we love our modern games, we also longed for something new, with the flavor and simplicity of something old.
We designed Shadow Complex with the hope that others shared our passion for this style of game, and that we might help to reinvigorate it. We were delighted to see our fellow gamers embrace our game, and since then, we’ve collectively enjoyed some newer experiences like Ori and the Blind Forest, Axiom Verge, and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. The original Shadow Complex received more than 50 Editor’s Choice and Game of the Year awards, and it’s always been our team’s hope to return and do more in this genre that we love so much.
For now, we are beyond excited to revisit the game and deliver Shadow Complex Remastered – complete with all of the original content, and updated with new graphical enhancements, additional Achievements, and Master Challenges. We’ve also added some fun surprises such as all-new dynamic melee takedowns, so players can feel even more awesome as they steal the bad guys’ tech and use it against them!
Please celebrate with us as Shadow Complex Remastered launches on Xbox One today! We’ll be sharing some of our favorite game moments, behind-the-scenes pics, artwork, and amazing speedruns on the official Shadow Complex Twitter account – and we hope to hear from you too!
Thanks again for all of your amazing feedback and continued support of ChAIR and our games.