Shadow Man was originally released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Dreamcast, and PC. Shadow Man is an action-adventure video game developed by Acclaim Studios Teesside and published by Acclaim Entertainment. It is based on the Shadowman comic book series published by Valiant Comics. Nightdive Studios developed Shadow Man Remastered, a remastered version of the game which includes 4K resolution, improved shadow mapping, per-pixel lighting, and missing content that was cut from the original game. The game was released for Microsoft Windows on 15 April 2021 while the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports will release later in 2021.
In 1888, Jack the Ripper – lamenting the fact that his ritualistic murders have not unlocked a mystical power that he believes to exist – prepares to perform the ritual upon himself at the expense of his own life. A man named Legion appears and tells Jack that the power he seeks does exist and offers to share this power with him if Jack constructs an insane asylum for like-minded killers in Deadside – the land of the dead. Proclaiming “for we are many!”, Jack commits suicide. In the present day, Michael LeRoi becomes the current Shadow Man – a lineage of voodoo warriors who protect the world of the living (known as Liveside) from threats crossing over from Deadside.
Nettie has a prophetic dream that Legion is preparing to usher in the Apocalypse by claiming the Dark Souls – the immortal souls of damned warriors – and using them to create an immortal army and send it into Liveside. Nettie reveals that Michael cannot stop the Five, a group of serial killers recruited by Legion, without his powers. The Five, who each have a Dark Soul within them, are hiding in Liveside, where Michael’s powers do not work during the day. Michael travels to Deadside with the use of his dead brother’s teddy bear, which serves as a link between both worlds. After collecting all of the Dark Souls in Deadside and passing trials set by the gods of Deadside.