|Platform(s)||Android, Facebook, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch|
|First release||Shadow Fight|
February 12, 2011
|Latest release||Shadow Fight Arena|
November , 3.2020
Shadow Fight is a series of fighting video games developed by Nekki. Each game is set in the Far East, involving martial arts action between combatants that are typically silhouettes. The first installment was initially released as a Facebook game, before leading to two sequels that were available as free-to-play mobile games.
Shadow Fight was a Facebook-based fighting game developed by Nekki. It was released on February 12, 2011. Players would pit themselves play against other players in online battles, utilizing magic spells, long-ranged weapons and hand-to-hand combat tools, but can also fight unarmed. Shadow Fight was available on Facebook in English, Russian, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish.
The game continued to be available until months leading up to the global release of Shadow Fight 3. On August 16, 2017, the developers announced on Twitter that the servers for the original Shadow Fight will be shut down on September 29, 2017, and that in-game transactions would no longer be accepted and players who would open the game should receive 900,000 rubies as a farewell gift. Due to popular demand however, Nekki delayed the shutdown by one month to October 27, 2017, and the game was no longer playable after then.
Shadow Fight 2
Shadow Fight 2 is the second installment of the Shadow Fight trilogy. Released worldwide in 2014 for mobile devices and ported to computers and eighth-generation consoles years later, the sequel is more story-driven and its plot concerns a great warrior seeking to reverse a curse that turned him into a shadow after he accidentally opened the Gate of Shadows, unleashing powerful demons into his world whom he now must defeat after gathering strength, skills and equipment.
Shadow Fight 3
|Shadow Fight 3|
Shadow Fight 3 is an action-RPG fighting game developed by Nekki. It was announced in April 2016 with an expected release in fall that year. After extensive beta-testing, the game was released in Canada on July 17, 2017, in India on October 27, 2017, and later worldwide on November 16, 2017. It is playable in many languages.
Unlike its predecessors, Shadow Fight 3 does not utilize silhouettes to represent fighters. Instead, they are rendered as life-like three-dimensional characters in a richly animated environment. Players build up a gauge during combat, allowing to temporarily enter 'Shadow Form'. This allows them to use shadow abilities, shadow abilities are based on the player's current gear and faction. Items are acquired in the form of collectible cards that can be earned or purchased.
The game takes place years after the events of Shadow Fight 2. Three factions exist; the player starts the game in Legion, which uses mostly European weapons like swords and hammers and has slow but powerful attacks. Later they escape to Dynasty, which has a faster, more acrobatic fighting style and uses weapons from around Asia like nunchaku and guandao. The final main faction is Heralds, who have more precise attacks and mostly Japanese weaponry like naginata and katana (of which two variants exist: normal katana and ones used in a manner similar to iaidō).
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