When you're chopping up demons into tiny pieces while playing Shadow Warrior, it's all too easy to forget that some poor b*gger has to clean up the blood and gore afterwards. We can now experience the delights of painstakingly mopping up the carnage thanks to a janitorial spin-off that's included for free with the old-school shooter.
Who needs boomsticks when we've got broomsticks?
As a free standalone mini-game based on Shadow Warrior's first level, Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior takes place after Lo Wang’s introductory katana battle against the yakuza. Playing as a hapless janitor from Zilla Enterprises, we're tasked with cleaning up the mess of gibs, body parts and blood to restore the picturesque pagoda to its former glory. Created by the same developers as Viscera Cleanup Detail, we can assume
“When our team first saw Viscera Cleanup Detail on Steam Greenlight we absolutely loved with the idea of a person out there that had to clean up after big battles in FPS or horror games,” said Michal Szustak, Studio Head at Flying Wild Hog. “RuneStorm has done a tremendous job in taking a key scene from Shadow Warrior and recreating its aftermath to form a fun and hilariously frustrating mini-game using the Viscera Cleanup Detail mechanics.”
Budding viscera janitors will be able to use their custom mop, commercial grade plastic gloves, high tech viscera finder, and an industrial incinerator to clean up blood, guts, and the occasional dismembered arm. Plan your strategy wisely or risk tracking bloody footprints around your clean floors or knocking over a bucket of guts on what was previously a pristine flight of stairs! Perform your job skillfully and find yourself rewarded with two handsome achievements to hang in your locker.
“This clear exploitation of two talented independent developers is really a landmark moment in my career and I can’t wait to see the immense amount of personal wealth I stand to gain from this financially driven marketing stunt,” said Devolver Digital's entirely fictional CFO Fork Parker. “Oh, Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior is free? In that case you can all eat my butt. Eat it right up.”
Charming. Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior is included with new copies of Shadow Warrior, or delivered to existing customers via automatic update.
We described Shadow Warrior as an essential purchase for old-school FPS fans in our full review.