Following the death of his parents and little brother, Mike LeRoi is transformed by a voodoo priestess into a guardian of the afterlife, or Deadside, known as Shadow Man. Not long after, an ancient demon called Legion plots to take over Deadside by taking control of malevolent entities called Dark Souls. Only Shadow Man can stand in his way...
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The game follows Michael 'Mike' LeRoi, a normal man turned into an undead voodoo warrior known as the Shadow Man, who serves as a semi-willing slave to a voodoo priestess called Nettie and must fight the forces of darkness that dwell in the Deadside or limbo, where all souls go after death. In his former life, Mike was a college dropout who worked as a cab driver. When Mike witnesses the death of one of his passenger's in a gangland shootout one night, he decides to take the dead gangster's suitcase full of money and return home to New Orleans to hide. Unfortunately, the gang discovers his identity and, in retaliation, tracks down and murders both his parents and his baby brother Luke. In desperation, Mike turns to a local voodoo priest for help. However, he turns Mike into the Shadowman and enslaves him to work for him as his own zombie hitman. Mike finally gets somewhat of a break when a powerful and more benevolent voodoo priestess called Mamma Nettie frees him from the priest's control and becomes his new master taking him under her wing. Mike accepts this fate as righteous punishment for causing the death of his family and decides to keep the teddy bear his little brother loved the most to always remember them. Although the protagonist's backstory has certain relevance to the plot, the game only references it, instead of actually explaining it. This becomes an issue even for the fans of the Shadowman comic book because the game is only loosely based on the comics and changes many aspects of the original story including the main character's background. See more
I am the Lord of Deadside!
References Apocalypse Now
Opus 27, 2 - Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor (Moonlight Sonata)
1st. Movement: Adagio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more