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You Can Use the Penetrator in Shadow Warrior if You Own Saints Row IV on Steam

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Posted on September 24, 2013 AT 02:50pm

Shadow Warrior devs Flying Wild Hog have teamed up with Volition and Deep Silver to give you a little more wang for you buck.

If you own a Steam copy of Saints Row IV and pick up retrotastic FPS reboot Shadow Warrior when it launches later this week, you’ll get a big, veiny, purple piece of cross-promotional DLC in the form of the Penetrator, Saint’s Row The Third‘s iconic melee weapon/adult toy/impossible standard of masculinity.

The one-eyed monstrosity serves as a replacement for the game’s katana, allowing you to decapitate, dismember, and otherwise slaughter your foes on the field of battle—just with about 1000% more humiliation. Also, if you reload with the weapon equipped, you’ll actually…uh…you know, it’s probably best if you just take a look at this hilarious (but NSFW) gif Devolver tweeted earlier today.

As far as promotional stunts go, this one’s a bit on the silly side, but it meshes pretty well with the Shadow Warrior‘s ridiculous, over-the-top vibe. In fact, given that a recent trailer described the game’s features as “wangtastic,” this may be the most fitting bit of brand synergy I’ve ever seen.

Shadow Warrior, a PC exclusive, flops onto Steam this Thursday, September 26.

Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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