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Gunslinger Reveals a Trailer And a Release Date

By Mokman22-04-2013

Remember Call of Juarez? An underrated game that was an incredible amount of fun, the first instalment in the series was somewhat of a cult hit, thanks to its invigorating combat, fast-paced action and undeniable style. However, the recent instalments in the series were not as well-received, and it seemed that the franchise was doomed to be forgotten. This however, seems to change, what with the release of the fourth game, named Gunslinger - set back in the Wild West. As shown by the previous trailers, it seems that the game will be headed back to form with this latest release. Don't believe us? Listen to this, straight from the horses' (Ubisoft's) mouth:

"Call of Juarez® Gunslinger is a real homage to the Wild West tales and era. Players will live the epic journey of Silas Greaves, a ruthless bounty hunter who spent his life on the trail of the West’s most notorious outlaws. Now it is Silas’ time to tell his story, which is linked to the history of the Wild West era: a mix of myths and historical facts. Made of memorable encounters with some of the West’s most notorious names such as Pat Garret, Jesse James and Butch Cassidy, the game blurs the lines between man and myth. Call of Juarez® Gunslinger lets players live the greatest legends of the Old West."

More info has been released with a Press Q&A’s that we've received from Ubisoft, stating that Gunslinger is the "spiritual successor to the much loved Bound in Blood", where it plans to showcase the "unique mood and feel of the Old West", letting players experience a "slice of epic history". Changes have been made, as "gameplay is faster paced", and there has been an addition of an "advanced scoring system, with number popping and multipliers." They have also introduced "a Character Development System deeply rooted to the player’s story progression." This will then allow them to develop "their own custom playing style."

The trademark "Concentration Mode" is retained for Gunslinger, and is open to being developed as one progresses through the game. Lastly, a new mechanic has been added known as "the Sense of Death", which allows players to "dodge that bullet with their name on it".  Lastly, more game modes and difficulty levels have been added, increasing the game's replayability.

It will be available on 22nd May this year, on both consoles and the PC. Interested? The game is available for pre-order here.

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Posts: 1317

I disagree. Both the first games, while flawed in some regards, were fun to play and offered unique and strong storylines.

Posts: 241

*Forgettable! Not unforgettable, that's the opposite of what I'm trying to say... :P

Posts: 241

I played one of the Call of Juarez games, not the most recent one, the second one I think. It was so bland and unforgettable I forgot the series even existed until this news.

Posts: 1548

I have to admit, as much as I hated the last one this looks quite good. Reminds me of Borderlands 2 a bit (visual style) but that's not a bad thing if done right.

Posts: 1317

The game looks fun. The last Call of Juarez game was shit, but Dead Island came at the same time, and it was pretty decent. That leads me to believe their A-team did Dead Island, and their B-team did CoJ.

The reviews are coming in for Dead Island Riptide... and they are ripping the tide out of that game. Ripping the tide? SHUT UP! The point is, Riptide seems to suck. So hopefully that means, it's their B-team doing Riptide, and their A-team doing Call of Juarez. if that's not the case though... man, my hopes for Techland are dwindling...

Posts: 237

Yeah! :D It looks rather fun! :D