Two appears to be the numerical limit that Ubisoft has put in place for pre-reveal teaser trailers, because (as promised) the publisher released the official debut trailer for Call of Juarez: Gunslinger today, giving us our first (albeit extremely brief) look at the title’s Wild West gameplay.
As previously noted, the protagonist in Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a “ruthless bounty hunter” named Silas Greaves. Silas has spent his entire life hunting down the West’s most notorious outlaws, including; Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, and Butch Cassidy. Gunslinger’s plot is said to weave’s Greaves’ fictional story in with the real historical facts of the Wild West era, and let players “live the greatest legends of the Old West”.
Ubisoft has also revealed that several of the franchises’ classic gameplay mechanics will return for Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, with some additional all-new features. For example, Concentration Mode still allows players to slow down time to make shots, but it can now also use it to dodge incoming bullets. The developer, Techland, has also added a new skill progression system that will allow players to customize skills and ability upgrades. The exact nature of the skill progression has not been announced, however, Ubisoft noted that players will need to master “blasting pistols, shooting rifles, dodging bullets and unleash lethal combos to gun down multiple enemies in split seconds”.
Sadly, the reveal trailer doesn’t give us a real good look at what to expect from Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, however, there are a few bits and pieces that appear to show actual gameplay. From what we can tell, the title has a very slight cel-shaded look to it, which is far from a bad thing.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is currently set to release sometime this year for Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network, and PC. Check out the game’s official reveal trailer, along with a new set of screenshots in the gallery below.