As promised, Ubisoft announced this morning that Techland is developing a new game in the Call of Juarez franchise, titled Call of Juarez: The Gunslinger.
With pretty much everyone agreeing that it was a mistake to have Call of Juarez: The Cartel take place in a modern setting, Techland has decided to bring the series back to its Wild West roots with The Gunslinger. The game has players take the role of a bounty hunter, tracking down some of the most notorious real-life gunslingers like Jesse James, Billy the Kid, and Pat Garett, among others.
The franchises’ classic gameplay mechanics will return for Call of Juarez: The Gunslinger, but this time with some additional features. For example, Concentration Mode will still allow players to slow down time to makes shots, but now they can also use it to dodge incoming bullets. Techland has also added a new skill progression system that will allow players to customize their own gun fighting style by purchasing skill and ability upgrades.
Call of Juarez: The Gunslinger will launch in 2013 for XBLA, PSN, and PC. Check out the game’s teaser trailer and first set of screenshots down below.
Full press release:
TAKE ON THE BEST IN THE WEST IN CALL OF JUAREZ® THE GUNSLINGER
MONTRÉAL — September 6, 2012 – Today, Ubisoft® announced the coming release of Call of Juarez® The Gunslinger. Reliving – and revealing – the lives of the most infamous lawmen and outlaws of the Old West, Call of Juarez Gunslinger will challenge gamers’ skills in the unforgiving frontier. Developed by Techland, the brand new iteration in the Call of Juarez franchise will be firing away in 2013 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360 Entertainment System, Sony Entertainment Network and PC.
Returning to the roots of the series, Call of Juarez: The Gunslinger puts gamers in the shoes of a bounty hunter who has his sights set on taking down the most notorious gunslingers, including the likes of Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, Jesse James and more.
Giving gamers the tools to take down the best, the Concentration Mode made famous by the series returns with a twist – allowing gamers to unleash a flurry of bullets while dodging others. Along with the gun slinging abilities, gamers will hone their skills and acquire new abilities in a series-first skill progression system, allowing players to develop their own gun fighting style by choosing the abilities they want to develop.
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