The game’s announcement was accompanied by a debut trailer, featuring some slick visual effects. The characters all have a cool graphic novel filter with inked shading.
The trailer is really inventive, as it shows a proper straight, white male in a gunfight but he gets gunned down by a sniper after taking out two scoundrels. The scene replays and this time he brings backup in the form of a sniper. However, a Gatling gun takes out the sniper and two more thugs pop up and take down the hero. The scenario replays again, and this time the hottie in the bustier and corset crotch-kicks one of the felons, while the hero dual-wields the pistols and takes out a handful of ruffians with the help of the sniper.
I’m not really sure what was going on in the wagon with the Gatling gun and the cat, but some stuff happens in there and it all works out well for the hero and his posse. You can check it out below.
It looks like a traditionally made game designed to appeal to gamers who like games.
Also, I really, really hope they keep the inked shader for the game because it looks fantastic in the trailer. It gives the visual art-style a really unique identity all its own. That’s not to mention that almost every part of the trailer looked like it could have been an awesome cover poster all its own.
The game is being designed by the same German studio that made Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. Yes, Mimimi Games will be helming the development of the sequel to a series that has been dormant since 2006.
According to the press release, gamers will take on the role of John Cooper, who groups up with other gunslingers in order to hunt down his arch nemesis.
The game is supposedly heavily inspired by the original Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive. Players will also have a number of routes and options to explore when tactically setting up their gang to take on various opposition forces.
You’ll also be able to utilize character-specific skills and abilities to one-up the enemy.
Desperados III will allow you to take control of up to five gunslingers at a time. You’ll be able to play either all-out like John Wayne or use wits and stealth like Yul Brinner. Both lethal and non-lethal options will also be employable in the game.
There will be a wide variety of diverse locations to visit, including frontier towns, desert canyons, southern swamps, and modern cities.
A day and night cycle will be present, along with a variety of difficulty settings and secondary missions.
You can look for Desperados III to launch on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC starting at some point in 2019.
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