I was browsing the press releases from last night's Video Game Awards, when this sentence caught my eye: "Rise up to become a Wild West Superhero, eradicate the vampire threat and save the United States!" Yeah, that sounds good. Tell me more, please.
Turns out, Focus Interactive is working on a new game called Evil West, a co-op action title that pits a Batman-like gadget-laden cowboy against hoards of the undead. Check out another paragraph from the press release: "In visceral, explosive combat, unleash hell with your firearms, lightning-fueled gauntlet and gadgets. Kill bloodthirsty monstrosities in style as a lone hunter or in co-op with a friend. Explore and fight in a narrative-driven campaign while upgrading your weapons and hunting tools. Unlock new perks to evolve your monster-slaying mastery, crafting your own playstyle to defeat the supernatural hordes."
The trailer for Evil West is an action-packed tour-de-force, with an awesome Johnny Cash cover thrown in for good measure:
Looks like this guy could rip James Marston a new one, doesn't it?
Evil West is scheduled for release in 2021 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. You can find more details at the games' official website.