While everyone’s waiting on pins and needles for Red Dead Redemption 2 to come out (okay, maybe not pins and needles, figurative term), there is another Western series that could be slowly making its way back to the scene, with Techland at the helm.
The developer worked on the Call of Juarez series long ago, which concluded with Gunslinger a few years back. From there, Techland broke away from Ubisoft and took the series rights with them, re-publishing the game for Steam and digital fronts for a new generation to enjoy. But now, something new appears to be coming.
In the teaser trailer above, we hear from Silas Greaves, who serves as the protagonist for the series. He says, “The Old West is full of legends” before making a reference to Arthur Morgan, the lead character for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2.
“And you, Arthur Morgan, soon will be one of the greatest, I’m sure. Because legends, you know, they never die. They change. They come back stronger than ever.
While the trailer plays, we get a look at the beautiful terrain that Techland has created for the world of Call of Juarez. And then, as we get a good look at Greaves examining the road ahead of him, the logo fades to Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.
For good measure, the official Facebook page for Gunslinger features that same trailer, along with a couple of new images featuring Greaves gearing for battle, including the one below.
While Techland hasn’t confirmed that a new Call of Juarez is coming, this looks to be, at the very least, a hint that Gunslinger could debut on new platforms, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and possibly even Nintendo Switch. And for a low price, it’d make for a good game to go alongside Red Dead, complete with lots of first-person shooting thrills.
Techland is currently busy at the moment putting together Dying Light 2, which is slated for a 2019 release. So when this Call of Juarez game would see the light of day is beyond us as the moment. However, with Morgan getting a shoutout, could 2K possibly be stepping in to help publish Gunslinger for digital platforms? It’s too soon to tell, but we could find out more in the weeks ahead.
In the meantime, if you’re curious, the original Gunslinger is available now for Xbox 360 (which is backward compatible on Xbox One) and PC. You can actually get the game for half off on Steam right now.