Dark, Action RPG, Weird West, Reimagines the Wild West

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oprainfall | Weird West


From the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey (2017), comes a dark, action RPG/simulation, Weird West. This surreal reimagining of a new developing frontier was revealed at the 2019 Game Awards Thursday night. Weird West is the debut title for the indie development studio, WolfEye. According to the reveal trailer, “Coming out here could be the best thing that ever happened to you. If you can survive, that is..” Here is that trailer:

Weird West brings a dark, fantasy reimagining of the Wild West. The frontier is shared by gunslingers, lawmen, and strange creatures. Players will experience the stories of a group of unusual heroes, but these stories are written by the decisions you make. They take place in an unforgiving world where the stakes are high, and each one of the journies is tailored to your choices. Will you venture onward alone, or form a posse? It should be noted here that the game is single player. Either way, it’s up to you to make each story into a legend of your own. All the while, you’ll get to unearth the mysteries of the Wild West, through the intertwined fates of these unusual heroes.

You can find out more about the game at the Weird West Steam page. According to that page, the release date is the infamous “Coming Soon”. Finally, here are some screenshots:

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