Tactical Wild West stealth sequel Desperados 3 now due this summer

On Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

It’s been quite some time since we last heard news of Wild West tactical stealth game Desperados 3 goes, with it even successfully managing to sail passed its original 2019 release window without a peep. The silence is now broken, however, and publisher THQ Nordic has confirmed that Desperados 3 will now come to PC and consoles sometime this summer.

The Desperados series began all the way back in 2001, offering an cowboy-themed slab of squad-based real-time tactical action in a similar vein to the Commandos game.

Desperados 3 (actually a prequel to the original) arrives well over a decade after Desperados 2: Cooper’s Revenge, and is being handled by Mimimi Games – the developer behind 2016’s superb, and mechanically similar, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.

When we last heard from Desperados 3, THQ Nordic was introducing one of the game’s numerous playable characters, cat-shepherding voodoo practitioner Isabelle Moreau, and today’s release date news is accompanied by a similar reveal.

You may now bid a warm welcome to Doc McCoy, a ruthless bounty hunter with a fondness for lures, knockout gas, poison syringes and his custom long-range pistol. You can get to grips with his abilities, fancies, and foibles in the trailer above.

McCoy will be playable alongside drifter, gunslinger, and leader of the gang John Cooper, Strongman Hector – who favours a giant bear trap and his trusty axe – plus the deceptively deadly Kate O’Hara, fond of a cunning disguise and her hidden pistol.

Desperados 3 will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One when it finally rides into town sometime this summer.

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