Shadow Warrior developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Focus Home Interactive have revealed Evil West as their upcoming vampire-hunting game during The Game Awards 2020. Details about it were scarce for a good while but, as its release date draws nearer, we now know that we're dealing with a third-person action game that revels in violence.
Evil West might have initially fooled us into thinking that we're dealing with a traditional western, however, one gauntlet with retractable claws and several dead monsters later clearly showed that to not be the case. Here is everything you know about Evil West, its release date, characters, gameplay, and more.
Evil West Release Date
Evil West initially aimed for a 2021 launch which it ended up not making. In June 2022, it was officially revealed that its release date is slated to occur in September before it was delayed until November 22, 2022. The title is headed to PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, and PS4.
Evil West Story
The very first glimpses of Evil West introduced us to capable vampire hunter and protagonist Jesse Rentier. Determined and adept at killing unholy monstrosities, he acts as the world's last line of defense against supernatural threats.
The game's story retells myths and legends as it follows him on his mission to safeguard humanity from this otherworldly threat. Along the way, Jesse encounters a handful of characters, while struggling to accept his role as a leader.
Evil West Gameplay
Evil West puts third-person action front and center, focusing on killing monstrous creatures and human enemies with an array of ranged and melee weapons.
Jesse Rentier uses traditional guns, his lightning-fueled gauntlet that also sports retractable claws, alongside various gadgets to contribute to the good guys' blood staying where it should be.
Where the revolver is capable of dishing out consistent damage at close-to-medium range, the rifle can target enemy weak spots, dealing higher amounts of damage. The sawed-off shotgun then lets you blow to bits enemies who come a little too close to you.
Upgrades and perks also help Jesse become more powerful and lean into different ways of taking out opponents as the game progresses. Each weapon and tool comes with its own skill tree.
You can battle the monstrosities that Evil West throws at you either as a lone gunman or in co-op alongside a friend.
Where can you buy Evil West and how much does it cost?
Evil West's PC version can be purchased from Steam, for the price of 49,99$/49,99€ or your regional equivalent, while its console counterparts will be available on their respective storefronts.
Evil West Trailer
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