Call of Juarez: Gunslinger hitting XBLA, PSN, PC in 2013

New downloadable Old West shooter from Techland arriving next year; players take on role of bounty hunter, taking on Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Pat Garrett.

The fourth Call of Juarez title will arrive in 2013. Ubisoft today announced Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, the first in the series to arrive for downloadable platforms Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC.

A grisly scene from Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is in development at Techland, the shop that has built every entry in the series, and takes players back to the Old West. Gamers will take on the role of a bounty hunter, whose directive is to take down some of the West's most notorious gunslingers, including Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Pat Garrett.

The game will boast a Concentration mode, a previous staple of the series, in which players can target a number of enemies and dispatch a host of bullets in rapid succession. In addition, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger features a series-first skill progression system, which will allow players to specifically design their own style by selecting abilities they wish to develop.

The most recent Call of Juarez title was 2011's Call of Juarez: The Cartel. That game was developed by Techland and took place in modern-day Los Angeles and Mexico. Previous games in the series, the 2006 original and its 2009 sequel Bound in Blood, were set during historical time periods.

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Discussion

26 comments
beowolf2010
beowolf2010

the game is
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

beowolf2010
beowolf2010

what day will the games be release to pc?

Then i will buy it

ivne
ivne

I think this time they should include that free roaming part like RDR  in COJ . IT will be pretty  awesome then.

ivne
ivne

It is awesome,after that cartel  shit now we i am exited to se some real western cowboyz in action.I am pritty exited .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

doolindesperado
doolindesperado

Sound good, but I wish it was a full retail release.  With a premise like that, much can be done.

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

I take it game will be free to play, but you have to pay $'s/spend points for extra ammo, weapons etc etc

max-hit
max-hit

Hope it be as good as the Bound In Blood.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

In the words of Adam Jenson: "I never asked for this."

dylan417
dylan417

Why couldn't it be Red Dead Redemption: Gunslinger?

redluigi11
redluigi11

the last game was awful, good thing there returning to the old west 

SolidTy
SolidTy

I'm not a huge fan, but if someone cares, that's pretty good news for them.

Stiler
Stiler

I was hoping after the Cartel if they decided to make another CoJ game that they'd go all in no holds barred. Make it a true open world game and try to one-up RDR.

 

Wonder if it will be linear like the other CoJ games? They were fun games, but RDR just kind of set a bar.

OneSamTwoCups
OneSamTwoCups

After playing the horrid mess that was The Cartel, I'm done with Call of Juarez. I'll just stick to replaying Red Dead Redemption over and over again.

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

I hope this is not as controversial as The Cartel.

emperiox
emperiox

Runescape > Call of Juarez...

billwood661
billwood661

Thank you Ubisoft. One more traditional Western game is never a bad thing.

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

I was hoping it would come out on next gen consoles.

Wisdominsilence
Wisdominsilence

So, it seems that The Cartel's poor showing has resulted in the next COJ game being a download only game.

 

Sad.

sarosh_assassin
sarosh_assassin

I was looking forward to play The Cartel 3rd game in the series after playing first two superb games, but was shocked when review came out, I don't know what happened, I thought Techland to be a very talented developer.

ElJefeDeMedios
ElJefeDeMedios

Back to the Wild West - yeah

Digital Download only - booo

The co-op was dropped - booo

- guess I will have to wait and see before getting excited for this ...

EPaul
EPaul

Good news they are going back to the old western time period

spindrift_loop
spindrift_loop

 @sarosh_assassin They got scared of a sensitive market and gave into pressure to try and be like other shooters which essentially made it bland and non-unique.  Hopefully they learned their lesson.  Don't fix what ain't broken, make it bigger.