Ubi ropes in Call of Juarez

PCs get a taste of an old-fashioned dustup with new Westen-themed FPS; Techland and its Chrome Engine to provide game's ammo.

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Mountain Dew and Red Bull are about to make way for sarsaparilla this year, as Ubisoft announced its version of gunfight at the PC corral. The company today revealed that it has landed the publishing rights to Call of Juarez, a first-person shooter set in the Wild West, for the North American and German markets this summer on the PC. The pierogi western is currently in development by Poland-based Techland, the studio behind Xpand Rally and Chrome SpecForce.

Call of Juarez lets gamers throw on the spurs of Ray, an older gunslinger-turned-vigilante preacher, or Billy, a teenager on the lam who has fallen under the wing of some Native Americans. Like any good Western, gamers can expect rootin' and tootin' in high-noon duels, brawls in saloons, and good times in some brothels.

The game will run on Techland's Chrome Engine, allowing cowboys to use objects in the environment to solve problems or dish out some Old West justice. The engine will also power the game's multiplayer aspects and character artificial intelligence.

Call of Juarez has not yet been rated or priced. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's hands-on coverage or have a gander at the game's official Web site.

Discussion

21 comments
ewjim
ewjim

Hmmm... Don't know what to say... Let's see what it'l be: good or bad!

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

"Sarsaparilla" is a funny word. So is "kumquat" :P

thefjk
thefjk

What?? Never heard of it!

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Is that Call of Duty in Spanish? :P

Unforgiven2870
Unforgiven2870

this looks like its gonna have SF on it so i'll pass,lol.

runstalker
runstalker

Chrome SpecForce really isn't that bad. It's totally playable and doesn't feel 'budget' like some euro FPS attempts. People were harsh on it because it's not doing anything new, but it feels ok and the action can be pretty decent. Engine is nice, you see some potential. If the western is *much* better than their last game, it stands to be at least -Good-.

SubSane0
SubSane0

lol its an western fps says in the title!!! Anyway, I'm looking forward to this one. We need more old west-themed games. I'd like to see more Japanese developers use the setting.

DethZero
DethZero

I played an early release for a preview, this game is actually not bad.

F1sTDaCuffS
F1sTDaCuffS

the chars look good. is this game a fps? what kind of game is this suppose to be?

sancezz
sancezz

Why is this news worthy? the previous games by this studio i've never even heard of, and at a quick glance, they scored badly, no wonder...Also, show us some real in game screenshots, not some rubbish renders of characters

XOXIXO
XOXIXO

Pierogi western...LAWL

Banana_Kid
Banana_Kid

So basically, this'll be Gun except fun.

MadonnaProject
MadonnaProject

what? who? where? a videogame out of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN? woah....*gets his tissues* its so saaadddd.....but its just so saaaaaddddd....:(

Metron4
Metron4

pierogi western...That's a good 'un.

jnealg
jnealg

why does it seem like they are pushing this "western" genre? I'm sure there are some folks that want it but I cant say I know any. Seems like a genre looking for a game to me.

sigma8
sigma8

Typo in the subtitle. "Westen-themed FPS" is not a valid genre.

thelamborn60
thelamborn60

No, there was that skittles game a few years ago. Sounds cool though.

sjacobs315
sjacobs315

Is this the first fully sponsored game?