Desperados 3 Release Date Announced

The tactical Western-themed stealth game is launching this summer on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


Developer Mimimi Games has announced that Desperados III, the latest game in the Western-themed tactical stealth series, is launching on June 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Desperados III is the long-awaited prequel to 2001's Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, which was developed by the now-defunct Spellbound Entertainment. Mimimi Games has since taken over the reins of the series; the German studio is most well known for developing the excellent Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun in 2016. Desperados III sees protagonist John Cooper return in another story-driven real-time tactical stealth game.

You play as five unique characters, each with their own particular set of skills--from traditional gunslinging to something more supernatural like voodoo magic. The story takes you on a journey through classic Wild West locales like frontier towns, sprawling modern cities, swamps, and more, and the game's sandbox maps encourage creativity from all your murdering. The new showdown ability--pulled from Shadow Tactics and slightly tweaked--lets you pause the game and carefully plan ambushes where your whole gang is involved, while neutral areas allow for some Hitman-style social stealth.

To celebrate the release date's announcement, publisher THQ Nordic has also released a new trailer showcasing protagonist John Cooper's bounty hunting prowess. Previous character reveals include Strongman Hector, toxin connoisseur Doc McCoy, voodoo practitioner Isabelle Moreau, and the deceptive Kate O'Hara.

The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story