Red Dead Redemption 2 Featured In Unusual Call Of Juarez Teaser

"The Old West is full of legends. And you, Arthur Morgan, soon will be one of the greatest, I'm sure."

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The hype surrounding Red Dead Redemption 2 continues to grow as its PS4 and Xbox One release date gets closer, and now the game's protagonist, Arthur Morgan, is getting a shout out from an unlikely corner of the Wild West. Techland Games, which developed Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, has published a video with the game's main characters Silas Greaves addressing Morgan.

"The Old West is full of legends. And you, Arthur Morgan, soon will be one of the greatest, I'm sure," Greaves says in the video above. "Because legends, you know, never die. They change to come back stronger than ever."

It's unclear what the bigger meaning of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger's video is, as no new Call of Juarez game has been announced and the video appears to piggyback on the hype of Red Dead Redemption 2. Before the video was released, the tease began on Call of Juarez: Gunslinger's Facebook page, which hadn't been updated in over five years. The game's Facebook page added a banner of Silas Greaves with the tagline "Legends never die." Another image on the page showed Greaves standing over the same canyon seen in the video with the quote, "I haven't been here in many years. Name's Silas Greaves."

This year, Techland bought back bought back the rights to Call of Juarez from Ubisoft. The company hasn't said anything about bringing the series back to life, but this latest messaging suggests the possibility of a remaster of Gunslinger being announced soon. Gunslinger was the fourth entry in the series, preceded by Call of Juarez, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, and Call of Juarez: The Cartel (which was the only game in the series to take place in modern times).

Red Dead Redemption 2, on the other hand, launches on October 26 and is expected to be one of the year's biggest releases, with sales projections of more than 15 million copies. GameSpot recently got to play through the first five hours of the game and experience its vast open-world; for more details you can check out GameSpot's first impressions of Red Dead Redemption 2.

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TrialMonkey

I get it that the developers for Juarez probably don't have near enough budget to compare with what R* has thrown at RDR2. However, you probably shouldn't call out a game that looks (so far) absolutely stunning with your really bad LOD panoramas. You invite a direct comparison, and are clearly the turd.

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Sevenizz

It’s simple marketing. Piggyback your brand with a more popular brand so you’re competator’s customers know you exist.

Obviously they’re testing the waters for a revival - probably in its early or mid stages.

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Daveccarsley

Projected sales of 15 million??? No way! We've got to be talking double that when it's all said and done.

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Edwinhernandez

This stupid game (Call of Juarez) is responsible for me not having ever bought and played Red Dead Redemption. I can't believe I got the two games mixed up and thought it was the same. Having played the Call of Juarez game or demo was disappointing. Anyways I am barely enjoying Red Dead Redemption some 8 years later on the Xbox One X and it is a bit dated by today's standard but nonetheless a beautiful game. I can't wait to finish it so I can pick up Red Dead Redemption 2. Call of Juarez you can suck it and you don't even belong in the same line as Red Dead Redemption.

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HOLYSHMUCK

@Edwinhernandez: Lol you mixing the two up isn't their fault. The team and budget behind Call of Juarez is not a AAA team. They are clearly B-movie-like low budget team. It would be nice if they were AAA team with a game to match, but blame the games industry for not funding AAA ideas from a B-tier developer.

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Edwinhernandez

@HOLYSHMUCK: I agree my fault but they used Red Dead Redemption launch time frame as a way to confuse consumers. They did a hell of a job because I confused them. We are talking about 20 - 25 games being launched at a time. How many western games get released. All of a sudden you have 2 western games being released in the same time frame. But again my fault for not paying closer attention. Although clearly they knew what they were doing.

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CaidKean

@Edwinhernandez: Dude, the first Call of Juarez came out in 2006. Red Dead Redemption came out in 2010. Just stop trying pin partial blame on something else. It came down to your ineptitude and nothing else.