Flying Wild Hog, the developers behind the Shadow Warrior games, have announced Evil West, their dark Western video game that is a very moody take on Westerns, which is set to release for PS5 and PS4 sometime in 2022.
Sadly only a CG trailer was shown for the game, but it gives a decent idea about what to expect in terms of tone from the game. In it you play as Jesse Rentier, a vampire hunter pushing back forces of evil. It looks to have Shadow Warrior’s traditionally wild weaponry and exotic gear. The game is also playable in both solo and co-op.
Here’s the synopsis for Evil West:
Evil never sleeps… but it bleeds.
A dark menace consumes the American frontier. As one of the last agents in a top-secret vampire-hunting institute, you are the final line between humanity and a deep-rooted terror that now emerges from the shadows. Rise up to become a Wild West Superhero, eradicate the vampire threat and save the United States!
In visceral, explosive combat, unleash hell with your firearms, lightning-fueled gauntlet and gadgets. Kill bloodthirsty monstrosities in style as a lone hunter or in co-op with a friend. Explore and fight in a narrative-driven campaign while upgrading your weapons and hunting tools. Unlock new perks to evolve your monster-slaying mastery, crafting your own playstyle in this dark Western video game to defeat the supernatural hordes.