Go loud or go quiet? Set a trap or use your environment? Pick ‘em off or last stand? The power of player choice informed every design decision in the making of Desperados III. The team at Mimimi Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Shadow Tactics, set out to deliver a stealth-oriented, real-time tactics game that empowered the player to tame the wild west their way – or several different ways – depending on the choices they make as John Cooper, leader of an eclectic gang of five.
Desperados III is a story-driven experience set across the ruthless wild west in 1875. John Cooper’s gang is a colorful cast of characters including legendary bounty hunter Doc McCoy, the beautiful and enticing Kate O’Hara, large-scale trapper Hector Mendoza, and voodoo master Isabelle Moreau. If these characters have one thing in common it’s their clever and calculated approach to getting the job done.
They’re on a quest to put a halt to the ongoing illegal activities of a Railroad Company and its henchmen. John Cooper’s gang of five is even called upon to support a U.S. Marshal on several missions. The gang’s adventures take them from rural Colorado towns, over swamps and riverbanks in Louisiana, and finally to a dramatic finale in Mexico. Even with this resourceful gang, getting outnumbered will happen, as will getting outgunned. After all, this is the wild west.
Desperados III is available now for Xbox One on the Microsoft Store. Thanks to the power of player choice, John, Doc, Kate, Hector and Isabelle will never run out of new ideas. But be careful! There’s more than one way to lead a gang in the west…but there’s also more than one way to die!
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