Desperados 3 Brings Tactics Back to the Wild West June 16

Desperados 3 gets a June 16 launch date alongside Mimimi Games' latest trailer showcasing the hardcore tactics coming to the Wild West.

Desperados 3 is the latest in a long line of “hardcore tactical stealth” games. The series began way back in 2001 and, while it’s been on an extended hiatus, THQ Nordic is finally bringing it back. If you’re a fan of games like XCOM or Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, this is definitely one to give a look. Of course, you’ll need to come prepared. Desperados 3 isn’t going to pull any punches. You’re in for a real shoot-out. Give the new release date announcement a look below.

Desperados 3 serves as a prequel to the original release, meaning new players will likely feel right at home. Sure, playing the other games in the series is going to enhance the narrative, but, much like Yakuza 0, this seems like an excellent jumping-on point. Players have access to five different characters, each with their own modus operandi. From the runaway bride Kate to the hitman Doc McCoy, the cast of characters looks the type of gang I’d want to roll with in the Wild West.

The options available in your crew appear vast. That should lead to some truly great tactical encounters as you progress through the campaign. That said, for me, the big selling point is the theme. Outside of Red Dead Redemption, the Western genre feels pretty untapped. And, as a big fan of tactical games, Desperados 3  could be right up my alley.

Fortunately for you and me, we don’t have to wait much longer to find out. Desperados 3 launches on PC, PS4, and Xbox One June 16. While you wait, be sure to check out the other trailer the team dropped today. It gives a great look at John Cooper, the quickest draw on the Desperados gang.

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