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Desperados III: Gamescom News, Release Date updates for new Wild West PS4, Xbox RTS game

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GAMESCOM NEWS

THQ Nordic + Mimimi reveal Desperados III at Gamescom 2018

Here's the official press release:

The Wild West. A place where the law is made by those with a gun in their hands, and is enforced by the henchmen at their command. A place where death is no stranger and the undertakers are working overtime… especially when people start playing Desperados III.

This real-time tactics game, developed by German game studio Mimimi (who earned their spurs with the critically acclaimed title Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The Shogun), lets players command a band of Desperados led by fan-favourite gunslinger John Cooper, whos hunting down his nemesis.

Heavily inspired by the first game of the franchise, Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, Desperados III will allow the player to approach each mission with a wide variety of different solutions and routes. As the players gang will always be outnumbered, only smart use of both the environment and each Desperados unique character skills will guarantee a victorious outcome.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about Desperados III…

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Desperados III – At a glance

Publisher: THQ Nordic
Developer:
Mimimi Productions
Platforms:
PS4, Xbox One and PC. Also enhanced on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
Genre: Real-time tactics game

Desperados III – What is it?

Here's what THQ Nordic have said about the game during the Gamescom Announcement:

"Desperados III is a modern take on the real-time tactics genre set in a harsh Wild West scenario.

"You take control of a ragtag band who become a highly functional group of unlikely heroes and heroines, overcoming their personality clashes to join forces and combine their distinctive character specialities to challenge a seemingly superior foe.

"Hunted by ruthless bandits and corrupt lawmen, the Desperados need to turn the tables against superior numbers and borderline-overwhelming odds in every single mission."

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Desperados III – Release Date

For the time being all we know is that Desperados III will launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X in 2019.

You'll have to stay tuned for further details on precisely when THQ Nordic are planning to release the game.

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Desperados III – Key Features

  • Command up to five Desperados and use their lethal skills to stealthily thin out the enemy ranks
  • Approach each open-ended mission with a wide variety of different solutions and routes
  • Resolve seemingly impossible challenges and defeat entire armies of foes with careful planning and perfectly timed executions
  • Explore classic Wild West scenarios such as frontier towns, desert canyons, Mississippi swamps, sprawling modern cities and many more
  • Deadly or non-lethal takedown options? Run in all-guns-blazing or stick to stealth throughout? The choice is entirely up to you, and with a range of difficulty settings and special challenges designed for experimentation and replayability you can tackle Desperados III however you see fit

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Desperados III – Who's Making it?

Desperados III is being made by Mimimi Productions. Here's everything you need to know about the studio from the official press release:

Mimimi Productions is a game development studio based in Munich, Germany. In the last years we gathered ample experience developing award-winning games like Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, employing highly optimized workflows and making a name for ourselves in the games industry. Founded in January 2011, we evolved from casual to core game development with currently 26 team members. Mimimi Productions is a registered developer for all relevant platforms and is working with the Unity 3D-engine since 2010.

Stay tuned for more Desperados III info in the coming months.

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