Call of Juarez: Gunslinger saddles up on May 22

"Wanna be a gunslinger," sang pop star M in his 1979 single Pop Muzik, "don't be a rock singer." Any attempt to tie that into this story would be too contrived and, frankly, too daft. Techland's wild wild west 'em up Call of Juarez: Gunslinger will launch for at $14.99, publisher Ubisoft announced today. It's coming for download on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while PC gets a retail edition too.

Gunslinger's a big dust-up and throw-down with a load of legendary wild west names, from Jesse James to Butch Cassidy. Oh, you'd better believe you're shooting men.

If you're feeling bold or really, really like gunfighters, you can pre-order the PC edition to score a free copy of Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. Buying direct from Ubi offers extra weapons too.

Our Steve has played a bit of Gunslinger. It's "an old-fashioned shooter with a few bells and whistles, but the shooting felt natural and well-weighted, and the environment was novel enough to pull me through," he said. Hopefully the full game will be worth a pop, then.

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