Call of Juarez Gunslinger returning to Old West

After a brief jaunt into the present-day with the crowbait Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Techland's yee-hawing FPS series is returning to its Old West roots in Call of Juarez Gunslinger. It'll be a downloadable affair, setting you off on the trail of Wild West legends like Billy the Kid and Jesse Games as a bounty hunter.

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After a brief jaunt into the present-day with the crowbait Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Techland's yee-hawing FPS series is returning to its Old West roots in Call of Juarez Gunslinger. It'll be a downloadable affair, setting you off on the trail of Wild West legends like Billy the Kid and Jesse James as a bounty hunter.

Publisher Ubisoft describe it as an "arcade FPS," whatever that means. The announcement mentions skill development, giving you new "shooting abilities," and neat tricks like dodging bullets.

Gunslinger is coming to PC, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in the first quarter of 2013. We have a few screenshots, and here's the live-action announcement trailer:

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    September 6, 2012 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Call of Juarez Gunslinger returning to Old West.

    After a brief jaunt into the present-day with the crowbait Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Techland's yee-hawing FPS series is returning to its Old West roots in Call of Juarez Gunslinger. It'll be a downloadable affair, setting you off on the trail of Wild West legends like Billy the Kid and Jesse Games as a bounty hunter.

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      September 6, 2012 6:11 AM

      I liked many parts of Bound in Blood (the only one I've played), as it hearkened back to the magnificent Outlaws (who here doesn't *still* have the Outlaws soundtrack in their heads?), so I'll confess a passing interest in hearing more of this title.

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      September 6, 2012 6:25 AM

      Very nice, looks fantastic, looking forward to playing it.

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      September 6, 2012 6:31 AM

      I really enjoyed the first two games a lot. Something about them just really clicked with me. I didn't play the Cartel game because that looked dumb.

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      September 6, 2012 6:44 AM

      Only played the demo of the first one, really liked it but somehow never got around buying it... By the way, checking prices on steam, why in hell is the first one more expensive than Bound in Blood?

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        September 6, 2012 7:18 AM

        Huh? They both appear as $10 to me.

        http://store.steampowered.com/app/3020/
        http://store.steampowered.com/app/21980/

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          September 6, 2012 9:05 AM

          I have played all 3.
          And, it doesnt matter if they are going back to the old west, if they make a crappy game like the third one was.
          Hand holding to the extreme. Very bad voice acting (annoying). Bad console port to the pc. Couldnt go exploring more than 10 feet off of the VERY linear path, or the game reset back to the last checkpoint.
          Just so many bad choices all around.
          I hope the game goes back to the very first game devs.

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          September 6, 2012 9:18 AM

          Europe-guy here, and it's respectively 19,99€ & 9,99€

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          September 6, 2012 9:38 AM

          Don't pay more than $5 for these titles imho, they go on sale frequently

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      September 6, 2012 9:17 AM

      Seems like Ubisoft lost faith in the series.
      Too bad, I loved it. The last one wasn't total garbage, they had some nice ideas in there and the action was pretty good, but they should have capitalized in all that made part 2 good and kept refining it. They also have some great characters and I SINCERELY hope they keep fleshing out those characters and not just make this "game" a Call of Juarez in name only.
      Cause that trailer (if that's what you call it) is about as generic as any ol' western can be.

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        September 6, 2012 9:39 AM

        Nah, the modern one was blatantly the Techland's B team while the top guys were on Dead Island.

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      September 6, 2012 9:45 AM

      But that never happened. And those clothes are ridiculous.

      Man I'm itchin' for a holster and belt for my 7.5" single action,

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      September 6, 2012 10:32 AM

      First is still the best.

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        September 6, 2012 10:27 PM

        I don't think the first one aged very well. The 2nd one is so fun. Definitely replayable. Lots of great scenarios, characters and battles.

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      September 6, 2012 11:04 AM

      I liked both western CoJ games alot, I hope this one is good

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      September 6, 2012 1:08 PM

      Techland as made some questionable decisions as of late. They need to stick to making innovative games with features you haven't seen before. There was a time when I thought dead island was going to be a frightening survival horror but they missed that one, it was about the time the last COJ came out. Wonder what they were drinking... and smoking. Unless Poland was hit by a epidemic of brain slugs frim Futurama...