Desperados III jumps into the cowboy tactical action saddle June 16

THQ Nordic announced today that Desperados III is releasing on June 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Desperados III is a top-down tactics game set in America’s Old West. It has a focus on stealth and story-driven missions. If you’re looking for a video game western that isn’t Red Dead Redeption, this could be to your liking.

The original Desperados came out back in 2001. The sequel, Despardos II: Cooper’s Revenge, followed in 20063. Desperados III will actually be a prequel to those games. It’s been a bit of a break between entries in the franchise, but tactics games have become hot thanks to titles like XCOM and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Gears Tactics is also nearing its April 28 release.

Back when I played Desperados III during a preview event last year, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the deep combat and fun characters. Even though I had never heard about this franchise before (and I imagine a lot of you haven’t, either), I’m looking forward to trying out the full game.

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