Are you ready to take on a true indie gem? HandyGames have today announced that they will be bringing El Hijo to PC, Mac and consoles in 2019.
Now, we’re always a little wary when we hear the naming of ‘consoles’, but in this case El Hijo will bring its wild west tale to Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4, alongside the PC/Mac version of the game in 2019.
Created by Berlin-based Honig Studios, El Hijo sees you taking on the role of a 6-year old boy, as he goes in search of his mother across the wild west.
Billed as a non-violent, spaghetti-western stealth game, El Hijo on Xbox One, Switch, PS4 and PC will see you needing to sneak past the dangers of his world, overcome challenges, gain self-confidence and cunning and utilise all these things to get past his foes. From a remote monastery, to a harsh and unforgiving stretch of desert and across a frontier town that is rife with crime and villainy, El Hijo’s journey will not be an easy one… but it will be an intriguing one.
About El Hijo
The journey begins when a farmer and her son El Hijo are attacked by bandits who raze their farm to the ground. The mother decides to leave El Hijo at a secluded monastery in order to protect him. However, El Hijo decides that the monastic life is not for him and decides to escape. El Hijo is a non-violent stealth game. Violence is instead exchanged with the mischievous, playfulness of a young child. Shadowplay is in the core of the game and El Hijo will often have to hide. Without needlessly adding new mechanics, the gameplay is extended naturally, as variations of existing mechanics are gradually introduced and then combined with each other to increase the challenge. These twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the varied, increasingly dangerous environments that El Hijo must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.
We’ll be sure to bring you more as and when further details and a concrete release date emerge for El Hijo, but for now, check out the teaser trailer below and be sure that HandyGames and Honij Studios will be attempting to deliver something rather special to Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC in 2019.