desperados 3 launch

In the minds of many it’s one of the most hotly anticipated, most sought after games of the year. But the waiting is over and it’s time to now go West and take in the hardcore tactical stealth of Desperados III on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, Desperados III sees a return of one of the most loved stealth franchises of all time – and our full review of the game on Xbox One tells you exactly why this is one that both fans of the series, and newcomers looking for a fast stealth hit, should be playing pronto.

Priced at £54.99 Desperados III, will see you jumping into the boots of John Cooper, as he and his team of Desperados go about trying to take down the DeVitt Company – a gang who will stop at nothing in their attempt at controlling the world.

Playing out as a story-driven, hardcore tactical stealth game, that is set in a ruthless Wild West scenario, Desperados III will see you and Cooper join forces with the runaway bride Kate, the shady hitman Doc McCoy, the giant trapper Hector, and Isabelle – a mysterious lady from New Orleans. From there, the quest progresses as you attempt to find redemption, taking in numerous locales and scenarios as you go, leading the gang through rural towns, across swamps and riverbanks, in an attempt to discover a final showdown that is worthy of the Wild West.

But whilst the base game looks set to deliver tons, and by purchasing it right now you’ll find the Season Pass thrown in, the development team at Mimimi Games have big plans. That Season Pass will contain no less than three additional missions which will releases later this year, alongside the promise of two free content updates in July and August, each of which will be found featuring four new Baron’s challenge bonus missions.

Desperados III is a game which will let you play smart – and if you do, success will be yours. It’s all about planning and spending time to scour your environment for a best course of action will see this motley crew achieve greatness. It’s helped that they’ll all come with some rather special skills too.

The main features of Desperados III on Xbox One, PS4 and PC include:

  • Play as five unique characters, each with a very particular set of skills
  • Experience true freedom of choice with countless different ways to overcome any obstacle
  • Defeat large groups of enemies with careful planning and execution
  • Witness the glory of classic Wild West scenarios like frontier towns, mysterious swamps, sprawling modern cities, and many more
  • Choose between non-lethal and deadly attacks, stealth and blazing guns
  • Adjust the game to your playstyle with various difficulty settings and special replay challenges
  • The Showdown mode allows you to pause the game anytime and react to ambushes or surprise attacks

Available right now in Deluxe Edition flavour – or even a full-on Collector’s Edition if you’re awash with cash – Desperados III follows on from the classic tales of Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive from back in the day to deliver a story-driven affair that promises much. 

Want to know more? We’ve got a little Let’s Play running, which shows off the opening few sequences brilliantly. Failing that, the official launch trailer should sort you out.

Game Description:

Desperados III is a story-driven, hardcore tactical stealth game, set in a ruthless Wild West scenario. Play smart if you want to succeed. A good plan can make the difference between survival and finding yourself at the business end of a pistol. In this long-awaited prequel to the beloved classic Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, John Cooper will join forces with the runaway bride Kate, the shady hitman Doc McCoy, the giant trapper Hector, and Isabelle, a mysterious lady from New Orleans. On Cooper’s quest for redemption, his adventures lead him and his gang from rural towns, over swamps and riverbanks, and finally to a dramatic showdown worthy of Wild West legends. Drifter, gunslinger, and natural leader Cooper can kill quietly with a knife, or take out multiple foes with his revolvers. Strongman Hector carries a giant bear trap and can slay the toughest opponents with his trusty axe. Cold blooded bounty hunter McCoy likes to be methodical, using lures, knockout gas, poison syringes and a custom long-range pistol. Kate can fool almost any man with the right outfit, and kills discreetly with her hidden gun. And then there is this mysterious woman from New Orleans, Isabelle… Combine your team’s special skills to overcome each tough challenge in your own style. Plan your moves wisely and execute them perfectly in real time to sneak past your enemies while remaining undetected.

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