Independent publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment and development studio Ice Code Games today announced Hard West 2, the second part of their turn-based strategy role-playing title set in a supernatural Wild West. This new installment will go on sale this year on PC, although no specific release date has yet been confirmed or whether it will reach other platforms later as the original game did. It has also been confirmed that a closed beta will be held soon; those who want to participate can register through a form available on its official page.
“Get into the shoes of Gin Carter, a well-known outlaw famous for being as dangerous as the border itself,” begins the official description of the game in its steam pagewhere it is already possible to add it to the wish list and see its first trailer and images, also available in this news.
Fighting demons in the Wild West
As in the original Hard West, which will be released in 2015 for PC, this second part also offers us a mixture of XCOM and western, but with a supernatural twist: our gang of outlaws come together to rob the famous Ghost Train, which is rumored to be loaded with federal gold. However, as its name suggests, this train will take you to an uncharted wasteland where bullets and cowboys mix with spells and demons. During this adventure we will be able to explore this mysterious West, make decisions, unlock streaks, improve our team through a deck of cards…
In Vandal we were able to play the first Hard West at its release, at which point we noted in our review that it’s a tough game: “Hard West it’s hard. Even in its lowest difficulty, it will get on the nerves of more than one due to its save system and the fragility of our characters. But it will delight lovers of the genre and anyone looking for a challenge, which at its highest difficulty seems impossible even knowing the scenarios in advance”.