Weird West, the first game from WolfEye Studios, has set a release date for January 11, 2022.
The action RPG, set in a surreal version of America’s developing frontier, will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One consoles. Pre-orders are now available on Steam, and will grant players an in-game horse named Calamity. This horse doubles inventory size and will come with saddle bags stocked up with lockpicks, bandages, tools, and other items, as well as a Golden Ace of Spades upgrade token.
The announcement comes at the same time as a new video, which emphasizes the interactivity in Wild West’s world. WolfEye wants every item that looks to be interactive to work how you’d expect it to, and so many layers of simulation have been applied to cater to that. The video also reveals that there are five playable characters, each with their own storyline. One of those characters is bounty hunter Jane Bell, whose son has been killed and spouse abducted.
Weird West is a top-down RPG, described by the developers as an ‘immersive sim’, putting it in the same category as games like Dishonored and Prey. That’s no surprise considering WolfEye Studios was founded by Raphael Colantonio, the former founder of Arkane Studios. He set WolfEye up with fellow Arkane veteran Julien Roby.
Matt Purslow is IGN's UK News and Entertainment Writer.