What is Desperados?
Desperados 3

Besides being what is called a "video game," you may be wondering, "just what is Desperados III?" Well thankfully, THQ Nordic realized that maybe not everyone is up on what this upcoming title may be. We know that it's a "real-time tactical stealth game," but that's certainly a confusing mouthful. A new trailer that was released May 20th aims to shed some light on Desperados and will perhaps get you interested ahead of the game's June 16 launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

This new trailer shows us all how view cones work, along with how the noise from gunfire, or sniffing guard dogs can determine how you approach a situation. You can also learn how you will be able to use the environment to your advantage.

In addition to the latest trailer, I have also taken the liberty of embedding the first episode of a developer diary series on Desperados III. They are already up to episode four with a new one coming out each Wednesday.

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About Desperados III
Desperados III is a story-driven, hardcore tactical stealth game, set in a ruthless Wild West scenario. 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.

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. Combine your team’s special skills to overcome each tough challenge in your own style.

  • Play 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