It’s been quite some time since we last heard news of Wild West tactical stealth sequel Desperados 3, with it even managing to sail passed its original 2019 release window without a peep. The silence is now broken, however, and publisher THQ Nordic has confirmed that Desperados 3 will now come to PC and consoles sometime this summer.
Desperados started all the way back in 2001, offering a cowboy-themed slab of squad-based real-time tactical action, that played similarly to the much-loved Commandos series. Desperados 3 (actually a prequel to the original game) arrives well over a decade after Desperados 2: Cooper’s Revenge, and is being handled by Mimimi Games – the developer behind 2016’s hugely enjoyable, and mechanically similar, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun.
When we last heard from Desperados 3, THQ Nordic was introducing one of the game’s numerous playable characters, cat-shepherding voodoo practitioner Isabelle Moreau, and today’s release date news is accompanied by a similar reveal.