Hard West 2 Pc

It’s been seven years, but fans of the Western-themed RTS Hard West will have their long wait rewarded. Hard West 2 has been announced today by Good Shepard Entertainment and Ice Cold Games, and it’s heading to PC later this year. Along with the announcement, we even received a reveal trailer showcasing a bit of gameplay. It’s looking like more of what RTS fans enjoyed with the 2015 original.

Hard West 2 is bringing a star-studded cast when saddles up to PC this year. Kevin Conroy, the one and true Batman, is lending his voice to the game. It also includes Darien Sills-Evans (Days Gone) and Adam Gifford (The Colony). The musical score is composed by Jason Graves, whose work includes Tomb Raider and Dead Space. Deadlands writer Matt Forbeck is co-writing the story.

 

There are a lot of positive elements in the game beyond the cast and creators. Much like the original, Hard West 2 mashes up classic Western tropes with a dash of the supernatural. It all starts with the rumor of a ghost train laden with gold, except this time not all the legends are legends.

“Now [protagonist, Gin Carter] must lead a posse of strange outlaws and chase down the Devil across a land touched by darkness, battling forces both living and undead,” reads the story description for the game.

Hard-shootin’, hard-fightin’

Like the first game, Hard West 2 is a strategy-focused game where tactics are key. You take turns positioning your team against enemy combatants also vying for cover and a good 98% chance to shoot but still miss. According to the press release, “combat happens in dynamically shifting environments, keeping your brain as busy as your trigger finger.”

It has certainly been a long time since Hard West has been in the headlines. Other than a 2018 Switch port, we last heard of the game back in 2015 when our own Tim McDonald reviewed it. You can check out what he said as a refresher, so long as you can get past his Spaghetti-Western flavored opener. Nice one, Tim.

Hard West 2 saddles up for a PC release later in 2022.

Cameron Woolsey
Cam has been shooting for high scores since his days playing on the Atari 2600. Proud member of the Blue Team during the first console war, and has more Sonic paraphernalia than he cares to admit.

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