A surprise, but a welcome one. I was one of the few reviewers who really enjoyed the ragged-but-enthusiastic Call of Juarez. And it appears that Techland (Ex-Chrome) are getting a second chance in Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood. Very few details are around yet, bar that it's a prequel, you can play both brothers (hopefully keeping the dual-play structure of the first game) and it ranges between Aztec Ruins in South America and Civil-War era Georgia. We presume that means the American one, rather than the ex-Soviet one (Though that'd be one hell of a twist). Which Ex-Soviet states would you like to see a cowboy game set, readers? And while you think, you'll find the press release beneath the cut.
DEVELOPMENT OF CALL OF JUAREZTM: BOUND IN BLOOD
New Game is a Prequel to the Successful Wild West Shooter
UK, London – January 13th, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced that it will publish Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in 2009. Ubisoft is again teaming with Techland to develop Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, a prequel to the action shooter Call of Juarez™.
“Call of Juarez was well received by gamers and critics,” said John Parkes, Marketing Director at Ubisoft EMEA. “We’re confident this new collaboration with Techland will bring an even bigger and better adventure to fans of shooters and the lawless Wild West.”
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness.