I just noticed that while there are many games where we fight demons and monsters, there aren’t many games that focus on Van Helsing, one of the most famous monster hunters in fiction. There was the Hugh Jackman Van Helsing game adaptation in 2004 and the 2013’s The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Diablo-like hack-and-slash. But I think those are it? Well, if you like the idea of being a gun-totting, cowboy-hat-wearing badass that fights demons, then you should keep an eye on Evil West. Focus Entertainment and Flying Wild Hog just released a trailer for Evil West at The Game Awards 2021 and it looks pretty cool.
Evil West is described as a “thunder-packed” fast-paced, visceral third-person combat action game. As one of the last agents in a top-secret vampire-hunting institute, armed with a lightning-fueled gauntlet and a variety of firearms, you have to blast your way through a variety of Weird Western locations to eradicate the vampire threat and save the United States. The game is planned to be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC via Steam sometime in 2022. Evil West also features a co-op mode, so check the gameplay trailer below.
If you have never heard of Flying Wild Hog before, it is known as the developer of the Shadow Warrior remake and its sequel and cyberpunk horde shooter Hard Reset. Focus Entertainment is the publisher of many fan-favorite, smaller indie titles such as Snowrunner, Insurgency: Sandstorm, and several Warhammer 40K games like Battlefleet Gothic II, Space Hulk: Deathwing, and Necromunda: Hired Guns. The Evil West store page is already up on Steam and you can put the game into your wishlist. Stay tuned at The Nerd Stash for more news about Evil West, The Game Awards 2021, and any new nerd updates in the future.