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Call of Juarez

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Techland

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'Call of Juarez' - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2005 @ 11:11 a.m. PST

Call of Juarez's unique plot is located 19th century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure reflex shooting. Fast paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding and memorable locations together with top notch graphics and climatic soundtrack will immerse both casual and hardcore players in the attractive well known world of western movies.

Get the Call of Juarez trailer off WP (56mb)

Call of Juarez is an epic adventure western themed FPP game. The game features fast paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, mounted combat and stealth actions in memorable locations set after Western movies. Emergent gameplay based on accurate simulation of not only rigid bodies and rag-dolls but also liquids, gases, fire and smoke makes the gameplay innovative and non-linear.

The plot exploits emotional and psychological aspect of the link between the two main characters, runaway agile and smart Billy who tends to avoid direct combat and Reverend Ray – strong and ruthless gunman bringing God’s Justice to lawless and brutal world of 19th century’s USA and Mexico borderland.

In Call of Juarez players will alternatively assume the roles of two distinct, antagonistic characters – the chaser and the runaway, the hunter and the game.

The brawler Billy, called the Candle because of his characteristic medallion, runs away from home after another fight with his hated stepfather Thomas. After two years of wandering around the world, Billy decides to go back to his home, located near the town Hope. On the day Billy comes back to the town shots are heard on his parents’ farm. At that time Billy's stepfather's brother, reverend Ray but former gunfighter, is on his way to the farm. The vicar learned about the shots in the area of Thomas' house from one of town occupants. Once he gets to the location, he spots the dead maltreated bodies, the boy holding a bloodstained whip and a sign on the wall written with blood that reads – 'Call of Juarez.'. Billy, petrified to see the reverend, runs away. Ray, mindful of constant struggles between the stepson and the stepfather, assumes that the raging boy killed his parents. The reverend swears to take revenge, and sets to chase the murderer and do justice on his own... just like he used to do back in the day, when he was a gunman.

Features:

  • Serious approach to the Wild West theme and detailed reconstruction of the character and visuals of that times.
  • The use of physics and innovative simulation of fire, liquids, dust, smokes and gases to construct emergent gameplay.
  • State of the art graphics making use of the top technology graphics cards features on todays cards.
  • Playing 2 distinct characters with different abilities and different gameplay.
  • Horseback riding and saddle shooting, gunfighter duels.
  • Using the whip to fight, move objects and move the player’s character.
  • Legendary weapons form the Gold Fever era and full akimbo mode for the hands on approach.
  • Exhilarating storyline with full of twists and turns in this exciting Western Genre.

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