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Blood West

Platform(s): PC
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Hyperstrange
Developer: Hyperstrange
Release Date: Dec. 5, 2023

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'Blood West' Partners With Rock Band Ghoultown For Music Video - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. PST

Blood West is a survival-horror FPS where you explore twisted wild west environments, scavenge for supplies, hunt deadly monstrosities, and gain power to face terrifying bosses.

In "Blood West," players step into the shoes of a lone gunslinger brought back to life by powerful spirits. Set against the backdrop of the Wild West, this dark and gripping adventure requires players to navigate treacherous landscapes, confront formidable adversaries, and build an arsenal in order to survive. Facing twisted demons and eldritch horrors is the only way to end the curse that has befallen the frontier.

Blood West is an immersive Wild West FPS where, as a revenant desperado, you take on the twisted demons and eldritch horrors, while you search for the means to end the curse that has befallen the frontier, and maybe find some peace for your wicked soul. One quest after another, the spirits of the land will lead you towards even greater challenges. And whatever your path may be - things will get rough. 

But, it’s not all about who has the biggest, baddest weapons – in the shadows of the Wild West, cunning and stealth are important allies. Players must master the art of the silent strike, silently stalking enemies through moonlit landscapes, carefully selecting targets and defeating foes without a whisper. In addition to mastering stealth skills, players must adapt their strategies, explore alternative approaches, and think on their feet to overcome threats. 

With its intense combat, gripping storyline, and stunning visuals, "Blood West" promises to deliver an unforgettable gaming experience

Take back the frontier, gunslinger! For hell is empty and all the devils are here!

Hyperstrange pride themselves for having heavy metal embedded deep in their DNA, as proven many times since their debut, a "Metal Action Fantasy Slasher" ELDERBORN.

Bringing their wild west horror stealth shooter Blood West out of Early Access, they team up with Ghoultown, an American viral rock band, and the multi animation award winning Smile Studios to create the song and the music video "I Am The Undead". A western heavy metal ballad  about one gunslinger's eternal damnation.

In this new video, the revenant gunslinger ventures into the abandoned Ghoultown, a hell-ridden nightmare despite the welcome sign in view, enjoying a sip of drink before all breaks loose. The music band Ghoultown (American rock band from Dallas, Texas, formed in 1999), combining elements of rock, metal, and Western, take us on a cowpunk journey through the fights and killings of the undead gunslinger, blood and guts spilling after every shot, with our protagonist falling horribly to the overwhelming odds, only to awaken once again and walking back into the punishment. 

Ghoultown consists of singer and guitarist Count Lyle, guitarist Jake Middlefinger, guitarist Lizard Lazario, bassist Santi, drummer Dalton Black, and trumpetist Randy Graham, and they all treat us to their performance in their ghost shapes of a fully original new song composed by them for Blood West. Both a tribute and a celebration of the game, ‘I Am The Undead’ captures the bizarre nature of a cursed gunman roaming through the old wild west in a murdering rampage of horrifying monsters, and as the game does as well, the fun of it all.

Key Features:

  • Challenging FPS combat: Thrilling gunfights and heart-stopping battles against ruthless outlaws, rival gunslingers, and supernatural creatures. Players must master a variety of weapons and skills to overcome enemies.
  • Stealth mechanics awarding caution: A true gunslinger knows that the element of surprise is priceless. The quietest hunters are often the deadliest, and the ability to successfully eliminate foes swiftly and silently is necessary for survival.
  • Trait-based character progression: As players progress through the game, they collect skill points and gather artifacts that can be used to unlock new strengths and abilities to benefit their character. But, in the cursed world of Blood West, negative traits play a role as well. Each time the player dies, negative traits are accumulated and require action to reverse or negate the newly acquired negative traits.
  • Unusual and exciting enemies: Enemies are not only a physical threat, but present players with a challenge to think creatively. Whether it’s figuring out how to deal with bugmen who scurry away to alert all nearby enemies, finding the right ammo to harm ghosts, or learning the vulnerabilities of undead alligators – the challenge of each enemy makes each confrontation an intense and memorable experience.
  • Non-linear immersive gameplay: The ability to carve a unique path through the Wild West, and choose which quest to pursue next, provides players with an unforgettable, captivating, and empowering experience.

Currently available through Steam Early Access, Blood West is coming to PC (Steam) on December 5, 2023.

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