It looks like some kind of announcement about the Call of Juarez franchise is on tap. The Call of Juarez Facebook page recently updated for the first time in more than five years with new images that could point to an upcoming announcement.
The game’s Facebook page added a banner of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger main character Silas Greaves with the tagline “Legends never die.” Another image shows Greaves standing over a canyon with the quote, “I haven’t been here in many years. Name’s Silas Greaves.”
That is a direct quote from the opening cinematic of 2013’s Gunslinger, a digital only game that introduced players to the gunslinger himself, Greaves. This quote, along with the art that shows Gunslinger’s stylised approach, seems to suggest the announcement could be about a Gunslinger sequel or remaster. No official announcements have been made yet, however.
The Call of Juarez franchise has spanned four games so far. The entries have included Call of Juarez (2006), Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (2009), Call of Juarez: The Cartel (2011), and the previously mentioned Gunslinger (2013), all of which have been developed by Polish studio Techland and published by Ubisoft.
In April this year, Techland bought back the rights to Call of Juarez from Ubisoft. At the time, Techland did not say anything about its future plans, but buying the rights was a strong suggestion that the studio wanted to do more with the franchise.
With the exception of The Cartel, which was set in the modern day, the three other Call of Juarez games existed in the Western genre and took place in the 1800s. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest on whatever Techland might be teasing.
The next big Western is Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2, which launches on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is expected to be one of the year’s biggest games, with some projecting it to sell more than 15 million copies.