When one gets right down to it, there aren't a lot of notable Wild West-themed games currently, on any platform; it's a rather puzzling omission. In an industry that's absolutely obsessed at the moment with open world adventure games, one must wonder why more developers don't follow in the footsteps of titles such as Red Dead Redemption. The setting of a lawless, sand-covered world certainly doesn't lack potential and with effective world building, a diverse cast of likeable supporting characters and a unique gameplay hook, a potential hit is just waiting to be born. Nexis Games sees the value in this underutilised genre and is in the process of making its own effort at exploring the frontier.
Nexis Games has announced that it will be bringing A Cowboy's Tale to the Wii U in 2016. The possible misspelling of the title's name throughout the trailer and the reveal article already has us a little concerned, especially given the quality of the studio's only release to date, but nonetheless Nexis Games cannot be faulted for its ambitious goals. This will be a Western open world adventure game, with players assuming the role of a man on a quest for revenge after his family has been murdered. It appears that the game will be played from a first person perspective, though bear in mind that this video is captured from pre-alpha footage - it's being highlighted, also, as a project using the recently released Unity 5.
Indeed, this'll be a rather fascinating title to follow as it develops. In the meantime, you can look forward to UCraft, Nexis Games' clone of Minecraft, which will be releasing sometime this year.
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