Hello everybody, I’m Tomasz from Flying Wild Hog, Lead Producer on Evil West, our bizarre west, third-person, motion fight journey recreation now out there for Xbox One and Xbox Collection X|S. At present, I’d prefer to dive into the distinctive world we’ve created for Evil West, and let you know about what impressed the temper, environments, and artwork in our gothic horror, spaghetti western joyride.
Bizarre West is kind of a distinct segment style in video games, so we have been actually enthusiastic about all of the unexplored territory right here. We’ve been impressed by works which take established tropes and put very fascinating spins on them. Take Mike Mignola’s “Hellboy” comedian for instance, which takes gothic parts and makes them lighter with a laid-back predominant character.
Brian Azzarello’s “Moonshine” comedian does the same factor, mixing vampire tropes with actual historical past to nice impact. One other nice instance is Netflix’s “Castlevania” collection, the place the monster hunter occupation is forged in a distinct mild by very human and weak characters.
In Evil West, we uproot European vampires and plant them within the outdated American West. As soon as we did that, a lot of the world grew naturally, and we simply needed to observe the weeds of our inventive guts taking us into stunning, darkish, and surprising locations. The vampires in Evil West have found a brand new and harmful energy, and now the wild west should progress or perish. The response is the lightning-powered gauntlet, developed by the vampire-hunting Rentier Institute, a software each brutal and stylish.
The gauntlet match completely each by way of setting and gameplay; the vampire hunters bought one thing new towards the rising menace, and now we had an superior lightning-powered melee-centric weapon to create combo-based, fast-paced fight with a spectacular, gory presentation. Plus all of the weapons, after all, can’t overlook in regards to the weapons! Shotgun, rifle, and flamethrower, to call just a few.
The Wild West means extra than simply the standard rocky deserts and canyons although. In our weirder Wild West, the sundown paints the panorama blood crimson and stretching shadows mingle with crawling monstrosities. Gaunt figures carry out darkish rituals in deserted shacks whereas creatures from folklore stalk the twilight.
We’ve got all kinds of iconic Wild West-inspired areas which have been twisted with darkish horror: from trains to banks, desert cities to snowy mountains, and past that, gaping subterranean tombs, smoke-choked industrial factories, and extra.
It was additionally vital for us to ramp up the stakes and scale of the areas as you progress, with some actually mind-blowing levels for the grand finale. The dusty desert border city is a superb place for us to begin, however even this location has been twisted to some extent.
To attain the temper we needed by way of artwork route, we did a number of bending of actuality. We would like it to be acquainted sufficient to acknowledge, however with one thing that also feels totally different. For instance, to create a extra gothic, twisted temper for our wild west cities, we added one or two additional flooring to many of the buildings, together with extra balconies and stairways. It makes the buildings appear to loom over you, whereas nonetheless resembling the standard western frontier cities you’ve seen in your favourite motion pictures.
We hope you’ve loved this dip into the world of Evil West, and what impressed it. The entire staff has labored tremendous arduous on nailing the sport’s really feel and elegance. I can’t anticipate you all to punch your first vampire in half. It’s going to be one hell of a journey!
Evil West is developed by Flying Wild Hog and printed by Focus Leisure. It’s now out there on Xbox Collection X|S and Xbox One.
Evil by no means sleeps… but it surely bleeds.
A darkish menace consumes the American frontier. As one of many final brokers in a high secret vampire-hunting institute, you’re the remaining line between humanity and a deep-rooted terror that now emerges from the shadows. Rise as much as develop into a Wild West Superhero, eradicate the vampire menace and save the USA!
In visceral, explosive fight, unleash hell along with your firearms, lightning-fueled gauntlet and devices. Kill bloodthirsty monstrosities in fashion as a lone hunter or in co-op with a good friend. Discover and battle in a narrative-driven marketing campaign whereas upgrading your weapons and searching instruments. Unlock new perks to evolve your monster-slaying mastery, crafting your individual playstyle to defeat the supernatural hordes.
• Battle alone or with a good friend in trendy, gory motion fight
• Myths and legends retold inside a stylised, bizarre wild west universe
• Evolve with perks, upgradable weapons, and instruments
• Discover and battle via a story-driven marketing campaign to save lots of America