Developer Techland today announced that the publishing rights for the popular Call of Juarez series have returned to the studio after its “successful partnership” with Ubisoft.
Celebrating the return of the series’ rights, the Dying Light developer has listed Call of Juarez: Gunslinger on Steam with a new discount of 33 percent. As a result, Gunslinger has dropped from its retail price of $14.99 (€12.49/£10.99) to $9.99 (€8.33/£7.33).
Techland says that news regarding the availability of other Call of Juarez titles on digital stores will be “shared at a later date.”
Described as a “tribute to Wild West stories,” Gunslinger puts players into the role of a ruthless bounty hunter known as Silas Greaves. Over the course of Gunslinger, players will cross paths with historic Wild West icons like Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and Jesse James.
The fourth and most recent entry in the Call of Juarez series, Gunslinger was announced in 2012 and released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2013.
Gunslinger received a four out of five in Hardcore Gamer’s review and was called “one of the best downloadable shooters on consoles and easily the best entry in the series.”
“Developed by Techland, the Call of Juarez series received a great reception and support from a huge community of players,” says Adam Lasoń, CPO at Techland. “As Techland Publishing moves forward as a leading publisher, we are delighted to welcome Call of Juarez: Gunslinger to our publishing division.
“We would like to thank Ubisoft for its incredible work publishing the Call of Juarez games. We’ll continue the great efforts of Ubisoft and support the fans of the Call of Juarez universe in the same dutiful and passionate way.”