A recent postcard to a member of VG247 has all but confirmed the fact that Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is coming to Nintendo Switch. The most recent game in the Call of Juarez series was very different to its predecessors, but was better received because of it. Since the title was such a success, we’re pretty sure it would be perfect for Nintendo Switch.
First, let’s have a loot at the images that seem to indicate that Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is coming to the Switch.
As you can see, the images are pretty clear. There’s also the fact that the game was recently rated for Nintendo Switch to back up the news.
Why is Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Perfect for Nintendo Switch?
The Call of Juarez games were known as being fun shooters, but after The Cartel, many people began to try to forget the series as a whole. Bound by Blood was a shooter set in the wild west, and it was great fun while playing as either of the protagonists. However, in The Cartel it was clear that the game’s budget either ran out, or someone stepped in to rush the game out of the door at the last minute. The gameplay and story were awful, and several areas could be found where the same image was used as a poster in a long line throughout the level.
With Gunslinger, the series returned to the wild west, and won back the hearts of gamers around the world. The main story had an arcade feel to it, with players being rewarded for trick shots and most other things they could do, all of which revolved around killing bandits. The arcade mode saw players fight off against waves of enemies, and a duel mode added a few more modes to the overall game. The key to Gunslinger was the replayability. It was so easy to jump in and play a mission or two, and then drop out. However, you often found yourself playing for far longer than intended, just because the game was so much fun.
The Nintendo Switch is built for games that have small segments of fun gameplay. Mario Kart 8 for example, is a game that’s designed for players to dip in and out of races, and there are many other games with a similar feel to them, such as Morphies Law. Gunslinger’s cartoon-style graphics also lend themselves effortlessly to the range of silly shooters already available for the platform, but Gunslinger has a lot more substance than any of them.
There are many reasons that Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is perfect for Nintendo Switch, but the best is that Gunslinger was a fantastic game, and the Switch is a fantastic console. Currently there are games that offer elements of what Gunslinger brings to the table, but none of them combine it all into a short and enjoyable experience for players. We’ll know more on the 24th of October when whatever Techland has planned is finally revealed, but for now I’m pretty satisfied in the knowledge that one of the best games from the end of the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 era is coming to Nintendo Switch.