Evil West: Release Date, Latest News & Leaks

Horrific vampires, deadly zombies, and mystical creatures await in Flying Wild Hog's upcoming western-themed game, Evil West. You'll be surprised with everything this game has to offer in terms of setting and gameplay. We sure were!

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Jesse Rentier, the vampire-hunting cowboy in Evil West | @ Flying Wild Hog and Focus Entertainment

Are you craving another western but don’t know where to start? We’ve got the answers for you. Focus Entertainment and Flying Wild Hog are launching Evil West, an upcoming game that follows a vampire hunter-turned cowboy.

Nobody expected Focus Entertainment would announce Evil West, as Red Dead Redemption is one of the few games known for combining a western aesthetic with gothic horror. Fortunately, gameplay footage has been released, and we don't have to worry about these games being the same. They are entirely different, as Evil West leans towards the science-fiction and gothic horror. For instance, our main protagonist will kill undead vampires with lightning-based magical powers.

This description only begins to describe what Flying Wild Hog has developed, as Evil West looks to overcome all western-themed games. But will Flying Wild Hog and Focus Entertainment accomplish this goal? Let's find out.

Is Evil West Coming Out In 2022?

Focus Entertainment and Flying Wild Hog confirmed that Evil West is launching on September 20th, 2022. It won’t launch with any special editions, meaning that players will be required to spend EUR 49.99/GPB 39.99/CAD 64.99/USD 59.99 to purchase this game.

Fortunately, the prices for Evil West aren’t overwhelming when compared to AAA+ games like Horizon Forbidden West or The Last of Us Remake. This means we shouldn’t have any issues purchasing this game when it’s discounted, as the cost will be dramatically reduced. We’d recommend waiting for discount sales if you’re someone on a tight budget. Otherwise, this game should be experienced on day one.

Game Setting, Story, And Everything We Know About Evil West

As previously mentioned, Western America is being utilized as the game setting for Evil West. But that doesn’t mean we will be limited to travelling around the desert, as Flying Wild Hog has developed numerous locations into their upcoming game. For instance, the extended gameplay trailer revealed underground dungeons with Native American architecture.

These dungeons provide an entirely different atmosphere to Evil West, as the game stops feeling like a cowboy’s adventure & more like an experience in Gears of War. Fortunately for us, these environments are intermixed regularly throughout the campaign. This means you won’t be stuck in one location for an overwhelming time.

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Our protagonist, Jesse Rentier, walking away from the recent destruction of a local town. | @ Flying Wild Hog and Focus Entertainment

Exploration and combat are two defining features of Evil West. You’ll explore new locations that lead toward ancient beasts in the old west and what we believe to be the Yucatan Peninsula. Inside these archaic beasts will be numerous creatures that mean to do us harm. However, those creatures will seem insignificant in comparison to the boss battles.

We want to mention that you’ll have access to various combat mechanics. You can combine these combat mechanics to create incredible gameplay moments within Evil West, and we’re confident that this will become the defining feature of Flying Wild Hog’s upcoming game.

Will Evil West Have Multiplayer?

Flying Wild Hog and Focus Entertainment have confirmed that Evil West supports an online multiplayer mode. We haven’t seen any footage of this multiplayer mode, leading some to speculate if that feature has been abandoned.

We can confirm that co-op gameplay is supported and available to anyone that purchases this game, meaning that you can fight against vampires with your closest friends in Evil West, and we think that’s amazing.

Is Evil West Coming To Xbox Series X/S And PC?

Evil West is launching onto numerous consoles, including the Xbox Series X/S and PC. As previously mentioned, you can preorder this game now for EUR 49.99/GPB 39.99/CAD 64.99/USD 59.99. The additional consoles supported include:

  • PS5
  • PS4
  • Xbox One
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Jesse Rentier will locate runic-lightning magic to overcome his enemies in Evil West | @ Flying Wild Hog and Focus Entertainment

Anyone wanting to experience Evil West at 4K 60FPS must own an Xbox Series X/S, PC, or PlayStation5. Maintaining this frame rate on the last generation of consoles isn’t possible.

Is Evil West Part of The Game Pass On Xbox?

Unfortunately, there isn’t anything to suggest that Focus Entertainment is launching Evil West onto the Xbox Game Pass or PS+ Premium. This could mean direct purchases could be required on day one of launch. However, patient players could see Microsoft and Focus Entertainment launch Evil West onto the Game Pass.

We think it’d be financially wise for Focus Entertainment and Flying Wild Hog to launch Evil West onto the Xbox Game Pass. It would increase their user base of players while also maximizing the marketing opportunities of Evil West.

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Meet Edgar Gravenor, one of our helpful friends in Evil West. | @ Flying Wild Hog and Focus Entertainment

Remember, PlayStation could compete against Xbox for the acquisition of Evil West. If PlayStation succeeded in that acquisition, Evil West would become free for download on PS+ Premium and PS+ Extra.

Game Trailer

You’ll find the extended gameplay overview for Evil West down below. It’s an incredible trailer that simplifies everything we’ve discussed for you above. By the end of this gameplay overview, you’ll have everything you need to make an educated decision on Evil West. Will you purchase this game? Or avoid it entirely? Let’s find out.

Game System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

CategorySystem Requirement
Operating SystemWindows 10 & Windows 11 (64-Bit)
CPUIntel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
RAM8GB
Storage Space40GB
Hi-Rez Assets CacheTBC
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280
Video MemoryDirectX Compatible
Graphics DriverTBC

Recommended System Requirements

CategorySystem Requirement
Operating SystemWindows 10 & Windows 11 (64-Bit)
CPUIntel Core i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
RAM8GB
Storage Space40GB
Hi-Rez Assets CacheTBC
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 106 0/ AMD Radeon RX 480
Video MemoryDirectX Compatible
Graphics DriverTBC