Sammy Studios released a new trailer from its upcoming Vampire Western first person shooter, "Darkwatch." Set in a horrific interpretation of the Wild West, the game follows half-vampire Jericho Cross as he fights to reclaim his soul from the Vampire Lord that sired him.
The new trailer emphasizes the game's intense visual style and game play variety, including a brutal assortment of weapons and attacks honed to decimate the undead. Darkwatch is slated for release on the Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox in March 2005.
The debut title from Sammy Studios internal development, Darkwatch is a cinematic 1st person shooter (FPS) with an original premise blending Vampire-Horror and Western genres. They grind their enemies for fuel, fashion their skin into protective cloaks and create weapons designed to exterminate en masse, and they are the good guys. They are the Darkwatch, a vigilant strike-force that has protected man from evil incarnate since the dawn of civilization. Their newest and deadliest agent is Jericho Cross, an outlaw gunslinger pulled into their ranks by an unfortunate close encounter with a Vampire Lord. To save the West, and to retrieve his soul from the damned, Jericho must hunt down the vampire and destroy the evil minions he has unleashed on the American Frontier. "Darkwatch" promises to be a memorable entry into the FPS genre, inviting players to blast through a visually sensational depiction of a haunted Wild West with unique weapons, powerful assault vehicles, horse-mounted gun fighting and special vampire abilities.