Publisher Focus Entertainment and developer Flying Wild Hog have announced that the upcoming action game Evil West has been delayed from its initially planned September 20 release date to November 22 “to ensure that the game reaches its full potential.” The game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
— Focus Entertainment (@Focus_entmt) August 16, 2022
The full announcement regarding the delay via the companies can be seen below:
First of all, we would like to thank you for your continued support and patience for Evil West. We are overwhelmed by the incredible reception the game has gotten so far from our trailers and the demo some of you played at PAX East.
We are working our very best to achieve our vision of Evil West, and to meet your expectations. Evil West releases on five platforms, including multiple generations of consoles. Giving our game more polish is crucial to provide our players with not only good but also
lasting memories. That’s something that we’ve always pursued.
To ensure that the game reaches its full potential, we have made the decision to delay the worldwide launch of Evil West to November 22, 2022.
We understand that game delays may be frustrating, but it’s a necessary step to deliver the best experience to everyone.
Thank you again for your awesome support and dedication. It drives us forward and pushes us to create the weirdest, wildest western ride for all of you.
—Flying Wild Hog and Focus Entertainment
The game’s details can be seen below:
Evil never sleeps… but it bleeds.
A dark menace consumes the American frontier. As one of the last agents in a top-secret vampire-hunting institute, you are the final line between humanity and a deep-rooted terror that now emerges from the shadows. Rise up to become a Wild West Superhero, eradicate the vampire threat and save the United States!
In visceral, explosive combat, unleash hell with your firearms, lightning-fueled gauntlet and gadgets. Kill bloodthirsty monstrosities in style as a lone hunter or in co-op with a friend. Explore and fight in a narrative-driven campaign while upgrading your weapons and hunting tools. Unlock new perks to evolve your monster-slaying mastery, crafting your own playstyle to defeat the supernatural hordes.
Battle alone or with a friend in stylish, gory action combat.
Myths and legends retold within a stylized, weird wild west universe.
Evolve with perks, upgradable weapons, and tools.
Explore and fight through a story-driven campaign to save America.