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Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures. Journey through the story of a group of atypical heroes, written into legend by the decisions you make in an unforgiving land. Each journey is unique and tailored to the actions taken - a series of high stakes adventures where everything counts and the world reacts to the choices you make. Form a posse or venture forth alone into an otherworldly confines of the Weird West and make each legend your own.

Weird West: Dark Fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures, each playing with their own rules and their own peculiar motives.

Intertwined Destinies: Discover the world through origin stories of different characters, moving from one character's journey to the next until all converge in a final chapter.

Bespoke Experience: Each playthrough is unique as the game tailors the story to the player's actions and past choices for an ideal dramatic arc.

Immersive Sim: Weird West supports different styles of play in a simulated sandbox world where characters, factions, and even places react to a player's decisions.

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Weird West, a dark fantasy RPG aiming putting a unique take on the usual wild western setting, will soon feature modding support powered by mod.io. Read on to learn more about Weird West and how mod.io will support a new set of community creators!

Weird West is another creative title from publisher Devolver Digital, developed by WolfEye games (for whom this is their debut title). The studio is headed by a pair of ex-Arkane development leaders, and this rubs off on Weird West which shoots for an immersive RPG with an emphasis on player expression and - as is customary for Arkane titles as well - style.

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Weird West takes the usual western locale and turns it on its head

Weird West lives up to its name with a classical cowboy gunslingers setting, crossed with a dark fantasy spin. Sheriffs and outlaws alike must learn to respect the creatures of the night and take care never to turn their back in unfamiliar territory. The story places a heavy basis on player choice, reportedly changing the world as you play and presenting new paths to take that may lead to a very different outcome for the story. It's self-described as an immersive sim, too, with a world that moves beyond your gaze and characters that have their own choices to make.

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With a top-down perspective, the game ensures players are
always thinking tactically before an engagement

Immersive sims rely on the many interacting systems and mechanics to flesh out their world, producing a landscape of characters that seem realistic even in fantastical circumstances. Player choice is paramount in shaping this world, and indeed, one of the best ways players can shape the worlds of countless games is through modding. Thanks to integration with mod.io, Weird West will soon allow players this extra degree of freedom too.

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Weird West plays like a classic RPG whilst mixing
in immersive sim elements for an alive - and deadly - world

Testing is still underway and as of yet no date has been given for the modding support, but the example mods worked on so far include cosmetic mods, changes to core mechanics, and even modifications to existing characters to change their place in the narrative. Even within those bounds the room for player expression is great, but as time goes on, more capabilities might be put into the hands of creators.

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The world is freely explorable, though as this is an RPG,
players should be careful about jumping too far ahead!

Sitting at Mostly Positive on Steam, Weird West had a little bit of a shaky start but in recent times has received a Very Positive rating after updates solidified the game's position as a standout and unique title. Mod support can only grow this successful rebalancing act and push Weird West to the next level. If digging into this dark fantasy sounds appealing, the game is currently available for £30.99 GBP/$39.99 USD, with a free demo available to try before you get started.

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