Desperados 3 official artwork and logo

[Update #2]: Desperados 3 has now arrived, and so far the reception is immensely positive!

[Update]: Desperados 3 now has a free demo available, and it's quite a lengthy one!

Despite knowing very little about Shadow Tactics going in, it quickly became one of my favorite games of the year. As it turns out, Shadow Tactics is not only a worthy successor to the commandos series, but also a damn good real-time strategy game in its own right!

As such, I'm delighted to say that Mimimi Games, the studio behind Shadow Tactics, will soon be releasing yet another character-based strategy game - Desperados 3. And when I say soon, I really mean that as Desperados 3 will be coming to PC and consoles this June 16.

Much like Shadow Tactics that came before it, Desperados 3 will feature five unique characters, each with a very niche yet powerful set of skills. In order to succeed in the various missions you'll need to carefully plan your approach, combine abilities in order to disable enemies without them raising an alarm, and once you're confident enough, launch multiple attacks at the same time to overwhelm any sort of opposition.

You can get a pretty good idea of what this might look like in gameplay terms through one of the recent character trailers featuring the gunslinger John Cooper. Have a gander:

To learn more about Desperados 3, as well as keep up with any future updates, you should head on over to the official website.