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Looks like 'Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive' may be coming to Linux

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Another classic game may be coming to Linux, with hints of Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive recently popping up.

On SteamDB today was this entry:

 260739/name: Desperados - Wanted Dead or Alive LINUX
260739/config/oslist: linux

To be clear, this isn't confirmation of it coming. Sometimes games pop up indicating Linux support on SteamDB, but don't actually come.

The strategy game was originally released back in 2001 and it gained a Steam release in 2013 a few months after THQ Nordic (formerly Nordic Games) swallowed up some of Atari's IP, like this one. 

THQ Nordic have revived other games before, like Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy and Imperium Galactica II: Alliances which were updated with Linux support. So, it's certainly not out of the realm of possibility. Quite likely in fact, I would say.

Fans have previously asked for a HD remake, so it will be interesting to see what happens.

Game Features:

  • More than 20 enemies with different profiles, from the lazy and cowardly bandit, to the fearsome mercenary.
  • A team of 6 characters, each with their own very distinct characteristics, to manage in real time.
  • 25 different levels provide nail-biting intrigue, with cinematic transition scenes and landscapes that will take your breath away. Amazing artificial intelligence!
  • Each enemy is ranked on 10 different criteria, including intelligence, courage, marksmanship, resistance to alcohol, etc.
  • An array of different settings: day-time, night-time, storms, dusk, villages, ghost towns, fortresses, gold mines, saloons, prisons, boats 6 training levels to allow the player to really get into the story
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Eike 4 July 2018 at 2:49 pm UTC
I remember I was stuck back then at a level... before a mine or something?
Very good game, that is!
Eike 4 July 2018 at 2:53 pm UTC
Talking about classics...
Anybody knows if there's a chance for the Monkey Island 1 & 2 remasters?
Waaaaant!
abelthorne 4 July 2018 at 3:24 pm UTC
That's... unexpected. It would be cool, though, as the Windows version through Wine has a few game breaking issues.
hateball 4 July 2018 at 4:03 pm UTC
Very nice, I remember playing this many many years ago. Love these types of games. However... a new game or at least HD remake would have been even nicer
beko 4 July 2018 at 4:15 pm UTC
Oh.. I'd buy that again
Avehicle7887 4 July 2018 at 5:52 pm UTC
This brings memories.....

I remember when I was a kid my parents used to buy me those cereal boxes which included a CD, this game was one of them, it was labeled as a "mini-game" rather than a demo. About a year later I got the full game which I've had a lot of fun with.

I'd be happy to pay for a remastered version with Linux support.
x_wing 4 July 2018 at 6:03 pm UTC
The Commandos of the far west. Definitely will be part of my Steam library.
micha 4 July 2018 at 6:10 pm UTC
haha cool! a very good friend of mine worked on that game back then, can't wait to poke him about that :-D
Shmerl 4 July 2018 at 6:48 pm UTC
Nice, THQ Nordic is one of the Linux friendly publishers who also release DRM-free on GOG, so that would be a welcome addition.


Last edited by Shmerl at 4 July 2018 at 6:49 pm UTC
syxbit 4 July 2018 at 7:30 pm UTC
I loved this game (and commandos). Would definitely pick up.
I still need to play shadow tactics though. A real current gen equivalent.
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