Press release:
Berlin, Germany / Giebelstadt, Germany, December 3rd, 2020:
The international publisher of video games HandyGames and the Mexico-based indie games studio Honig Studios are today very proud and pleased to announce that their spaghetti-western stealth/strategy/adventure game “El Hijo – A Wild West Tale” is now available for PC (via Steam and GOG) and Stadia.

El Hijo – A Wild West Tale will be released today on Steam, Google Stadia, and GOG and is priced at $19.99, €19.99, £17.99.

The boy with the slingshot. A young child, full of hope. A trickster, as smart as he is. Inspiring all children of the West.

Challenging his fate, he sneaks through the darkest places, exposing himself to wild dangers and adventures – only to finally be reunited with his mother after tragedy struck and the young family got separated.

With tricky puzzles, shady monks, and dancing cowboys, playing through this gloomy, yet wholesome, adventure is a lot of fun. But what happens if a diversion fails and your fireworks hit the pecking chicken instead of an opponent? Find out for yourself and discover the Wild, Wild West.

Sit down and buckle up for a fantastic stealth adventure.

El Hijo – A Wild West Tale is a non-violent game and an engaging story of an adventurous child looking for his mother. The child sneaks past different sorts of suspicious outlaws in a series of diverse western settings.
Instead of violence, the child’s imaginative playfulness is used with the help of his toys, which serve to distract his “opponents”.

Using the shadows to his advantage is a core element of the game, as the young hero will often have to hide. Various twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the challenging and increasingly dangerous environments that the 6-year-old must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.

About El Hijo – A Wild West Tale:

Awarded “Best Indie Game of Gamescom 2019”, El Hijo is a non-violent stealth game featuring meticulously hand-crafted levels guiding you through the story in a coherent flow, introducing challenges and threats from your surroundings, and helping you understand how to overcome them. Use the weapons of a child, toys, and mischief to deceive your adversaries and inspire other children to revolt against the ongoing injustice. Find your way out and uncover a conspiracy with roots far deeper than anyone could have imagined.

Features:

Survive the Wild West with the cleverness of a young hero
Explore dark monasteries, deserts, and frontier towns in a spaghetti-western world
Merge with the shadows to hide from your adversaries
Solve playfully tricky environmental puzzles
Use a fun arsenal of tactical toys to bypass and distract diverse opponent types
Inspire other children to find the path to freedom
Enjoy the gripping storyline of a brave son searching for his mother

About HandyGames

HandyGames™ is part of the THQ Nordic and Embracer Group family and operates as an international publisher for mid-sized projects and developers for a worldwide audience.

The focus lies on creating and publishing games for current gen consoles like PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X or Nintendo Switch™ as well as games for Steam and many other PC gaming distribution channels. HandyGames™ produces titles for new innovative gaming platforms, for example VR (Virtual Reality) on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR, but also offers games of all kind of genres for Android smartphones and tablets, Apple iPhones, iPads and many other mobile and smart devices.

As a games company and that is truly passionate about gaming, we always strive for gameplay innovation. We received the German Developer Award as “Best German Game Studio” in 2015 and produced and published award-winning games of virtually every video gaming genre imaginable for a diverse range of audiences and gameplay styles. One example is “Townsmen VR” which was awarded with the German Games Award 2018 in the category “Best Game Design”.

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