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El Hijo: A Wild West Tale

Platform(s): Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: HandyGames
Developer: Honig Studios
Release Date: Dec. 3, 2020

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'El Hijo' Now Called 'El Hijo: A Wild West Tale' And Unveils New Features - Trailer

by Rainier on June 15, 2020 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT

El Hijo: A Wild West Tale is a non-violent, spaghetti-western stealth game where the player takes the role of a six-year old boy, searching the Wild Wild West for his mother.

The journey begins when a farmer and her son El Hijo are attacked by bandits who raze their farm to the ground. The mother decides to leave El Hijo at a secluded monastery in order to protect him. However, El Hijo decides that the monastic life is not for him and decides to escape.

El Hijo is a non-violent stealth game. Violence is instead exchanged with the mischievous, playfulness of a young child. Shadowplay is in the core of the game and El Hijo will often have to hide.

Without needlessly adding new mechanics, the gameplay is extended naturally, as variations of existing mechanics are gradually introduced and then combined with each other to increase the challenge. These twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the varied, increasingly dangerous environments that El Hijo must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.

As a six-year old, El Hijo must always sneak past the dangers of his world. As he overcomes his challenges, he gains self-confidence and cunning and with it more schemes to get past his foes. On his journey he will find himself in a remote monastery, a harsh and unforgiving stretch of desert and a frontier town rife with crime and villainy.


Honig Studios and HandyGames have been busy polishing, adding, upgrading, and redesigning core elements of the game.

Tale will now feature 30 unique levels, several toys to distract and outsmart opponents, and a multitude of playfully tricky environmental puzzles. And who knows? You may even learn from whom you've inherited your sense of adventure...

El Hijo - A Wild West Tale will remain a non-violent stealth title, while focusing on exploration and strategy. Delve into a world full of monks, bandits and other desperadoes and make your way through deserts, monasteries, and boomtowns.

There’s no telling what will happen in this wild west tale!

Key Features:

  • Survive in the Wild West with the cleverness of a young hero
  • Explore dark monasteries, deserts and boomtowns in a spaghetti-western world
  • Merge with the shadows to hide from the lawless
  • Solve playfully tricky environmental puzzles
  • Use a playful arsenal of tactical toys to bypass and distract diverse desperadoes
  • Inspire other children to join you on the path to freedom
  • Enjoy the gripping storyline of a brave son searching for his mother

El Hijo is in development for PC/Mac (Steam) , PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, scheduled for release in 2020.


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