Western games are usually a rarity. It wasn’t until last year’s Red Dead Redemption that the genre was really brought to the masses. However, prior to that, gamers had the well-received Call of Juarez franchise from developer Techland to play whenever they felt like some gun-slinging western action. So, what does the developer and Ubisoft do during a period where it’s evident that there is a growing interest in western-themed games? They take the game to modern-day Mexico. This is initially worrying to fans of the series and the previous setting. In addition to this, the move to modern-day also seems to look like a missed-opportunity in terms of garnering more interest in the game. Gamers everywhere will find out if this risk really paid off come July 19th. For now let’s find out what’s been done to bring this franchise into the modern-day.