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‘Wild Guns Reloaded’ Drops a Huge Helping of Nostalgia with a Side of Dachshunds

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chris-littlechild - August 1, 2016

    As you savvy Ego-gamers-about-town will be aware, we live in the age of the remake. The remaster. The reboot. When you’re low on ideas in the gaming world, what do you do? You cruise back through the archives to resurrect something that did well last time around.  

These cheeky buggers have made millions from our collective nostalgia. Oftentimes, they do it the goddamn easiest way possible, by beefing up the textures of an older title a little and dropping it on current gen systems. How many of these recent HD remasters have actually ‘remastered’ the original in any meaningful way? Slim to eff all, that’s how many.

Remember the GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil? That was a thing of beauty, right there, a shining example of how to get your shit together and do this stuff right. They rebuilt the game from the ground up, rerecorded some of the original wanktastic 1996 voice acting, all of that good stuff. That version released in 2002, and there hasn’t been a remake to match it since.

All of that said, though, there’s one thing the upcoming Wild Guns Reloaded knows that REmake never did: Everything’s better with dachshunds in.

For the uninitiated, Wild Guns is a cult classic Western shooting gallery affair, released on the SNES in 1994. It had a nutty steampunk/sci-fi vibe going on, and that’s really something we can all get on board with. Worth another lease of life, I’m sure, which is why a PS4 remake is on the way later this year. Wild Guns Reloaded, for once, adds all kinds of things; all-new characters, stages, modes and such.

All you really need to know is that there’ll be a playable dachshund with lil’ drones that shoot for him. If you’re still not sold yet, check this out:

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