Although we didn't include it in our initial roundup of 50 games to look forward to on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in 2023, we're definitely still keeping a very close eye on Wanted: Dead. The game releases in just over a month on February 14th, and based on what we've seen so far, it looks like a fun time.
The game is being advertised as "from the makers of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive", as there are former developers from both those franchises on the team, so there are hopes that this could be a highlight of the early 2023 lineup.
So, what's it about? Basically, as you can see in the new combat trailer above, Wanted: Dead takes the form of a hybrid slasher/shooter game, where you'll play as a Hong Kong cop as you attempt to "plow through mercenaries, gang members and private military contractors in a spectacular cyberpunk adventure."
Wanted: Dead is now available for pre-order on the Xbox Store at a price of £49.99 / $59.99, and it supports Smart Delivery across the Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S versions. You'll find more details below!
"Wanted: Dead is a new hybrid slasher/shooter from the makers of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive. The game follows a week in life of the Zombie Unit, an elite Hong Kong police squad on a mission to uncover a major corporate conspiracy. Play as Lt. Hannah Stone, a hardboiled Hong Kong cop, and plow through mercenaries, gang members and private military contractors in a spectacular cyberpunk adventure."