September 29, 2022

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Raw Fury’s ‘West of Dead’ Open Beta Out Now

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A dark American Gothic journey through the Underworld

Love is for the living, but you are not alive, my friend! Welcome to Purgatory, the wild west inferno for the damned in West of Dead, the upcoming fast-paced, cover-based, twin-stick shooter. Starting today, you can check out the dark American gothic action of West of Dead with the game’s new limited-time open beta, live on Xbox One and Steam* through February 24.

West of Dead stars Ron Perlman (HellboySons of Anarchy, @perlmutations) as the voice of William Mason, a dead man awakened with only the memory of a figure in black, setting in motion a chain of events with truly mythic consequences. Evolving the twin-tick shooter genre by introducing unique tactical cover design, West of Dead throws you into the unknown, procedurally generated hunting grounds of Purgatory, where your skills will be put to the ultimate test. Shoot, dodge and slide through the hell-spawned filth of the underworld — and try not to die a second time.



West of Dead will battle for your soul when it launches later this year on Xbox One via Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The game is developed by Upstream Arcade, a UK-based studio founded by ex-Lionhead veteran developers and gatekeepers of the underworld Adam Langridge and Imkan Hayati, and published by Raw Fury. For more details, visit

*Steam gunslingers will need to play with a gamepad for this beta.