WildStar dev video reveals interdimensional magic space cowboy, the Spellslinger

Wildstar Spellslinger

Given how many of WildStar's early trailers borrowed elements from both Firefly and Borderlands, the emergence of a magical space cowboy class shouldn't be much of a surprise. Also called the Spellslinger, that class is the focus of the latest DevSpeak update from the Carbine team. Don't worry, at no point does anybody say "howdy" or "pardner".

WildStar is a game that, up until now, I've been mildly looking forward to. Thanks to this video, it's a game I can finally picture playing. As anyone who's seen me in Guild Wars 2 can attest, pointlessly jumping, rolling and spinning about is my jam.

Previous WildStar videos have introduced the Warrior and Esper classes. The game is currently preparing for another closed beta run next month, ahead of its planned release in Spring 2014.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.