You are Jericho Cross, an outlaw who finds himself tangled up with the Darkwatch organization after a botched train robbery. After finding a casket which he believes is filled with gold, Jericho unwillingly lets loose the lord of all vampires, whom the Darkwatch group has finally managed to capture after a 200-year hunt. His encounter with the vampire lord brings in the game?s supernatural twist. Jericho is transformed into a half-human, half-vampire, giving him a set of vampire-enhanced powers to go along with his quick-draw skills. As usual, power comes with a catch, leaving Jericho susceptible to frenzied thirsts for blood.
Rather than killing him, the Darkwatch decide that Jericho?s new abilities may be of use to them. Though Jericho himself is a creature of the night, the Darkwatch group brings him into the group to fight the forces of darkness, making him the Wild West version of ?Buffy the Vampire Slayer,? only he doesn?t look nearly as good in tight black leather. In return for his help, the Darkwatch promise to provide him with a life-saving serum.