The original Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive (2001) was a very good stealth game, heavily-inspired by Commandos and its sequel but also doing its own thing. Spellbound Entertainment made an entertaining game starring grizzled hero John Cooper. Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge (2006) was rushed out by the publisher before it was ready and was not a very good game. The developers made an unofficial third game, John Cooper: Helldorado (2007) (as they didn't have the rights to the Desperados name) before the company was dissolved.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun was an underrated masterpiece of a game, so the same developers working on a similar game is great news, although it's a bit of a shame that they couldn't keep using their Shadow Tactics brand name.
Despearados 3 will be released in 2019.