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Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel takes you to Mexico

Submitted by on Friday, 3 August 2012No Comment

EA have kept the Army of Two series under wraps since it’s last game, The 40th Day, was released in early 2010 but have announced that fans will see another game, The Devil’s Cartel, as EA are aiming for it to be on store shelves by March 2013.

Visceral Games, developers of the Dead Space and Dante’s Inferno series’, will be bringing us the game and have taken over from EA Montreal creating it. We have faith that Visceral Games will put a fresh, unique take on it and that it will stand up against the ever-growing list of games coming out early next year.

Main character duo Rios and Salem are being shafted in favour of newcomers Alpha and Bravo. The characters played a big part in the success of the previous games and so hopefully the new duo are just as likable, funny and in touch with their bro-to-bro relationship as our older heroes were. The new partners will be resolving a drug war in Mexico with a varied array of fist bumps, intense games of rock paper scissors and through setting up elaborate plans to infiltrate enemy bases to then decide to just run in all guns a blazin’ instead.

EA have promised that The Devil’s Cartel will offer:

a deeper and more advanced upgrade and customisation system,

and Julian Beak, the Executive Producer at Visceral Games, has added that:

With meaningful, seamless co-op gameplay at its core and explosive new tag-team features, gamers will have to work together tactically and strategically as they push through a city dominated by one of Mexico’s deadliest drug cartels.

Steve Papoutsis, General Manager, notes what he’d like the team to bring to the series:

Our goal with Army of Two The Devil’s Cartel is to apply our key design principles – immersive, challenging gameplay, intense narrative and focus on quality – to help improve a franchise we feel has always had a lot of potential.

The Army of Two games have captivated players and are always at the top of the list of games to mention when somebody asks you to recommend a tactical, co-operative, third-person shooter and hopefully Visceral Games are able to breathe new life in to a series that has gone slightly stale.

Are you looking forward to the new installment? Let us know in the comments below.