Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Announced, Available March 2013
Publisher Electronic Arts has officially announced the next iteration in the Army of Two franchise, Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel. It’s slated for release on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March 2013, and will run on the increasingly-popular Frostbite 2 engine.
Visceral Games is currently on the project, one that involves a narrative surrounding two new characters, Alpha and Bravo as they explore the streets of Mexico under orders from Tactical Worldwide Operations (T.W.O.).
Their mission in The Devil’s Cartel “drops them in the middle of a drug war conflict for an assignment full of corruption and deceit”.
Contrary to popular belief and Internet rumors galore, this new game will not implement four-player co-op. It will, as with past titles, focus on “intense” online and split-screen cooperative action for two partners.
“We wanted to refresh the Army of Two franchise for a new generation of action gamers, and at the same time, stay true to the core concept that really made the first two games fan favourites,” said Julian Beak, executive producer at Visceral Games.
“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 of Visceral, also mentioned:
”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.”
Again, the game will release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March 2013.
[via Video Gamer]