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Call of Juarez: The Cartel announced for “summer”

Monday, 7th February 2011 17:04 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Ubisoft just announced the next in the Call of Juarez series. Shock of the century: it’s set in the “modern Wild West”.

The first game. Call of Juarez isn’t in Kansas
any more.

The third game in the series has been developed by Techland “for next generation consoles and Windows PC”.

The game is “a first-person shooter with an immersive and mature story,” apparently.

“Players can expect to embark on a journey like no other – one that will take them from the heart of modern day Los Angeles, California to Juarez, Mexico.”

Adding to the announcement, Ubisoft’s Caroline Stevens said: “Call of Juarez The Cartel is an action-packed shooter game with a strong story, interesting characters and a wide variety of gameplay options.

“The game will bring the best elements of the Wild West into modern times with a very gritty and relevant plot.”

The Western-themed Call of Juarez first released for PC in 2006, and was ported to 360 in June, 2007.

Its prequel, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, was released in 2009.#

Check out The Cartel announcement on the IP’s official Facebook page. It’s managed to land itself an EGM cover, as you can see there.

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  1. freedoms_stain

    How are they going to Shoe-horn Reverend Ray into this one? Zombie Reverend Ray?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Aimless

    I freely admit to not really having played the series, but doesn’t plopping it into the modern day completely undermine the games’ USP?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Suikoden Fan

    i found both previous games boring, story wise i found bib extra boring as if you completed the first game 80% of bib story is told in the first game so i knew what was going to happen from the start.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Hybridpsycho

    No Co-op? Again?
    Last game was basically made for Co-op :/

    #4 3 years ago
  5. back_up

    do want
    Bound in Blood was fantastic

    #5 3 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    Call of Juarez: Modern Cowboy?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. naffgeek

    loved bound in blood but ‘Modern Times’, Surely after Red Dead they should capitalise on the expanded audience?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    wtf? O___o

    another one was made?

    WTF!?!! O___O

    It’s MODERN DAY!!??

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Stardog

    Is it April 1st???

    Their engines are nice, but the gameplay of their games is usually b-rate.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    I enjoyed the first one quite a bit, and for some reason disliked BiB alot. The shooting didn’t feel right at all, it felt very underpowered and simply not right and it also just wasn’t any fun imo.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. metamorphic

    I actually really liked Bound in Blood; a nice game with realistic shooting, overall.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. loki

    NO thx, fist games was mediocre

    #12 3 years ago
  13. ItsMe

    Why the hell go to the modern day? I don’t like this. Won’t say it can’t be a good game, but there weren’t a lot of good westernshooters, and as #7 says, after Red Dead Redemption the market for westerngames has gotten bigger. In a few years we’re gonna get tired of all ‘modern day games’, just like we were tired of the WWII shooters a few years ago.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. jacobvandy

    They should stick to making benchmarks… And frankly, I’m surprised they decided they’d do better making a game about street gangs and renegade cops (probably) than sticking to the old west.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. baps

    HORRIBLE idea!! Can they see this selling?

    #15 3 years ago
  16. barchetta

    Well, if it riffs off a ‘No Country for Old Men’ vibe then I could see it working. Modern but quite alien to the normal urban/jungle shooter. Why the hell not. After RDR’s bar raising performance using the traditional western scenario got a lot more difficult. Granted RDR isn’t a ‘pure’ shooter/FPS but it carried the gunplay pretty well.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Nightmare77X

    Well not many titles get released in summer, so they might have a shot of getting a lot of attention.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. joseangelhe

    Woot! They’re going to my home town of Juarez, Mexico. I can confirm that it is a dangerous place

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Isaaclarke37

    Uhmmm,okay?
    We’ll see how it work out.

    #19 3 years ago