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Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel to release in March 2013

Thursday, 2nd August 2012 16:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA has announced Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, the third installment developed by Visceral Games, will release next year.

The co-op title takes place on the “deadly streets of Mexico,” as Alpha and Bravo find themselves dropped into the middle of a drug war conflict for an assignment “full of corruption and deceit.”

“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 favorites,” said Julian Beak, executive producer, 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.”

The Frostbite 2 game will contain both online and split-screen co-op, and will contain a more advanced upgrade and customization system, allowing players to customize Alpha and Bravo.

The title will grace the September issue of Game Informer, and the magazine will include a feature on the title. Artwork is through here, and a video from the site is below.

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel will be available in March 2013 PS3 and Xbox 360. The official website has also been updated here.

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  1. Pytox

    lol ruin it like call of juarez

    #1 2 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    jesus christ *facepalm*

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    I do like this series a lot, i hope this game is good and will add a few needed things to improve it, that and that it is a longer game, the previous two where on the short side.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DSB

    @2 What you said.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. bitsnark

    “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 favorites,”

    Love that quote.

    A ‘new’ generation of action gamers you say? We’re still in the SAME console generation; and anyway, what sort of creative latitude do you think this series has to appeal to anyone else who doesn’t like gorging themselves on Michael Bay produced cinema?

    You plank.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. SlayerGT

    A press release? Why not announce it at gamescom?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 Likely will be formally announced at the Summer Showcase today. Not sure about gamescom, but it sounds likely.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. bitsnark

    @6

    They might have made a fuck up.

    Any reference to it has been pulled from Games Press.

    Ah well. C’est la vie.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. absolutezero

    Should have really left it as a dead series. Theres a reason no one played the Army of Two games.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Oynox Slider

    @5, I agree 100%.

    Sounds like a plan to drive the series into the ground.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Da Man

    Visceral disbanded after lackluster sales as being a developer who couldn’t keep up.

    Classical EA.

    Can’t believe there’s no post from a certain ‘original’ person criticizing Gears and pointing out the superiority of refreshing AoT.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    Game Informer will run a feature on it in September. We’ve added the art, and a link along with a video in there.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. TheBlackHole

    Army of Two is the only co-op series I couldn’t bare to continue playing. It was THAT shit.

    Massively offensive, not funny, terrible controls… it has it all.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. someguy2

    Justin McElroy of Polygon pointed out a sad thing, there will be three Army of Two games and so far, only one Mirror’s Edge game.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    Surely if they’re properly started again, stuck it on Frostbite and used Visceral, it can be good?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. freedoms_stain

    @15, don’t see why not, but I also don’t see why they’re using an IP with a poor rep either. It’s not like it was ever an acclaimed series that went down the shitter somewhat over time, it was just never really good enough.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. SlayerGT

    @15 I wish. Haven’t had a good co op shooter since rainbow six vegas.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. absolutezero

    “When the cover breaks.

    OH.

    I’M.”

    wut.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Maximum Payne

    I hope they will do PC version this time -_-

    #19 2 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    @13: What was so offensive about it?

    Those masks suck balls. That is all.

    #20 2 years ago