Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is based on the Netflix series and it’s out in November

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 26 October 2019 17:28 GMT

The game based on Netflix crime drama Narcos has a release date. You’ll be able to pick up Narcos: Rise of the Cartels in November.

Curve Digital and Kuju will release Narcos: Rise of the Cartels in November, it’s been announced.

Based on the Netflix series, it’s a tactical turn-based title in which you will relive the events of the first season.

You can take the side of either the Medellin Cartel or the DEA through two different campaigns.

Here’s the synopsis in case you haven’t watched the show:

In 1980’s Colombia El Patron’s influence is rapidly expanding, with drugs, corruption and crime spreading out from the Colombian town of Medellin. America is now starting to take notice and it is up to the players to choose their side. They can help the Narcos’ drug empire rise to the top under the watchful eye of El Patrón, or topple the growing criminal enterprise alongside Steve Murphy as the DEA.

Expect to visit locations from the show, and to interact with characters such as El Mexicano, Murphy, Peea, Primo and more. Each of the characters will have their own unique gameplay abilities and perks.

Gameplay wise, you’ll be able to form a team from a variety of class-specific roles, upgrade skills, and find there are consequences for various actions.

Key Features

  • Based on the Netflix Series– Authenticity at the core. Experience and highly recognizable and characters from the TV show which are available to control and play, each offering unique gameplay opportunities.
  • Every War has Two Sides – Featuring two unique campaigns, the game enables you to see the war from both sides. Choose to side with the DEA and fight alongside Steve Murphy to bring down the drug empire, or choose to side with the Narcos in order to help fund, grow and expand the empire of El Patron.
  • Fast-based Tactical Combat – Combat is taken to a whole new level with units possessing the ability to move individually one after another or multiple times in one turn, meaning the pace is always ramped up. Players will have to plan their actions cautiously as they will face lasting consequences.
  • Counteract and Kill Shot – Gameplay mechanics keep the turn-based combat fresh by allowing the player to take third-person control of units in order to engage enemies directly, providing the opportunity to deal critical damage at optimal moments.

Originally slated for spring, Rise of the Cartels will release November 19 for PC and PlayStation 4, November 21 on Switch, and November 22 on Xbox One.

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