Another entry in the “you’re my buddy” franchise that is Army of Two will be making its way to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles this coming March. Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel will be the third installment in the series, with the last entry Army of Two: The 40th Day released in 2010. The game will be developed by the guys at Visceral Games and will reset the series that pioneered the co-op experience with a more intense, mature and grittier tone.
The Devil’s Cartel will see gamers on the deadly streets of Mexico as Alpha and Bravo, two operatives working for Tactical Worldwide Operations, a Private Military Company that drops them in the middle of a drug war conflict for an assignment full of corruption and deceit. The setting makes sense though, like previous titles in the series, wherever you went bullets would follow. With online and split-screen co-op included, you can make sure you keep your buddy alive in those hairy situations.
“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.”
This time around, customization will also be getting a revamp, especially on the multiplayer side. So we can expect some cool looking masks and body armor coming from the creative masses. With the franchise having such a strong following, we can expect to see plenty come release.
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, will be available to buy March 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Make sure to check out the gameplay trailer released from the guys at GameInformer and drop a comment in the section below with your thoughts.