Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel: Frostbite 2 Co-Op Shooter Due March 2013
Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, a new sequel in the co-op shooter series, is in the works at Visceral Montreal and will launch in March 2013, EA has announced.
Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel “re-sets the series that pioneered the co-op experience with a more intense, mature and grittier tone,” according to EA’s PR – we guess that means less jokes and fist-bumps amid the death and destruction.
“Players will find themselves on the deadly streets of Mexico as Alpha and Bravo, two operatives working for Tactical Worldwide Operations (T.W.O.), a PMC outfit that drops them in the middle of a drug war conflict for an assignment full of corruption and deceit. With the ability to unleash the power of ultimate destruction, players will need to work together as their objectives unravel, allegiances begin to blur and they face off against a ruthless opposition.”
Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel is powered by DICE’s Frostbite 2, will feature characters Alpha and Bravo rather than Salem and Rios and is set to stick with the popular split-screen co-op, as well as an online option.
“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.
Also expect Frostbite 2-powered destruction, deeper customisation, including the return of custom masks, when the game hits PS3 and Xbox 360 next March.
GI has Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel on its cover, as well as this first look at the game: