By: Eddie Makuch
The next entry in the Army of Two franchise will be on store shelves next year. Electronic Arts announced Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel today, slating the game to arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 during March 2013.
A co-op shooter developed by Dead Space studio Visceral Games and running on DICE’s Frostbite 2 game engine, The Devil’s Cartel is aimed at "resetting" and "refreshing" the franchise. In the game, players will find themselves in Mexico, battling as two operatives working for the Tactical Worlwide Operations (T.W.O).
Players will be dropped into the middle of a drug war, tasked with an assignment "full of corruption and deceit." Gamers will be able to "unleash the power of ultimate destruction" and must work together to see victory over "ruthless opposition."
The Devil’s Cartel sports online and split-screen co-op, as well as an upgrade and customization system that is "deeper and more advanced" than in previous games. The Devil’s Cartel is the third entry in the franchise, which debuted in 2008 with the original Army of Two, and was followed up by 2010’s Army of Two: The 40th Day. Those games were developed by EA Montreal.
To see Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel in action, check out the game’s first trailer, courtesy of Game Informer.