Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel is Coming, Developed by Visceral with Frostbite 2
By Joseph Christ on August 2nd, 2012 (7 comments)
Do you need more coop in your life? Maybe you're tired of living alone and just need a friend. Mr. Paws, your faithful kitten really just wants you around for food, and if you were to drop dead this very instant, he would be content just feasting upon the meat of your corpse. Deep down in your heart you know that's true.
So why don't you do yourself a favor and look into Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel. The sequel was announced today to be in development at Visceral Games and using the DICE developed Frostbite 2 engine.
The new installment will be taking place in Mexico this time around as Alpha and Bravo run missions in the shadow of the Mexican drug war.
“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.”
Visceral is also trying to go for a "more intense, mature and grittier tone" according to the press release but we'll see how they go about this...hopefully something more than just darker colors, dust and a scratchy lens, since the horrors of life are usually bold exclamation points plastered upon bright and colorful experiences...a point that many developers often miss.
Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel will also feature both online and split-screen co-op, as well as character customization. Self stylized masks anyone?
The Devil's Cartel will be available in March 2013 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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