Ever since DICE stepped into a contemporary setting with Battlefield 2, it seems the trendy thing for every shooter franchise is to go modern. Call of Duty and Medal of Honor followed suit, and with the latter selling over five million copies in four months, it’s safe to say the formula is pretty solid. Ubisoft announced today that their former Wild West franchise is next, as Call of Juarez: The Cartel will bring the series to the present day on “next-gen consoles” and PC. Developed by Techland, the game will release in Summer 2011 and takes players from Los Angeles to Juarez, Mexico in an adult story taking players on “a journey like no other.”
Director of Marketing Adam Novickas at Ubisoft commented, “Call of Juarez: The Cartel is an action-packed shooter game with a strong story, interesting characters and a wide variety of gameplay options.” In this day and age, I would certainly hope it would be.