While Techland blew everyone away with their Dead Island trailer a few weeks ago, the developer is also hard at work on Call of Juarez: The Cartel for Ubisoft. The Cartel brings the Call of Juarez series into the present day with a gangland tale of drugs set amidst the franchise’s familar western trappings.
In fact, the game begins with the creation of a posse (including Ben McCall, a descendant of Ray McCall from the original Call of Juarez) that plans to hunt down the drugrunners that are terrorizing the US.
The third Call of Juarez will include three-player co-op throughout a “deep and gritty storyline” that touches down in Los Angeles, Arizona, New Mexico and Juarez. A variety of missions (including punitive raids, witness protection, undercover stings and car chases) will keep things interesting on the dusty trail along with a “twist” to the co-op that Ubisoft plans to reveal soon. If I had to guess, I’d say that’s a very big hint that one of the law enforcement agents will secretly have been working for the cartel the entire time.
But I don’t know for sure. However, I do know that Ubisoft plans to reveal more about the game’s multiplayer modes in the near future and plans to release Call of Juarez: The Cartel this Summer for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.