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I realize that Harry Pottermania has taken over the world, but there are still plenty of new games coming to stores this week.
First, there’s Sega’s tale of the man who punched Hitler in the jaw, Captain America: Super Soldier, for the DS, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360. A very different kind of fight is going on in Ubisoft’s Call of Juarez: The Cartel (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) as a cowboy cop takes on the drug cartels. Finally, you can do a little dance with another Ubisoft title, Just Dance: Summer Party for the Wii.
Hmm, while it’s probably too early to pass judgement on all of these games, going to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 again might not be a bad idea.
Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations… Driver: San Francisco… Call of Juarez: The Cartel… Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier…
Ubisoft’s E3 2011 lineup is full of familiar faces from the company’s strong stable of franchises. But the publisher has also promised several “exclusive new announcements,” so there’s sure to be a few surprises next month. Maybe they’ll even announce the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2. But that’s just speculation at this point.
You can check out the full list of titles Ubisoft plans to bring to E3 right here:
- The Adventures of Tintin (TBA)
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Call of Juarez: The Cartel (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Driver: San Francisco (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
- From Dust (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Just Dance Next (TBA)
- MotionSports Adrenaline (Xbox 360)
- Raving Rabbids Next (TBA)
- Rayman Origins (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
- Rocksmith (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online (PC)
- TrackMania 2 Canyon (PC)
- Your Shape Next (TBA)
“Ubisoft has been delivering top-notch entertainment for 25 years, and we’re incredibly grateful for all of our fans,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “We plan for the upcoming years to be just as exciting and full of innovation, and the wide range of creative, fun and unique titles we’re demonstrating at E3 illustrate the stellar talent of our development teams and Ubisoft’s ongoing investment in delivering entertaining and innovative products to consumers.”
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.
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.