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Call Of Juarez: The Cartel - PC, Xbox 360, PS3

by Steven Williamson on 7 March 2011, 08:36

Tags: Ubisoft (LON:UBI), Action/Adventure

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The Call Of Juarez series is heading in a whole new direction this year by ditching the Civil War era for a storyline set in the present day.

Due for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 and due for release this summer, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, is still billed as a Western shooter but will feature a tale that begins with a fictional drug cartel bombing a U.S. law enforcement agency, devastating the building and killing hundreds of people. The attack is a surprise, leading the U.S. to believe that cartel members had somehow infiltrated federal agencies. In a last-ditch effort, the U.S. puts together a special task force to hunt down and stop the drug cartel.

The task force consists of:
- Kim Evans, a gang-affiliated street kid-turned-FBI agent
- Eddie Guerra, a DEA agent with a chronic gambling habit
- Ben McCall, a brutal LAPD detective and descendant of Ray McCall from the original Call of Juarez

As the task force trio searches for the head of the cartel, they’re confronted with a variety of challenges that take them on a journey from Los Angeles, California, through Arizona and New Mexico to Juarez, Mexico. To complicate things further, Kim, Eddie and Ben each have their own personal challenges and demons to face.

Three player online co-op will also allow players to hook us as a team and take on the roles of the three main characters, but you can also play individually with each gang member, who will have a seperate storyline and ending. Ubisoft promises a huge selection of weapons, including pistols, machine guns and sniper rifles, and a wide variety of maps and missions including punitive raids, witness protection, undercover missions, and car chases.

Additional information will be revealed soon, including details about multi-player and a twist on the three-player co-op storyline. A new trailer for Call of Juarez: The Cartel was revealed last week at GDC. Check it out below...

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