Army of Two has had a bumpy existence since the co-op heavy franchise first hit the scene to criticism of its overly bombastic duo of mercenary bros. The third entry in the series, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, is out to change the formula, attempting to add some reality to the tone while still keeping the action film vibe. The most recent trailer gives some new details to the grittier setting and enemies, as you’ll see in the explosive action below…
Recently we got to play a new section of the game that showcased a mix of over the top action, realistic circumstances, and one-liner dialogue similar to what we saw in our recent preview, though it had an added bonus for longtime Army of Two fans. Original stars Salem and Rios may have been replaced by new leads Alpha and Bravo, but the original fist-bumping duo are still present, accompanying the new guys on a mission at a drug cartel’s hideout. Only Salem and Rios are disagreeing a bit more than usual, perhaps indicating there’s some trouble in their brotastic friendship.
Out March 26 in the US, the shooter seems improved by its new focus, and the grisly violence definitely demonstrates the game is from the same development house as Dead Space, so will Army of Two finally find an identity it can stick with in the third time around?