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Call of Juarez: The Cartel coming this summer

"UBISOFT ANNOUNCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF CALL OF JUAREZ: THE CARTEL," yelled Ubisoft in a press release today. After pinching the bridge of its nose and taking several long, deep breaths, the publisher calmed down and told us that Techland is developing the third Call of Juarez game for PC, 360, and PS3, with an expected Summer 2011 release window.

Unlike the previous Juarez games, which were set around the time of the American Civil War, The Cartel takes place in present-day California and Mexico. According to Adam Novickas, director of marketing at Ubisoft, the game "will bring the best elements of the Wild West into modern times with a very gritty and relevant plot."

That's all we know for now, but more will be revealed in the March issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, which will be on newsstands February 9. The cover art for the issue reveals the game's completely-out-of-place-in-modern-society protagonists:


Above: A promo image for CSI: Vintage Clothing Unit

Feb 7, 2011

12 comments

  • TheDude97 - February 8, 2011 11:25 p.m.

    This could be the video game equivalent of No Country for Old Men. Or be utter shit
  • elchamber - February 8, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    I really enjoyed the last one with the exceptions of the constant dueling and the fact that one brother was completely better in controls than the other brother... the one that lives. I'm a bit sadden that it's not during the civil war. Don't give up on the civil war settings man!
  • quincytheodore - February 8, 2011 6:49 a.m.

    Interesting, I like the second one, but Wild West, but in modern world.. hmm, dubious..
  • shadowreaper72 - February 7, 2011 11:41 p.m.

    This is very interesting. I shall keep my eye on this one definetly.
  • Redeater - February 7, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    Ok I have to say I am suprised at the positive feedback I have read on this and other sites about this game. The first reaction I had was anything but positive. This is coming from someone who really loved Bound In Blood. I guess this might be alright.....seems kind of strange that they based this in the present considering the runaway success of Red Dead.
  • Hullonotna - February 7, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    Wow looks very original and interesting. Can't wait to see what develops :D
  • RicePuddingUK - February 7, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    I loves the latest CoJ, this can either be something original or an uter failure.
  • Ironarm - February 7, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    I really did enjoy Bound in Blood, so this looks interesting. I'll rent it at the very least.
  • alanpartridge_ahaaa - February 7, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    @VictorRay Yea i thought of Halle Berry too! @ninjadevbear its inevitable it will be a decendant of Ray...perhaps.
  • VictorRay - February 7, 2011 7:56 p.m.

    Halle Berry?
  • alanpartridge_ahaaa - February 7, 2011 7:50 p.m.

    Looks like RDR cleaned up so much the Call of Juarez team lost its marbles.... Bound in blood was awful. Only game ives sold within an hour of first playing. Liked the first one though strangely.
  • kingsmikefan - February 7, 2011 7:50 p.m.

    That sounds cool-ish. Artwork looks too stylized.

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