"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