Visceral Games To Develop
EA has blown the lid off a third Army Of Two title, currently in development by Dead Space developer Visceral Games. Subtitled The Devil's Cartel and powered by Frostbite 2.0, this new outing will see mercenary partnerships hit the gritty streets of Mexico. However, it plans to take a "more mature and grittier" tone than its predecessor, and almost certainly won't star series mainstays Salem and Rios.
Army of TWO: The Devil’s Cartel plans to "re-set" the series with a more mature and grittier tone. Players will find themselves on the deadly streets of Mexico as Alpha and Bravo, two operatives working for Tactical Worldwide Operations (T.W.O.), a PMC outfit that drops them in the middle of a drug war conflict for an assignment full of corruption and deceit. Players will need to work together as their objectives unravel, while earning money to spend in a "more advaned upgrade and customisation system."
We wanted to refresh the Army of TWO franchise for a new generation of action gamers, and at the same time, stay true to the core concept that really made the first two games fan favorites,” said Julian Beak, Executive Producer, Visceral Games. “With meaningful, seamless co-op gameplay at its core and explosive new tag-team features, gamers will have to work together tactically and strategically as they push through a city dominated by one of Mexico’s deadliest drug cartels.”
Steve Papoutsis, General Manager of Visceral Games, added, “Our goal with Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel is to apply our key design principles – immersive, challenging gameplay, intense narrative and focus on quality – to help improve a franchise we feel has always had a lot of potential.”
"Featuring both online and split-screen co-op, Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel gives players the chance to distinguish themselves from their friends by providing a deeper and more advanced upgrade and customization system," reads the press release. "From the mask that protects them in battle to the very weapons that keep them alive, players can customize their own Alpha and Bravo to create the deadliest mercenary team as they see fit."
The image is currently a placeholder - we reckon that this announcement may be slightly premature. More details will almost certainly follow in tonight's livestreamed EA showcase.
We'll miss you, Rios and Salem.