While the first couple of Army of Two games didn’t exactly wow the critics, it seems that EA is willing to give the concept another shot. The publisher has revealed that it is prepping a third entry in the mercenary series.
Dubbed Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, this co-op focussed third person shooter will see you wading neck deep into a brutal Mexican drug war. It will be interesting to see how EA approaches this potentially controversial premise given that Ubisoft’s similarly themed Call of Juarez: The Cartel was considered racist by at least one critic.
Original series developer EA Montreal has been relieved of development duties, with EA selecting another of its internal studios (Dante’s Inferno developer Visceral Games) to carry the series forward. Perhaps cognisant of the cynicism surrounding wisecracking protagonists Salem and Rios, Visceral has ditched them in favour of new heroes Alpha and Bravo. According to EA, the latest instalment will be more “intense” and “mature”.
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel is scheduled for release on 360 and PS3 in March 2013.