Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel launching March 2013

Co-op shooter from Visceral Games Montreal hitting PS3, Xbox 360 next year running on Frostbite 2; aimed at "refreshing" the franchise.

The next entry in the Army of Two franchise will be on store shelves next year. Electronic Arts announced Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel today, slating the game to arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 during March 2013.

Army of Two is back for a third time.

A co-op shooter developed by Visceral Games Montreal and running on DICE's Frostbite 2 game engine, The Devil's Cartel is aimed at "resetting" and "refreshing" the franchise. In the game, players will find themselves in Mexico, battling as two operatives working for the Tactical Worlwide Operations (T.W.O).

Players will be dropped into the middle of a drug war, tasked with an assignment "full of corruption and deceit." Gamers will be able to "unleash the power of ultimate destruction" and must work together to see victory over "ruthless opposition."

The Devil's Cartel sports online and split-screen co-op, as well as an upgrade and customization system that is "deeper and more advanced" than in previous games. The Devil's Cartel is the third entry in the franchise, which debuted in 2008 with the original Army of Two, and was followed up by 2010's Army of Two: The 40th Day.

For more on the Army of Two series, check out GameSpot's reviews of the original Army of Two and The 40th Day.

To see Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel in action, check out the game's first trailer, courtesy of Game Informer.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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98 comments
Freboy
Freboy

Why do so many games with a serious or oriental tone use hard rock or rap music while over-the-top action games use grand movie-theme music?

Velphian-Freddy
Velphian-Freddy

Personally I love the franchise! Ridiculous and fun! Love playing the coop, really worth it, if the price is split in two hehe, Hope they get back to the style they had in the first

dstv
dstv

But they already have an action-oriented co-op shooter like this...... its called Dead space 3

Devin-B
Devin-B

I really do love they are using Frostbite 2.

sg_hobbes
sg_hobbes

WHY!?!?!?! HOLY FUCKING ZOMBIE JESUS WHY are they making another one of these games, who the hell is buying thees. I have played the last two games in fact I got them free directly form EA as payment for two play test that I participated in. army of 2 is currently one of the best games for co-op mostly because it is one of the few games left with split-screen co-op, but that is all they excel at. Game play is questionable, the story is awful, and all the guns feel the same. I HAVE PURCHASED 3 VERSIONS OF MIRRORS EDGE IN AN ATTEMPT TO VOTE WITH MY WALLET AND NO NEWS ON THAT SEQUEL, FUCK YOU ELECTRONIC ARTS. this makes me want to go back to piracy

badtaker
badtaker

well now Ea has origin so i assume they will develop PC version :P

Robertle419
Robertle419

This is a remake of Army of 2 thats crazy

 

adam1808
adam1808

Nope I don't care what you say EA. Saints Row the Third out power-fantasied all other power fantasies past, present and future. But seriously Army of Two? I'd like to see the sales numbers that justified a trilogy of a generally poorly received shooter.

Doomrul
Doomrul

You know this game was based on North Hollywood shootout. If you haven't heard about it and played or planning to play this game, you should read about it. Games inspire sickos for violence. Occasionally games get inspiration from real life events. What a sick twisted co-existence.

KommanderRed
KommanderRed

Well,it seems they got all the buzzwords in with the exception of "social media integration".They're still gonna announce that,right?

shantd
shantd

A "deeper and more advanced customization system" sounds great, especially considering it was already pretty impressive in The 40th Day...at least as 3rd person cover shooters go. Look at Gears of War, it has absolutely no customization.

TRAVISTOUCHD0WN
TRAVISTOUCHD0WN

wow i loved army of 2 the 40th day this looks better already just from the concept art and the short clips and you play as your own character not salem n rios sounds great to me cant wait fro this one and hopefully it comes to the wii u

EXxile
EXxile

Considering the game is being developed by Visceral Games and is running on the Frostbite 2 engine, makes me very hopeful for this title. This may be the entry to revive this franchise considering how much potential the first game displayed.

wolf503
wolf503

I hope it lets you keep your guns from #1 and 2 like 2 did. The fact it has split screen and is using frostbite 2 has my attention xD

kennyyoung6395
kennyyoung6395

Despite its similarities to most 3rd person games these days. Me and my brother really enjoyed the previous ones, looking forward for this one.

Abdul_Jakol
Abdul_Jakol

Are there gonna be execution, decapitation and skinning alive? Are they gonna take down the Los Zetas, the Gulf, the Sinaloa and all the frigging cartels in this game, for the devil really resides in Mexico right now.

 

I do hope the developers would at least donate to help some of those poor victims of the ongoing drug violence there.    

 

 

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

Current console gen doesn't even have anything like Timesplitters. So just because the Haloish/CODish/Max Paynish shooting is done to the death doesn't mean current consoles couldn't have innovative ones.

 

If shooters can't improve anything but the graphics then we (I) might just as well quit here

psownsxbox4life
psownsxbox4life

loved the first game. tons of potential. cant wait to see what they do with this

cfstar
cfstar

Who wanted? 

Seriously, who wanted this?

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

Less face it the only way to make shooters (3rd and 1st) better then others is to push the graphical boundaries otherwise they would all be to similar and the current gen consoles are holding them back.

PeachyCats
PeachyCats

Oh great another console shooter using frostbite 2 focused primarily on multiplayer. Dont we have enough (MOH 1 & 2, Battlefield bad co, bad co 2, BF 3)

 

comb5
comb5

Make game using highly advanced graphics engine, put it on consoles only. Good logic there guys. It's really not that hard to make Co-Op games for the PC. You do know that people can plug xbox controllers into usb ports, right?

interrasteral7
interrasteral7

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel should be on the PC as well and I hope it has a longer campaign than its predecessors.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Army of Two Three!!!!

burnteyeball
burnteyeball

Man the second game was really well done in my opinion. If they keep the same concept and formula or close to it for this "refresh" there doing, this might be an awesome entrance for another unique blockbuster especially having a deep connection using co-op to hit systems. Some of the most fun I've had with a friend in gaming :)

bobomb
bobomb

Can't wait for this. But I still hope I'll still get to use Salem and Rios.

iblowuup
iblowuup

At first glance this appeared mediocre, but the addition of the Frostbite engine makes this something to keep a very close eye on.

SolidTy
SolidTy

New Developer, new BF engine...could work.

rob_dAmAgE
rob_dAmAgE

 @cfstar just because you didn't doesn't mean everyone thinks that. 

Duckman118
Duckman118

 @PeachyCats Battlefield Bad Co never ran on the Frostbite 2 engine.. Neither did MoH... Only Battlefield 3 and NFS the Run have used Frostbite 2.. Dumb a$$

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @comb5 imagine how much better they would look on the pc. 

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

 @comb5 Agree it does seem a waste when the PS3 & Xbox reached their graphical limit 4 years ago.

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @interrasteral7 i thought the first was quite lengthy and certainly not too easy. The only gripe i had was the guns didn't feel and sound normal. still a lot of fun though

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

 @iblowuup So it was appearing mediocre until you discovered it's gonna have nice graphics? *eyeroll*

psownsxbox4life
psownsxbox4life

 @ChaosUndivided ps3 is nowhere near its graphical limit. It is just limited by 3rd party publishers because the xbox reached ITS limit.

megaspiderweb09
megaspiderweb09

 @itchyflop Considering its running on the frosbite, it would sound absolutely awesome, U ever fired a gun on BF3 ?

iblowuup
iblowuup

 @DarkSaber2k Liking a game for it's graphical fidelity alone is something that many people have a problem with. I am not one of those people and I highly enjoy a great looking game. Frostbite is more than "pretty" though. The animations are incredible as is the adaptable destruction capabilities. The sound capabilities are tremendous as each Bad Company and BF3 have shown. Frostbite is more than an engine with "nice graphics" it's truly one of the best engines of this generation. Every game I've played powered by the Frostbite engine has been anywhere from excellent to outstanding. So yes until I noticed it was running on Frostbite I didn't think much of it.   

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @megaspiderweb09 yeah i see what you mean, i really enjoyed the first im still on the last level, the aircraft carrier level has fond memories. the second i couldn't get on with. I have bf3 and cod , and bf3 although running at 30 fps on the ps3 is still awesome and who ever invented the frostbite engine needs an award. :)