Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel out March 26

Visceral Games' new co-op shooter dated for late March 2013; all preorders upgraded to Overkill Edition.

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel will take gamers on a trip to Mexico March 26, 2013. Electronic Arts not only announced the release date for Visceral Games' new co-op shooter today, but also revealed that all preorders will be upgraded to the Overkill Edition.

The Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Overkill Edition includes early access to three "Overkillers" contracts. EA did not offer much in the way of detail concerning these, saying only that these variations have been designed with "maximum rampage" in mind.

The Overkill Edition also packs in the TAH-9 sidearm and Double D automatic shotgun, as well as a special Overkill-themed mask and outfit. Lastly, the preorder bundle includes a Day of the Dead-themed assault rifle, as well as a similarly themed outfit and masks.

It was not mentioned if the offerings in the Overkill Edition will be made available to those who do not preorder Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel.

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 Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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Discussion

26 comments
emerin76
emerin76

I'll get it. my wife and I enjoyed the previous ones, the second more than the first. we played it over and over upping the difficulties, trying out all weapon combinations. turned an 8 hour game(or whatever it is) into something alot more. I'm sure this will be no different. short campaign and lots of replayability.(replayability for me anyway)

JulyAeon
JulyAeon

not gonna fall for this one,  dragon age 2 and mass disappointment 3 still burning in my throat. had enough of ea's moronic marketing.

singhellotaku
singhellotaku

I've always kind of liked the Army of Two games, I wont buy it new, but i'll grab it when its cheap.

Abdul_Jakol
Abdul_Jakol

El Chapo and Z-40 will not be very happy with this...

nameaprice
nameaprice

OOOOAHAAHAHHHHHHH OVERKILL EDITION! jesus does anyone really buy that crap?

senseless_dj
senseless_dj

After call of juarez the cartel, the word cartel gives me a creep.

halobolola
halobolola

frostbite 2 engine  is awful, so i am not hopeful for this game. it will just look good in trailers, and on posters, but play awful.

Still i am doing an ea boycot, so i wouldnt get it anyway.

AsianSalvation
AsianSalvation

this third game better be better than the first two games

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

I like TPS genre, but most today TPS are shit

(Inversion, dumbed down Splinter Cell, atrocious Lost Planet 2, QTE Resident Evil 6, Sniper Elite V2, Transformers, etc, etc) previous Army of 2 also mediocre.

 

Decent TPS are just Gears, Dead Space and Binary Domain, but Gears and DS also suffer because too much sequel, sucks to be me

 

 

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

I loved the customizations in the 40th day. Count me in.

damion_silverbr
damion_silverbr

Loved the previous games, def getting this. Would have preferred a create a merc option, but still.

Zulu1Tango
Zulu1Tango

I actually really enjoyed the first one. The second one, not so much. Looking forward to the third one. For sure pre-order cuz I do like this franchise. i have hope the third will be an amazing game. TPS helps with all this FPS overload anyway ;-)

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

not buying i got the first one did not like it.

endorbr
endorbr

Don't have much faith in this being anything... well just anything.

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

I'm looking forward to this game. I liked the others, 40th Day more than the first. I'm also looking forward to seeing the Frostbite2 engine used in a TPS.

pezzott1
pezzott1

I was going to rant at how unoriginal this game looks... but i'm starting to feel sorry for everyone under EA's umbrella. 

IgotEpixx
IgotEpixx

More pre-order exclusives, oh joy.

vault-boy
vault-boy

 @senseless_dj Because the cartels are scary or because that game was incredibly racist? Not trying to troll, that's an honest question.

Zulu1Tango
Zulu1Tango

 @damion_silverbr Wow never thought of that one...that be pretty bad ass to create your own Merc. Good one bro!

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

 @Ferg1213 

 

Red Dead and GTA was not TPS, it's Action Adventure.

TPS genre only let you shot people in 3rd person perspective, it's pure shooter,,

AA is more on hybrid genre,, 

 

=/

 

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

 @megadeth1117 @senseless_dj 

 

Sure, Max Payne 3 was good =)

but I'm not listed that on purpose or I will create wall text full of titles =P 

 

I see only 25% good TPS, other 75% TPS are crap,,

compare that to FPS / Action Adventure genre, most of those genre are 60% good, and 40% crap