Finally, EA has announced it’s third installment in the Army of Two franchise Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel set to release in March of 2013! Excitement, at this point, is beyond an understatement for me seeing as I’ve been a great fan of the first two titles.
This time we’re being introduced to two new playable operatives to the well know Tactical World Operations (T.W.O.) known as only Alpha and Bravo. It’s already been stated from EA that we won’t be knowing their names like our first hero’s so that the player can really immerse themselves into the character; so they can take on the persona of either Alpha or Bravo. This also doesn’t mean that Salem and Rios won’t be making an appearance in this one. It’s already been confirmed that Rios has made it into this title, but it’s still left for open speculation whether or not Salem has made it in. Since we don’t know still at this point which ending itself is really the “right” ending for The 40th Day (remember there were three different endings), we can only hope.
The Devil’s Cartel continues to hold true to it’s roots while diving into the midst of a full out drug war in Mexico. Only this time you won’t be seeing the high fives and “bro-mance” there was in the earlier titles.
“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 for the game. This means turning it into a more mature, intense and darker tone then what we’re familiar with. Being run off the same engine which powered Battlefield 3, Frostbite 2.0, players can definitely expect destructible environments and even greater customization than before for our hero’s! As for what’s truly in store for Alpha and Bravo is still unknown. We’ll find out and join in on the drug war when it drops in stores March, 2013!