Call of Juarez series goes modern in 'The Cartel'

Ubisoft has just unveiled the next game in the Call of Juarez series, called Call of Juarez: The Cartel, for "next-gen consoles and Windows PC." While the last two games in the series were Old West-themed, developer Techland is actually setting this game in present-day LA and Juarez -- the new setting means that Juarez will just be able to leave you voice mail if you aren't around. "The game will bring the best elements of the Wild West into modern times with a very gritty and relevant plot," said Ubi director of marketing Adam Novickas in the announcement.

You'll be able to find out more about The Cartel in the March issue of EGM, and you'll be able to play it this summer. For now, call upon our gallery for the first screens.%Gallery-115845%
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SAN FRANCISCO – February 7, 2011 – Today Ubisoft announced the development of Call of Juarez® The Cartel, the third game in the award-winning Call of Juarez series. Developed by Techland® for next-gen consoles and Windows PC, Call of Juarez: The Cartel will be available worldwide Summer 2011.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is set in present day and brings the best elements of the Wild West to a new and modern setting. As a first person shooter with an immersive and mature story, players can expect to embark on a journey like no other – one that will take them from the heart of modern day Los Angeles, California to Juarez, Mexico.

"Call of Juarez: The Cartel is an action-packed shooter game with a strong story, interesting characters and a wide variety of gameplay options," said Adam Novickas, director of marketing at Ubisoft. "The game will bring the best elements of the Wild West into modern times with a very gritty and relevant plot."

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is featured in an exclusive first look in the March issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, available on newsstands in North America on February 9, 2011.

For ongoing updates about the game, please visit: www.callofjuarez.com

This article was originally published on Joystiq.