Call of Juarez: The Cartel Hits Consoles Today
Ubisoft’s controversial new title, Call of Juarez: The Cartel has officially hit retail shelves today for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The new title moves the Call of Juarez story from the mid-1800′s to current day, and features a three person task force that has been charged with taking the Mexican drug cartels down after they bomb an ATF headquarters.
The task force consists of LA Cop Ben McCall, DEA agent Eddie Guerra and FBI agent Kim Evens as they shoot their way through an amalgam of drug runners, smugglers and cartel heads. The game has been considered a controversial release due to its cartel releated subject matter, due to real life events in border towns across the southwest United States.
Also noteworthy is its new “coopetition” mode of co-op gameplay, which has three players teaming up to defeat the cartels, but also having to engage in secret goals that are central to each of the three characters. Pull off one of these secret missions without the other players finding out and you get extra experience points, whereas if you get caught, the other player will reap the rewards.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel is out today for Xbox 360 and PS3 from Techland and Ubisoft. A PC version is still set to ship in September 2011.