Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel takes on the drug war

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Army of Two the Devil's CartelThe war between Mexican drug cartels and law enforcement is as bloody as any military conflict. It will now serve as the backdrop for EA’s Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel. This shooter is dropping the bro-tacular vibe from the last couple of Army of Two games. It will feature a darker story pitting new characters against Esteban Bautista and his cartel, La Guadaña. (the Scythe) Of course, things go bad on this incursion by Tactical Worldwide Operations, better known as T.W.O. Then it’s up to the men known only as Alpha and Bravo to free the people from these murderous drug lords.

A new trailer reveals the “Overkill” mechanic from the game. As you and your partner cause more carnage you build up a super meter. Once you engage Overkill, your weapon has explosive ammo in unlimited quantity for a short time. Unleash your inner action hero. The Frostbite engine used in Battlefield 3 appears in Devil’s Cartel, encouraging you to blow stuff up in beautiful fashion.

One thing that isn’t changing is the focus on teamwork. You’ll need to lay down cover fire, flank enemies and keep a close eye on your partner at all times in Army of Two the Devil’s Cartel. Certain stages will see you separated by obstacles and bad guys. Cover, as in most shooters, is an integral mechanic here. But you won’t have to go flailing about looking for it, or bounding into walls when you meant to duck. Aim the camera where you want to go and push a button, then your soldier will head there. You’ll need to combine cover, teamwork and Overkill to take down Esteban Bautista.

You’ll probably remember Army of Two the Devil’s Cartel isn’t the first game to tell a story about the drug war along the Mexican border.  Call of Juarez: The Cartel shifted that series’ setting from the Wild West to the current drug conflict. Though the idea showed promise, reviews weren’t kind. Hopefully Army of Two’s journey south of the border will be more enjoyable. The Devil’s Cartel is coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 March 26, 2013.

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