Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Release Date and "Overkill Edition" Announced
EA has officially announced the release date for Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel! Read on for that and its Overkill Edition content...
While Medal of Honor Warfighter's barrel hasn't even cooled off yet, that hasn't stopped EA from announcing the release date of its next "military" shooter. Okay, lumping Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel with the likes of Call of Duty, Battlefield and Medal of Honor might be a bit of a stretch, but they are aiming for the same "dudebro" demographic, right?
Developed by Visceral Games (Dead Space) using DICE's Frostbite 2 game engine, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is scheduled to ship on March 29, 2013 for all announced platforms.
Additionally, EA has also announced the "Overkill Edition" of the game and it includes:
Early Access to Three “Overkillers” Contracts: Unleash massive destruction with three Contract variations designed for maximum rampage! Players must kill enemies and cause environment destruction to earn enough points to continuously stay in Overkill while making their way to the extraction point.
Tactical Co-op Gear: Lay down sustained cover fire with the TAH-9 side arm while decked out in the polymer textured outfit and mask or wield the Double D automatic shotgun while battling in the intimidating Overkill mask and outfit.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead: Bust out the Day of the Dead themed assault rifle and take on Mexico’s most ruthless drug lords in Day of the Dead themed outfit and masks designed by popular tattoo artists.
Here's the statement given by Julian Beak, executive producer at Visceral Games:
With Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel we wanted to take the series in a new direction while also leveraging the aspects that made the first two Army of Two games unique...We knew coming out of the gate that meaningful co-op gameplay, customization and over-the-top action would be key pillars for us, and we’re bringing these elements to the next level by presenting them in a setting that is more serious in order to dial up the intensity.
I think all you need to know is that you're one of two elite soldiers with guns that will shoot everyone up to save the world. Expect the usual bangs, explosions and whatnot to accompany it, too.
With Dead Space 3 releasing in February, can Visceral have two knockout games in as many months? I'll guess we'll know for certain once 2013 rolls around.