Call of Juarez The Cartel

Call Of Juarez: The Cartel Trailer Showcases New "Coopetition" Mode
by Matt Bertz on Jun 16, 2011 at 08:54 AM
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Techland
Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Sure, working together is fun. But sometimes you need to skim a little off the top for yourself.

Moving the setting from the frontier to the new Wild West – bordertown Mexico – isn't the only big change Techland has in store for Call of Juarez: The Cartel. The campaign is now a three-player co-op affair where teammates work together to take down a drug cartel while trying to forward their own secret agenda on the DL at the same time. The goal is to inject some cold-blooded competition to the co-op fraternity.

Each of the three protagonists comes from a crime fighting background – Ray McCall's descendent Ben McCall works for the LAPD, Eddie Guerra is a DEA agent, and Kim Evans overcame her youth on the streets to join the FBI – but each also wrestles with personal demons the others don't know about. Over the course of the 15-mission campaign each character comes face to face with his or her troubled past. For instance, Eddie has racked up some serious gambling debts, and nicking a bag of drugs from a cartel hideout could generate the cash he needs to avoid getting his ankles broken. These scenarios present themselves throughout the campaign, and players must try to complete their ulterior agendas without being caught by teammates. Completing secret agenda tasks earns experience points that players can use to unlock new weapons. If you bust a friend in the act, however, you get to keep the points for yourself.

To see the co-op in action, check out this trailer:

Call of Juarez: The Cartel ships on July 19.

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