Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel release date, pre-order bonuses, and screenshots
Visceral Games announced today the release date for the upcoming co-op shooter, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel. Coming to North America on March 26, 2013 (and March 29 in Europe), this Frostbite 2 engine-powered title will set gamers on an intense co-op campaign to put a stop to the relentless boss of a drug cartel.
Visceral then announced that those who pre-order The Devil's Cartel will get their hands on the exclusive 'Overkill Edition'. This will give them an advantage against enemies right through additional guns and outfits right from the start of the game. It will also come with the following features, as detailed by Visceral:
- 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.
"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," said Julian Beak, Executive Producer at Visceral. "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."
Visceral describes the game as follows: "Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel re-sets the series that pioneered the co-op experience, balancing the over-the-top blockbuster action the franchise is known for with a narrative tone that is more intense and mature. Players will find themselves on the deadly streets of Mexico as Alpha and Bravo, two operatives working for a Private Military Contract outfit called Tactical Worldwide Operations (T.W.O.). The pair will come face-to-face with a violent, bloodthirsty drug lord and must fight to protect an unwavering political figure determined to take him down. With the ability to unleash Overkill and harness the power of ultimate destruction, players will work together as their objectives unravel, allegiances begin to blur and their lives hang in the balance."
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel will be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Enjoy the latest AoT: TDC screenshots.
Source: Visceral Games press release
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