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Call of Juarez: The Cartel announced

Call of Juarez: The Cartel announced

Call of Juarez: The Cartel will move the western series to a more modern setting.

Ubisoft has announced a new title in the popular Call of Juarez series, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, for release this summer on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Interestingly, The Cartel will move the series of western games to a modern setting, with screenshots and announced details placing the game in present-day LA, California and Mexico.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel will be developed by Techland again, who started the series as a PC exclusive back in 2006 with a gorgeous engine and a story which switched often between two different characters.

Few other details have been announced for Call of Juarez: The Cartel, but released screenshots indicate that Techland is trying to preserve the western mood despite the more contemporary setting.

You can read our review of 2009's Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood for more information on the series, as well as check out the new screens below.

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel announced

Call of Juarez: The Cartel announced

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TWeaK 8th February 2011, 11:45 Quote
We need more Westerners, not less! Taking this game out of its setting is going the wrong way, not to mention that it will just dilute the game and make it just like every other AAA title out there.
GeorgeStorm 8th February 2011, 11:55 Quote
Noooo.
I loved Call of Juarez 1 and 2, why take it out of the western setting? It's not like the genre is overused!
Will still keep an eye on it though
Unknownsock 8th February 2011, 12:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm
It's not like the genre is overused!

That's because the western settings is boring and crap!
Baz 8th February 2011, 12:21 Quote
Not too many games taking on the whole Mexican drug lord/drug smuggling setting, despite it being ripe for use. Fair play I say, although I'm sure it'll pull in lots of publicity from outraged victims of gang violence.
steveo_mcg 8th February 2011, 12:27 Quote
Meh another modern shooter. Call of Duty Juarez: Cartel

I don't grudge the Mexican Drug setting but couldn't they use an original IP and keep Juarez a western.
GravitySmacked 8th February 2011, 14:30 Quote
Enjoyed the first two games (the first more than the second to be fair). I'm not sure what I think about the new modern day setting, wait and see as more details are announced.
Kiytan 8th February 2011, 17:19 Quote
damn, I really like the western setting. I can see the modern day mexican smuggling stuff as good setting for another game, but not CoJ, That's like making the next mass effect set in middle earth.

But more importantly...no Reverend Ray. :'(
frontline 8th February 2011, 19:16 Quote
First CoJ was good fun, especially jumping off the top of a mountain into six inches of water and taking no damage :) Second was a great looking game, but too much on the rails action and set piece after set piece.

It will be interesting to see how the game engine copes with a modern day setting, although would have preferred another Western outing.
shigllgetcha 8th February 2011, 20:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unknownsock
That's because the western settings is boring and crap!

That's the best you can muster?
Cleggmeister 8th February 2011, 23:08 Quote
Agree that the Western setting is underused. I only have COJ2 and really liked it's charm, even though it seemed quite flawed to me. Looking forward to playing it again on new hardware soon, but would like to see a big budget Western FPS in the vein of BFBC2, possibly my favourite FPS since Half Life.
VaLkyR-Assassin 8th February 2011, 23:14 Quote
What a shame, 2 good games with a good fan base built up, and they go and ruin it by sticking it in some modern setting. They definately won't be getting a sale off me, and I'm guessing most of the fanbase will avoid it too. I hope it bombs tbh.
V3ctor 9th February 2011, 09:33 Quote
At first I thought it was a DLC for L4D or a mod... it looks promising...
alf- 9th February 2011, 15:49 Quote
i wouldn't say western settings are underused, there may be less western based games than modern based games, but there are still plenty of western styled games out there.

and really its to soon to make any kind of judgment on this game, just because its set in modern times doesn't mean it cannot be a western, look at no country for old men, a modern film set in the modern era, but it still felt like a western type movie, as did films like, once upon in Mexico and various other films by Robert Rodriguez.

and hoping it "bombs" is just immature.
GeorgeStorm 9th February 2011, 15:52 Quote
frontline, you didn't have fall damage? I did?
It is underused, there are far fewer games in the western genre than most others.
Even fewer decent western games.
And yeah, Rev. Ray was awesome!
IvanIvanovich 9th February 2011, 19:05 Quote
i totally was thinking the same thing alf.
IvanIvanovich 9th February 2011, 19:08 Quote
oh, and another thing, does the character in the cowboy hat make anyone else think of Mickey Rourke? it would be cool if they had him do some voice acting for the game.
frontline 9th February 2011, 22:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm
frontline, you didn't have fall damage? I did?
It is underused, there are far fewer games in the western genre than most others.
Even fewer decent western games.
And yeah, Rev. Ray was awesome!

The mission where you have to collect the Eagle's feather from the top of the mountain, if you fall off whilst attempting the climb, you would generally die, however if you complete the mission and then just jump off into the water below, i did it a couple of times with zero damage (had fun trying to land on my horse below!)
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