Electronic Arts will ship Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel on March 26, 2013 in North America and March 29 in Europe, it has announced.
The Visceral Games-developed, Frostbite 2 engine-powered co-op sequel takes series protagonists Alpha and Bravo to Mexico to take down a “violent, bloodthirsty drug lord” and protect an “unwavering” political figure.
“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, Visceral Games. “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.”
The publisher also unveiled a special pre-order edition of the game, dubbed the “Overkill Edition.” 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.
Watch a trailer for the limited edition below.