Here’s a fun one: Polish developer Techland has revealed that it’s working on a third installment in the Call of Juarez franchise, but unlike the other two titles, it won't be set in the Wild West. No, instead, it’ll be set in the modern world.
I’m not making this up. In a press release issued today, publisher Ubisoft said Call of Juarez: The Cartel will feature “the best elements of the Wild West” in a modern setting. An EGM exclusive is keeping the details light at the moment, but we do know that the game will include two locales: Los Angeles and Juarez, Mexico. Also, it's slated for release on the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 this summer.
== TEASER ==No-one bought this at the time, but a site called Gamers accurately reported on The Cartel’s setting switch in December, 2010. According to the now-believable report, The Cartel will feature four-player co-op and a “corruption” mechanic that’ll pit players against each other. The intel (or translation) here is sketchy, but if true, you’ll be able to take side-missions via cell phone that you don’t want your pals to know about.
Among the other things this article confirms: car chase and shooting segments, hacking, and bullet time. I guess you should still take this aside stuff with a grain of salt, but we'll get confirmation soon enough. Said issue of EGM hits on Feb. 9, 2011.
[Thanks for the link, Maurice!]