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    Call of Juarez: The Cartel

    Game » consists of 9 releases. Released Jul 19, 2011

    The Cartel is the third game in Ubisoft's Call of Juarez franchise, this time in a modern setting.

    Call of Juarez Goes Modern With "The Cartel"

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    Edited By BradNicholson

    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.
     

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    == 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.   
     

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    [Thanks for the link, Maurice!]
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    #1  Edited By BradNicholson

    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.
     

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    == 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.   
     

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    [Thanks for the link, Maurice!]
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    #2  Edited By phrosnite

    HAhahahahahah

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    #3  Edited By wafflez

    I'm sure this will be great.

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    #4  Edited By GreyFox

    Looks interesting. Probably will make me thirsty, all these sand color games do so :\

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    #5  Edited By Animasta

    it's too bad time travel isn't involved, that would be so much better

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    #6  Edited By Feikken

    Well, changing a game's setting to something more contemporary worked for Call of Duty so surely it will work here, right!?

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    #7  Edited By Yummylee

    Call of Juarez: Modern Westfare?

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    #8  Edited By moojuice

    Gotta give them credit for shaking up the franchise.

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    #9  Edited By nvorgang

    I bet the mainstream media will go nutso over this.

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    #10  Edited By Undeadpool

    I never really liked Call of Juarez, but this smacks of desperation. Instead of having a somewhat unique and interesting setting, it's going to look like far more games, far more of which are probably better.

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    #11  Edited By nickux

    BOOOOO!!!! A little early for April Fools isn't it?

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    #12  Edited By Agent47

    At least they are trying new things, which most people are too scared to do.So props to them for that.Though the whole cartel thing just worries me, just more fuel for the media's perception of Latinos as no good drug dealers.

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    #13  Edited By MooseyMcMan
    @Abyssfull said:
    " Call of Juarez: Modern Westfare? "
    Don't give them any ideas. 
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    #14  Edited By fugie7

    looks interesting, I would want to see some trailers or gameplay or even a demo would be cool.

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    #15  Edited By weegieanawrench
    @Laketown said:
    " it's too bad time travel isn't involved, that would be so much better "
    Call of Jaurez: Darkest of Days?
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    #16  Edited By CaptainObvious

    This kinda sucks.

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    #17  Edited By toowalrus

    You know, I like the idea of this, but I don't really care for the character design.

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    #18  Edited By ryanwho

    What a goofy stupid thing to do.

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    #19  Edited By Death_Burnout

    No

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    #20  Edited By raviolisumo

    Aren't   “the best elements of the Wild West” the fact that there's no cars or laser sights or guns that don't suck? What possible classic West element would play in a modern setting?

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    #21  Edited By damswedon

    Seems interesting, take the Ronin/ Western story and put in in a modern setting could be fun.

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    #22  Edited By max3000

    AHAHAHA. I wish they called it Call of Juarez: Modern Combat.
     
    Actually, CoJ wasn't a bad game at all. I played okay and had a nice and entertaining plot.

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    #23  Edited By Tennmuerti
    @phrosnite said:
    " HAhahahahahah "
    yes
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    This is awesome! Here's hoping for a gritty tale in the vein of Cormac McCarthy or Elmore Leonard. This is pretty much the only thing they could have done to get me interested in it. The only thing i'm concerned about is 'hacking'. Cowboys don't hack.

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    #25  Edited By Foggen

    I don't know why so many people on here are pooh-pooing this idea.  Having a Western take place in an unconventional  period worked for No Country for Old Men, it worked for Firefly, and it can work for Call of Juarez.  And yes, they're doing something similar to Call of Duty inasmuch as they're taking their franchise in a new direction so as to keep it from getting stale.  Is that a bad thing?  Sure, rag on Juarez for being middling games, but this idea isn't worthy of ridicule.

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    #27  Edited By WinterSnowblind

    Very disappointing to see it drop the old west setting.. Would have rather see them stick with that and expand upon the open world they briefly touched upon in the second game.  There was a lot of potential there.

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    #28  Edited By dr_mantas

    I loved all the Call of Juarez games so far, so hopefully this doesn't disappoint.
    Also, this would solve the "old guns suck" problem some people seem to have.

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    #29  Edited By CL60
    @Foggen said:
    " I don't know why so many people on here are pooh-pooing this idea.  Having a Western take place in an unconventional  period worked for No Country for Old Men, it worked for Firefly, and it can work for Call of Juarez.  And yes, they're doing something similar to Call of Duty inasmuch as they're taking their franchise in a new direction so as to keep it from getting stale.  Is that a bad thing?  Sure, rag on Juarez for being middling games, but this idea isn't worthy of ridicule. "
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    #30  Edited By Bones8677

    Well that's...different. I kinda like this idea, but I still have to give out a huge, "Wut?"

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    #31  Edited By fillmoejoe

    Now it's up to one man and his crew to clean up the drug infested streets of Mexico...our UAV is online. 
     
    I would say it's a cool new idea but this just reeks of riding that modern warfare bandwagon by setting it in the present day.
     
    I hope I'm wrong this this turns out into one amazing game.

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    #32  Edited By metal_mills

    Brad always posts news right after I post it on the forum. HMM...

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    #33  Edited By Cold_Wolven

    Oh not another one, the first two were just plain bad and judging by the screenshots for the third I don't see this series evolving into something better.  

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    #34  Edited By Potter9156

    What the heck?

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    #35  Edited By dragonzord
    @Cold_Wolven said:
    " Oh not another one, the first two were just plain bad  
    You are spoiled rotten if you think the second one was 'just plain bad'
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    #36  Edited By Pibo47

    This is actually kinda interesting...but yeah. Not sure how its gonna turn out.

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    #37  Edited By Nadafinga
    @Undeadpool said:
    " this smacks of desperation.
    first thing I thought as well.
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    Army of Two Cowboys.

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    #39  Edited By bybeach

    His hat's too small.......  
     
    And it occurs to me, doesn't have to be some gringo either. I remember a pretty good news story about a mexican cop battling both tht cartels and the bad guys on his own side. A little bit larger than life, maybe, but isn't that the point, especially for a vid game? 
     

     
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    #40  Edited By PhatSeeJay

    That's... surprisingly awesome.

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    #41  Edited By EpsilonSE

    This smells like someone from marketing decided to be a game developer.
     
    Head of Marketing:  "You know what's hot right now?! Modern First Person Shooters! With a crime story! And drugs! That's what kids want these days! Drugs, violence, and modern urban combat! Jenkins! I want to see you promoting our modern action crime story strategy by making one of our franchises use it! How about this Call of Jar -rez or whatever it is!?"
     
    Jenkins: "But it's about the old west, and I don't know anything about developing games, just selling them..."
     
    Head of Marketing: "GOD DAMNIT JENKINS! Quit talkin' that weak ass game, or we'll miss out our chance to hit up that kind of rush while this gravy train is still rolling!"
     
    Jenkins: "...what?" 

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    #42  Edited By LOZZAT

    This is Techland right? WHERE'S MY 'DEAD ISLAND' HMMMNMM? Eh, could be good, or not. Let's wait and see.

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    #43  Edited By Cold_Wolven
    @zoner said:
    " @Cold_Wolven said:
    " Oh not another one, the first two were just plain bad  
    You are spoiled rotten if you think the second one was 'just plain bad' "
    Having a job and playing a ton of games has opened my eyes to standards of quality and yes the second one is just plain bad.
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    #44  Edited By MysteriousBob

    Call of Juarez  did fairly well because it was one of the very few modern Western themed games. Now RDR exists, I guess they've realised that Rockstar now own the Western niche and have backed off to just make the most generic game setting of all time.

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    #45  Edited By TheFreeMan

    I really liked the second game, and this move for the franchise makes me sad. 
     
    Oh well, maybe it'll just look dumb and end up playing great.

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    #46  Edited By Winternet

    What about not naming the game Call of Juarez? That would make more sense, right?

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    #47  Edited By RafaelMei

    I bet most of you don't know but Juarez actually means Duty in spanish... (no, it doesn't)

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    #48  Edited By cornbredx

    A "modern" western could be decent. Shame I don't have faith this developer can pull it off. I don't know, though. We shall see.

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    #49  Edited By lethalki11ler
    @Cold_Wolven said:
    " @zoner said:
    " @Cold_Wolven said:
    " Oh not another one, the first two were just plain bad  
    You are spoiled rotten if you think the second one was 'just plain bad' "
    Having a job and playing a ton of games has opened my eyes to standards of quality and yes the second one is just plain bad. "
    Agree to disagree. I thought the second game was great and so did many critics who I'm sure have pretty high standards of quality playing tons of game AS a job.

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