Late to the Party: There’s a New Call of Juarez Game Coming Out This Summer?

Hey, man, we all have our off-weeks. Really, there should be no new game announcements the morning after the Super Bowl, because how the hell is anybody gonna notice when they’re either hungover as f–k or still drunk at work?

Anyway, I’m gonna say that’s the reason I inexplicably missed Ubisoft’s announcement that a new Call of Juarez game is on the way. Call of Juarez: The Cartel is the title, and they say it’ll be out this summer. Say what? OK, but that’s not the weird thing about this.

No, the weird thing about this is that this Old Western franchise is making the move to the present day, and, presumably, the cartel mentioned in the title is a Mexican drug cartel, which makes it topical, too. I would guess that some American government official is funding the cartel, because that’s how it always goes when folks write stories like this. I bet there’ll be some overly long expository speech late in the game, which will be followed by the player shooting the hell out of said official.

Ubisoft’s press release basically confirms my speculation with a quote from its marketing head: “The game will bring the best elements of the Wild West into modern times with a very gritty and relevant plot.” Yeah, see?

Whenever this does actually come out, it’ll be on PS3, PC and Xbox 360. You can get more info in the issue of EGM that just came out.

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