The Next Call Of Juarez Brings Cowboys To Modern Day LA

Trading the open plains for the sprawling streets of Los Angeles, Call of Juarez: The Cartel presents a modern day twist to Ubisoft's western first-person shooter series.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is the third game in Ubisoft's cowboy adventure series, far removed from the 2007 original and 2009's Bound in Blood. The game will take players from the streets of Los Angeles, California all the way to Juarez, Mexico, no doubt on the hunt for something important and/or worth a great deal of money.

We don't know much about the plot at this point. We know the game is coming to "next-gen consoles" and PC this summer and is being developed by Techland. All we have beyond that is a press release quote.

"Call of Juarez: The Cartel is an action-packed shooter game with a strong story, interesting characters and a wide variety of gameplay options," said Adam Novickas, director of marketing at Ubisoft. "The game will bring the best elements of the Wild West into modern times with a very gritty and relevant plot."

More details will be coming on February 9, when the latest issue of gaming mag EMG hits the stands. Until then, enjoy the box art.


    Why does the industry still use "next-gen" when talking about the current console generation?

      I think next-gen consoles is being used more now as a way of saying PS3 and Xbox 360 but not Wii.

    I'd love to see a normal citizen walk around like that cowboy in the picture digging shotguns and get away with it.

    It is VERY strange seeing a gangster, an FBI agent and a cowboy on a cover at the same time.

    Call of Doubtful for me.

      All it's missing is a construction worker, an Indian and a funky disco track!

    the Call of Juarez story isn't that bad (especially compared to a lot of other video game storylines) and I can see how this could fit, only because of the way the first game ended (the 2nd game was a prequel).

    But the only thing seperating Call of Juarez from being a run of the mill shooter was the fact it was set in the old west.

    Now its going to need to have something else to make it worthwhile.... hmm

    Yeah this has just turned me off the game totally, the main reason that I enjoyed it so much was because it was set in the 'wild west'.

    Could be okay as long as there is LADDER GOAT!!!!!!!!

    "Next gen" huh?

    Either they're letting on something huge, or Techland are stuck in 2006...

    I love the cleaned up CALL OF JUAREZ logo, obviously designed to look as similar to the current COD logo. There are going to be some pissed off children when mum accidentally comes home with this!

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