The Call of Juarez western shooter franchise is taking a page from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and bringing its next entry into the modern day. So how do you make a shooter modern when it’s so strongly characterized by the Old West?
Ubisoft and developer Techland’s answer is to do what FX’s television series Justified did: juxtapose Wild West sensibilities with the realities of today. Call of Juarez: The Cartel takes players on a journey from Los Angeles to Juarez, Mexico, with a story that Ubisoft’s press release describes with words like “immersive,” “mature,” “gritty,” and “relevant.”
The publisher is mum on other details about the game, though a few screenshots have been released. No video yet, sadly. But you can expect lots more details to trickle out soon, as they’ve set the game’s release for this Summer. Call of Juarez: The Cartel is getting the exclusive spotlight in the March issue of EGM, which will be on newsstands February 9th. (You can see the cover below.) The game’s official website is at callofjuarez.com.