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Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Ubisoft Announces Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Written Monday, February 07, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Get your cynical sighs ready people, as Ubisoft's first-person Western franchise is jumping the shark into the modern day for Call of Juarez: The Cartel. The third in the Call of Juarez series, The Cartel transports the story to the present day, dragging the Wild West kicking and screaming into a contemporary setting.

Boasting "an immersive and mature story", you'll embark upon a journey that will take you from Los Angeles, California to Juarez, Mexico. That means new characters, cars instead of horses, choppers, iPods, Twitter and McDonald's hamburgers.

“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 Caroline Stevens, EMEA Brand Director at Ubisoft. “The game will bring the best elements of the Wild West into modern times with a very gritty and relevant plot.”

Whether developer Techland will manage to cram co-op into this one remains to be seen though, but we'll find out as soon as Call of Juarez: The Cartel releases in summer 2011. Check out the first two gritty and mature screens.


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Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 11:53:32 AM
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yes finlly

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Comment #2 by Ashwin10
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 11:54:49 AM
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Lookz nice so far. Hope they add the co op gameplay for SP.

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Comment #3 by Kalamoj
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 12:05:07 PM
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I'll miss the western feeling.

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Comment #4 by GAZDAN
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 12:15:15 PM
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Lose the multiplayer as the last MP outing was terrible! If they lose it, then this will have potential!

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Comment #5 by weephilymcvey
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 12:24:18 PM
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Get in there! Dont no wat 2 make about the modern-day setting tho... has alot of potential just hope it can be harnessed correctly

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Comment #6 by Pabs_85
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 12:47:40 PM
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Comment #7 by Donkey-er
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 12:50:52 PM
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looks pretty sweet! I'll definitly keep my eye on this one:D

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Comment #8 by JBear
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 01:00:30 PM
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Techland are capable of making a very good game graphically and story wise, but, do i want another modern day shooter ? Answer - No.

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Comment #9 by Ol_Moldy_Noah
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 01:18:34 PM
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Shoulda stuck with the Western vibe. Played the first two COJ games, wont touch this one.

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Comment #10 by StarFoxMania
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 01:19:26 PM
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R.I.P. COJ :(

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Comment #11 by donald047
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 01:30:23 PM
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will give it a chance, but unsure what it'll be like. should be interesting though.

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Comment #12 by regp
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 01:33:04 PM
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rambo+mario almada= call of juarez:the cartel :P

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Comment #13 by Deviant Vanguard
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 02:16:58 PM
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Well they just went and killed this series *claps ubisoft*

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Comment #14 by AGNT-BLANK
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 02:24:44 PM
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Seriously what the hell? I was like sweet!, I loved Call of Juarez and love the Western genre. This is a %100 pass.

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Comment #15 by Pine-_-Apple
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 02:27:25 PM
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I loved the story of bound in blood. I hope this one is even better. I don't even care much about the gameplay.

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Comment #16 by HappyNoodleBoi
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 02:35:56 PM
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Call of Juarez was not that great and wanted my $20 back immediately. Fine with me I guess

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Comment #17 by kewlguitarist
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 02:58:39 PM
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Why are they going modern? Call Of Juarez was good. Not the best game ever but it was the best western game around. RDR was rubbish and that's the only other current western.

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Comment #18 by Lord Tony
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 03:29:50 PM
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So RDR was rubbish enough to get game of the year? Nice logic kewlguitarist.

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Comment #19 by craigdck
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 03:31:48 PM
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old west, or modern doesn't matter, as long as it is good.

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Comment #20 by Vapor_N4
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 03:48:37 PM
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They should be making a new Rainbow 6 instead of this

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Comment #21 by AverySegaw
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 04:12:44 PM
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@18 Remember that now-rubbish game series Call of Duty? Popularity does not equate to a good game.

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Comment #22 by doolindesperado
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 04:15:35 PM
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I'm surprised they did a third one; but then again moving it to modern day open ups lots of new directions for the story. Wonder if we are dissidents of the original characters or something new. Looks like I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

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Comment #23 by MikeKeese
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 04:22:58 PM
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Ugh. Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood may be one of the most underrated games of this generation. I was just thinking the other day how I would like to play another CoJ but without the McCall's I was wondering if I'd like it but now I think I'll definitely pass.

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Comment #24 by Gyrfalcon09
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 04:26:26 PM
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Sadness, won't feel like COJ without the western setting. Will watch and see, but definitely not scrambling to pre-order this one.

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Comment #25 by MrS97
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 04:29:01 PM
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Comment #26 by timewarp
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 05:06:47 PM
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I'd be happier if god announced Cancer 2

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Comment #27 by WeaponXI000
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 05:31:59 PM
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This will give me a reason to try and play Bound in Blood again.

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Comment #28 by Irish Pub Boxing
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 07:08:51 PM
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I hated Bound In Blood, I'm sure this will be no better. Present Day Western without the Western part? No Thanks.

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Comment #29 by kewlguitarist
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 07:14:44 PM
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#18 Like guy just after said popularity does not make a good game. It was flawed and not very fun. It had hundreds of graphical glitches. CoJ was just great fun and I had many a good match in the MP as well as thoroughly enjoying the SP. This game however looks like Ubisoft have ruined the franchise.

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Comment #30 by Lord Tony
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 07:52:14 PM
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What are you guys talking about I was just replying to kewlguitarist when he said red dead redemption is rubbish.

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Comment #31 by JBear
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 08:19:35 PM
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Red Dead was (is) rubbish. There, i said it, move on.

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Comment #32 by JBear
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 08:25:32 PM
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Anyway, after initial reservations, if this is anything like a cross between CoJ, Firefly, and Saints Row then put my name on the pre order list. Fingers crossed.

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Comment #33 by hooch is crazy
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 09:05:31 PM
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Comment #34 by Sly-Creed
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 09:58:01 PM
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I find it funny that people complain about them doing something different, however, when it comes to other games like Call of Duty, people say its too similar. They are trying something different with the series, shouldnt all you guys that complain about sequels being too similar be happy?
Cant wait for this. As long as the gameplay and the story stays as good as bound in blood, I am getting it. Wouldnt mind co-op either.

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Comment #35 by MikeKeese
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 11:09:00 PM
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I don't like the idea because Bound in Blood definitely had a story that could be built on it and it actually had a very enjoyable story, which is rare these days. I could care less about playing the game without the McCall's.

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Comment #36 by JhonaX
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 02:33:09 AM
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looks sweet.. please let there be co-op in campaign mode...

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Comment #37 by murtancan
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 05:04:22 AM
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Wait a minute, where is the OLD WEST? Ill miss Veteran, Hombre, etc. RIP CoJ. This looks terrible.

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Comment #38 by Plathunt31
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 06:08:47 AM
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I really enjoyed bound in blood. If the gameplay is simular and a decent story i will probs get this.

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Comment #39 by DA PAUL
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 08:05:50 AM
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wasnt there supposed to be dlc for bib???????oh well....

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Comment #40 by Arcane Paradise
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 12:41:19 PM
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Well the first two CoJ games didnt have any drugs or nudity or stuff like that, couldnt do that in the old west, but now that its a modern day time setting the drugs and tits will be out in full swing, this will surely make it game of the year, lol.

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Comment #41 by dante_kinkade
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 09:22:38 PM
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Should be good like the other games, and one thing about westerns, they can sync up fine with any thing really, Iv seen the old west with demons, fallen angels, zombies, chainguns, cursed guns, time travlers, mecs and so many other things and things always tend to work out great.

#40 lol you must have never watched Deadwood then.

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Comment #42 by timewarp
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 11:15:07 AM
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How was Red Dead Redemption rubbish?! I had brilliant fun playing that game and the DLC just made it better. Ok it a little short but the gameplay had another variaty to keep me from getting bored and apart from a few glitches (WHICH by now Rockstar's probably famous for and let's be honest here Donkey Lady is nothing more then hella awesome)

It wasn't the best game out last year though, I'll give you that much. But comparing RDR to a game like this is like comparing the mona lisa to an elephant painting.

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Comment #43 by BananaSausage47
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 03:33:13 PM
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@26 grow the fuck up you insensitive dick.

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Game Info


US July 19, 2011
Europe July 22, 2011
Japan October 13, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-12
ESRB: Mature
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