We'll no doubt be hearing more about Call of Juarez: The Cartel at this year's E3 -- as soon as Monday, even, during Ubisoft's keynote. For now, we've got a few new screenshots, all revolving around the game's "coopetition" mechanic.
What the hell is "coopetition," you ask? Well, grasshopper, it involves cramming the words "cooperative" and "competition" into one. Basically, you'll still be working with other players in The Cartel, but at the time time, you will find many opportunities to face off against them. These opportunities for passive aggression are split into three types:
- Secret Agendas – Additional objectives characters receive from their contacts, handlers or informants which need to be done in secrecy.
- Items – Each character needs to be on the lookout for items of particular interest to them or their contacts. The key is, of course, to avoid getting caught.
- Challenges – Measureable challenge segments where players race to reach a randomly selected goal. I.e. Be the first to score four headshots.
If you successfully pull off these special tasks, you'll earn additional XP to use for leveling and weapon unlocks. It's like a Housewives reality show, but not as mind-numbing.