Army of TWO isn't dead yet, as EA today announces the third installment, Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel, but it probably won't be the same experience fans remember.
News of Devil's Cartel carries a little bit of uncertainty. While news of the series' revival is good, EA seems keen on reinventing Army of TWO, naming Visceral Games the new developer, whereas Army of TWO and Army of TWO: The 40th Day were in the hands of EA Montreal.
They're calling this third game a "re-set," and the publisher is promising "a more intense, mature and grittier tone." Seems more of Kane & Lynch territory, but hey, guess we'll learn more in coming months.
Obviously we're still in co-op territory here, and the two protagonists, "Alpha" and "Bravo" are dropped off in Mexico, waist-deep in an ongoing drug war.
Visceral's executive producer Julian Beak talked of refreshing the series:
“Our goal with Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel is to apply our key design principles – immersive, challenging gameplay, intense narrative and focus on quality – to help improve a franchise we feel has always had a lot of potential.”