Call of Juarez: The Cartel announced
Ubisoft's western-themed first-person series is going modern this summer with the upcoming release of Call of Juarez: The Cartel for "next-gen consoles" and PC.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel will be moving out of the old west and into the present. This time, it will take you to urban environments of Los Angeles and to the western world of Juarez, Mexico as you immerse yourself in a twisted plot full of surprises, interesting characters and a wide variety of game play options.
According to Ubisoft, The Cartel brings "the best elements of the Wild West to a new and modern setting. As a first person shooter with an immersive and mature story, players can expect to embark on a journey like no other – one that will take them from the heart of modern day Los Angeles, California to Juarez, Mexico."

“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.”
Developed by Techland, the game will feature "over 10 distinct environments including urban LA brothels and back streets, gritty boat docks, a swanky yacht party, the open deserts in Arizona and New Mexico, a Mexican funeral and more."

It will also include:

* New Co-Opetition Game Play - Partner with 2 other teammates to achieve joint objectives, while sneaking behind their back to advance your secret personal agenda Play the 20-mission campaign mode solo or with up to 3 friends Triple the replay value: Play the entire campaign with each of the 3 characters; each character has their own unique story and distinct ending.
* Fun Multiplayer Experience - Play up to 6 vs 6 in Team Death Match and Cops vs Gansters As you play, your character will evolve, unlocking weapons and gear
* Rich Story Combined With Game Play Variety - Relevant character-driven story that unfolds differently depending on which character you play Game play is driven by variety: Punitive raids, witness protection, tough interrogations, undercover missions, shootings in crowd, car chases and more Choose between 30 weapons including pistols, revolvers, sub machine guns, machine guns, assault rifles, shotguns, sniper rifles, anti air weapons and more.

The third installment of the western franchise is slated to be out this summer. More details of the game will appear in the March issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly which will hit newsstands on February 9th.