EA has today announced that the next game from Visceral Montreal, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, the third title in the Army of Two series will release on March 26th 2013 in the US and March 29th in the UK & Europe.
"With Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel we wanted to take the series in a new direction while also leveraging the aspects that made the first two Army of Two games unique," said Julian Beak, Executive Producer, Visceral Games.
"We knew coming out of the gate that meaningful co-op gameplay, customization and over-the-top action would be key pillars for us, and we're bringing these elements to the next level by presenting them in a setting that is more serious in order to dial up the intensity." Bleak continued.
Visceral Games also announced a pre-order special edition in the form of the Overkill Edition. Fans that take advantage of the Overkill Edition will gain additional guns and outfits from the moment they begin playing. The Overkill Edition includes:
Early Access to Three 'Overkillers' Contracts: Unleash massive destruction with three Contract variations designed for maximum rampage! Players must kill enemies and cause environment destruction to earn enough points to continuously stay in Overkill while making their way to the extraction point.
Tactical Co-op Gear: Lay down sustained cover fire with the TAH-9 side arm while decked out in the polymer textured outfit and mask or wield the Double D automatic shotgun while battling in the intimidating Overkill mask and outfit.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead: Bust out the Day of the Dead themed assault rifle and take on Mexico's most ruthless drug lords in Day of the Dead themed outfit and masks designed by popular tattoo artists.
And finally, here's some more official blurb from EA:
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel re-sets the series that pioneered the co-op experience, balancing the over-the-top blockbuster action the franchise is known for with a narrative tone that is more intense and mature.
Players will find themselves on the deadly streets of Mexico as Alpha and Bravo, two operatives working for a Private Military Contract outfit called Tactical Worldwide Operations (T.W.O.). The pair will come face-to-face with a violent, bloodthirsty drug lord and must fight to protect an unwavering political figure determined to take him down.
With the ability to unleash Overkill and harness the power of ultimate destruction, players will work together as their objectives unravel, allegiances begin to blur and their lives hang in the balance.
Here's some brand new screenshots from next year's title: