Today, Ubisoft has announced a new sequel in the Call of Juarez franchise. This third installment, which follows on the original Call of Juarez from 2006 and Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood from 2009, is known as Call of Juarez: the Cartel. Unlike the previous two installments, which were set in the Wild West, Call of Juarez: the Cartel will instead be set in a modern era.
Though few details regarding the game are currently available, Ubisoft has confirmed that players will travel between modern-day Los Angeles and to the eponymous city of Juarez in Mexico. Ubisoft stated that the game will feature a ” very gritty and relevant” plot, suggesting that the game may be themed around the current cartel-based violence that has been sweeping northern Mexico for the past several years. The game is slated for a release this summer, and will be available for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.