As the name suggests, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is based on Gaumont’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated hit series, Narcos – and it’ll be coming to console and PC in Q3 2019!
Announced today by Curve Digital in collaboration with Gaumont and the development team at Kuju, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels will be making its way to not just the PC gamer, but those in console land too, allowing gamers to take on the role of the DEA or the Medellin Cartel in a brutal, turn-based action strategy title.
Based on Gaumont’s global hit series “Narcos”, the trailer for the game teases the events that may unfold, as it follows the events of the first season of Narcos, in a story narrated by El Patron himself, where players will take the role of the Medellin Cartel or the DEA.
“Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is a hugely exciting prospect for us,” said Rosemary Buahin, Marketing Director of Curve Digital. “We love the show and have ensured that our game stays true to the source material, from the locations, to the characters, the clothes, the iconic music and more. We think that the action-packed, turn-based strategy gameplay lends itself perfectly to the world of Narcos.”
“Curve Digital and Kuju have taken a deep dive into the phenomenon that is Narcos and how it’s incredible stories are told to give fans an authentic experience to interact with the brand,” said Tim Stephen, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Gaumont. “From the frantic action that comes from acting as a DEA agent or a Cartel leader, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels gives players the thrilling sensation of being the hunter or hunted as they delve into the minutiae of each operation.”
“Working with the Narcos licence has been an incredible experience so far for the team at Kuju,” said Matt White, Head of Studio at Kuju. “As creators, having such an evocative and multi-layered world to play around in gives us the ability to tell incredible stories and create awesome gameplay opportunities. We are incredibly proud of Narcos: Rise of the Cartels and hope that it will resonate with fans of the series and of the turn-based tactical genre.”
Interested to see how it all plays out? Check out that trailer below and then keep an eye on things as the weeks and months progress. We’ll be sure to bring you as much info as possible.