It was late 2018 when we first heard of Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, with the teams at Curve Digital, Gaumont and Kuju announcing the game that has been based on the award winning Netflix show. But since that time things have gone a little quiet – until now, as the announcement comes that the game is on track for a Q4 2019 release.
Coming to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is a brutal tactical turn-based strategy game based on Netflix’s Narcos, Coming digitally to all formats in late 2019, with a physical launch happening during Q4, it is certainly one to keep an eye on, particularly if you’re a fan of the show.
To celebrate the announcement of these release windows, and the fact that the game is now available for preorder, a couple of new trailers have been smuggled out, showcasing the game’s stylish visuals and authentic Narcos atmosphere.
In Narcos: Rise of the Cartels you will get the chance to relive the events of the first season, taking the side of either the Medellin Cartel or the DEA in two distinct campaigns. In 1980’s Colombia El Patrón’s influence is rapidly expanding, with drugs, corruption and crime spreading out from the Colombian town of Medellin, and America is now starting to take notice. The question is, do you help the Narcos’ drug empire rise to the top under the watchful eye of El Patrón, or topple the growing criminal enterprise alongside Steve Murphy as the DEA?
Based on the hit Netflix series from Gaumont, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels will feature the same iconic locations and characters from the show, offering players the chance to step into the criminal underworld alongside the likes of El Mexicano, Murphy, Peña, Primo and more. Each of these will come with their own unique gameplay abilities and perks to help turn the tide of battle, as you go about exploring familiar scenery from the show and take a pivotal role in world-altering events that will define and shift the war on drugs.
Should you be a fan of turn-based strategy then Narcos will let you experience an exhilarating new take on the genre, with units on both sides moving simultaneously and with innovative new mechanics that allow players to take direct third-person command over their units in critical moments. Form your team from a variety of class-specific roles, upgrade your skills and join leading characters on the path to dominance, but beware – your actions will have lasting consequences.
Keep an eye out for the fully confirmed release date in the weeks ahead, but for now, it’s trailer time… and there are a couple to watch. Let us know which way you will swing.