Electronic Arts announced the release date for Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel. It will be released on March 26, 2013. Electronic Arts also revealed that all preorders will be upgraded to the Overkill Edition. The Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Overkill Edition includes early access to three "Overkillers" contracts. EA did not offer much in the way of details, saying only that these variations have been designed with "maximum rampage" in mind.
The Overkill Edition also packs in the TAH-9 sidearm and Double D automatic shotgun, as well as a special Overkill-themed mask and outfit. Lastly, the preorder bundle includes a Day of the Dead-themed assault rifle, as well as a similarly themed outfit and masks.
A co-op shooter developed by Visceral Games Montreal and running on DICE's Frostbite 2 game engine, The Devil's Cartel is aimed at "resetting" and "refreshing" the franchise. In the game, players will find themselves in Mexico, battling as two operatives working for the Tactical Worlwide Operations (T.W.O).
Players will be dropped into the middle of a drug war, tasked with an assignment full of corruption and deceit. Gamers will be able to "unleash the power of ultimate destruction" and must work together to see victory over ruthless opposition.