Play Both Sides In Narcos: Rise Of The Cartels

by Gary Catig
Credit: Curve Digital/Kuju

Last summer at E3, Netflix previewed their foray into video games by helping develop titles based off of Stranger Things and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. They now have another project related to their original programming. Set to be released next month is Narcos: Rise of the Cartels.

Narcos is developed by Kuju and published by Curve Digital. It is a turn-based tactical game that follows the events of the first season. Players can visit iconic locations and take control of their favorite characters including El Mexicano, Murphy, Peña and Primo.

Credit: Curve Digital/Kuju

There are two different campaigns focusing on either the Cartels or the DEA. Regardless of side, there are a variety of units to choose from with upgradable skills. Also, at critical moments of the mission, you can take direct control of your team to turn the tide of battle.

Features include:

BASED ON THE HIT NETFLIX SERIES – Authenticity is at the core of the Narcos: Rise of the Cartels experience and highly recognizable and iconic characters from the TV show are available to control and play, each offering unique gameplay opportunities.

EVERY WAR HAS TWO SIDES – Featuring two unique campaigns Narcos: RIse of the Cartels enables you to see the war from both sides. Choose to side with the DEA and fight alongside Steve Murphy to bring down the drug empire, or choose to side with the Narcos in order to help fund, grow and expand the empire of El Patrón.

FAST-PACED TACTICAL COMBAT Narcos: Rise of the Cartels takes tactical combat to a whole new level with units possessing the ability to move individually one after another or multiple times in one turn, meaning the pace is always ramped up. Players will have to plan their actions cautiously as they will face lasting consequences.

COUNTERACT AND KILL-SHOT – Innovative gameplay mechanics keep the turn-based combat fresh by allowing the player to take third-person control of units in order to engage enemies directly, providing the opportunity to deal critical damage at optimal moments.

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels looks like an interesting take on the turn-based strategy genre. It will launch digitally on November 19 for PlayStation 4 and PC, November 21 on Nintendo Switch and November 22 on Xbox One.

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