Curve Digital and Kuju have announced the upcoming release of Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, a brutal tactical turn-based strategy game which will allow players to relive the events of the first season of Narcos, the multi-award-winning Netflix series, taking the side of either the Medellin Cartel or the DEA in two distinct campaigns.
Check out two trailers here, inviting you to choose your side:
In 1980’s Colombia El Patrón’s influence is rapidly expanding, with drugs, corruption and crime spreading out from the Colombian town of Medellin. America is now starting to take notice. 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?
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels features iconic locations and characters from the series, offering players the chance to step into the criminal underworld alongside characters such as El Mexicano, Murphy, Peña, Primo and more – each with their own unique gameplay abilities and perks. Explore familiar scenery from the show and take a pivotal role in world-altering events that will define and shift the war on drugs.
Fans of turn-based strategy will also 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.