Kuju and Curve Digital have announced Narcos: Rise of the Cartels for Windows PC (via Steam), PS4, Switch, and Xbox One. The game will launch digitally on all platforms in late 2019, and will get a physical release shortly afterwards.
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is a turn-based strategy game based on the popular Netflix series about the rise and fall of El Patrón’s drug empire in 1980s Columbia. The game allows you to choose either the DEA or the cartel, and is loosely based on the first season of the show. You can check out a pair of trailers above and below:
Here’s a rundown of the game:
Welcome to Colombia, 1980’s – the fires of El Patrón’s empire have been lit, its influence spanning borders, and expansion unabated. Influence and corruption is rife; cops, guards, politicians and those in between are falling into the pocket of the Medellín Cartel, and after years of production, America is finally taking notice.
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels tells the story of the hit Netflix TV series, of the rise and fall of El Patrón. Choose your side and ally with the DEA or conversely side with the Narcos. Explore recognizable locations from the show and take a role in pivotal world-altering events and battles that will define and shift the war on drugs.
Form your team from a variety of class-specific roles, join leading characters, upgrade your skills and take part in brutal turn-based combat, where your actions will have consequence.
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- BASED ON THE HIT NETFLIX TV SERIES
Authenticity is at the core of the Narcos experience and highly recognizable and iconic characters from the TV show are available to control and play, such as El Mexicano, Murphy, Peña, Primo and more. Every ‘leader’ character offers unique gameplay abilities and perks to help turn the tide of battle.
- FAST-PACED STRATEGY COMBAT
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels takes turn-based strategy combat to a whole new level with units possessing the ability to move individually one after another or multiple times within one turn, meaning the pace always being ramped up. Plan your moves wisely but be cautious as there are always consequences to your actions.
- EVERY WAR HAS TWO SIDES
Featuring two unique campaigns, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels allows 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 found, grow and expand the empire under the watchful eye of El Patrón.
- COUNTERACT AND KILL-SHOT
Innovative gameplay mechanics keep the turn-based genre fresh by allowing you to take third-person control of your units in order to engage enemies directly, giving you the opportunity to deal critical damage at optimum moments.