Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel 'resets' the franchise, coming in 2013

Electronic Arts' Army of Two franchise is being rebooted. Coming next March is The Devil's Cartel, a game that "resets the series" with a "more intense, mature, and grittier tone." The game is being developed by Visceral Games (the studio behind Dead Space) and will utilize the Frostbite 2 engine (the engine behind Battlefield 3).

The Devil's Cartel has players returning as Alpha and Bravo, two operatives working for Tactical Worldwide Operations (T.W.O., get it?). They will be dropped into Mexico in the middle of a drug war. "Players will need to work together as their objectives unravel, allegiances begin to blur and they face off against a ruthless opposition," EA's press release describes.

"We wanted to refresh the Army of Two franchise for a new generation of action gamers, and at the same time, stay true to the core concept that really made the first two games fan favorites," Visceral Games executive producer Julian Beak said. "With meaningful, seamless co-op gameplay at its core and explosive new tag-team features, gamers will have to work together tactically and strategically as they push through a city dominated by one of Mexico's deadliest drug cartels."

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March. Here's a first look at the game, courtesy of Game Informer: