Coming in the latter half of 2019 to console and PC is Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, a new video game based on Gaumont’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated hit series, Narcos.
Following the events of the first season of Narcos, the newly-announced game features a story narrated by El Patron himself in which players will take the role of the Medellin Cartel or the DEA in a tactical turn-based action adventure.
“Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is a hugely exciting prospect for us,” said Rosemary Buahin, Marketing Director of Curve Digital. “We love the show and have ensured that our game stays true to the source material, from the locations, to the characters, the clothes, the iconic music, and more. We think that the action-packed, turn-based strategy gameplay lends itself perfectly to the world of Narcos.”
Video game studio Kuju, which is a sister company to publisher Curve Digital, is being tasked with developing the game.
“Curve Digital and Kuju have taken a deep dive into the phenomenon that is Narcos and how it’s incredible stories are told to give fans an authentic experience to interact with the brand,” said Tim Stephen, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Gaumont. “From the frantic action that comes from acting as a DEA agent or a Cartel leader, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels gives players the thrilling sensation of being the hunter or hunted as they delve into the minutiae of each operation.”
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels has not yet been rated by the ESRB.