Based on the critically acclaimed Netflix show, Narcos: Rise of the Cartel hits the PC and Playstation 4 today. If you haven’t yet seen the show, it’s based on Pablo Escobar’s rise to power in the ’80s as he turned the world upside down through cocaine domination. Great news, now you can play through the award-winning Netflix show without the jail time and risk of death. Neat!
What is Narcos: Rise of the Cartels?
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels allows you to relive Pablo Escobar’s infamous ’80s cocaine stranglehold. Set in Columbia during the ’80s, the game features two campaign modes following the first season of the tv show. Are you on the side of Columbia and justice? Choose to play alongside DEA Agent Murphy in the fight to end the narcos reign. Or are you more about that coked-out, empire-building life? If so, help Medellin’s “El Paisa Robin Hood” defeat the system and spread the blow worldwide.
(From the official press release:)
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.
When does Narcos: Rise of the Cartels release?
The game releases on November 19, 2019 for PC and Playstation 4. It will release for Switch November 21, 2019 and Xbox November 22, 2019.