Curve Digital and Kuju have announced that Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is available now for PC and PlayStation 4.
Combining turn-based tactical strategy with brutal real-time combat, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels follows the first season of the award-winning Netflix series through two distinct campaigns that offer vastly different perspectives on the infamous 80's drug war.
Players can choose to help build the Medellin Cartel’s rapidly expanding narcotics empire under the watchful gaze of El Patrón or fight against them alongside Agent Murphy as the DEA.
Each campaign has its own iconic locations taken directly from the show, from Colombia’s impenetrable sun-drenched jungles to the damp streets of Medellin itself.
Recognizable characters from the series are ready and waiting to back you up – and each of them has their own unique perks to help turn the tide in battle.
Turn-based gameplay is fast and brutal. Actions in Narcos: Rise of the Cartels have lasting consequences. If you lose a member of your team during the battle, they’ll be gone for good. Moving one unit per turn, players will need to act quickly and change their tactics on the fly to stay in control of the battlefield.
“This game will appeal to gamers as well as fans of the show as it mixes the authentic feel of the series with an interactive experience to make you feel you’re right in the action," said Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive Officer at Curve Digital.
"The characters, the storyline and the history of the cartels are all there – you just have to decide whose side you’re on!”
In addition, 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.
The release date for Nintendo Switch is November 21, and on November 22 it will launch on Xbox One.