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Netflix Narcos: coming to a controller near you soon

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels can be pre-ordered now. (Source: Curve Digital/Kuju)
Narcos: Rise of the Cartels can be pre-ordered now. (Source: Curve Digital/Kuju)
Curve Digital & Kuju have announced that they are bringing a title based on the Netflix show Narcos to PCs and consoles. It will allow a user to play either for the Cartel in question or against it a DEA agent. This original content will be set in the 1980s El Patron era, and is available as a digital download from now.

For those who have somehow not gotten enough 20th-century Colombian drug-runner culture through the Netflix smash-hit Narcos, Curve Digital and Kuju have brought the same to gaming. Their new title Rise of the Cartels offers never-before-experienced content based on the popular show. This new release has versions for PC, as well as for Playstation 4 (PS4), Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch.

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels allows a gamer to take the part of either the illicit group in question or the law-enforcers working against them in the US. Accordingly, it will incorporate the original characters El Patron or Steve Murphy as the player's source of missions and direction.

The Narcos game is to be made available as a physical and virtual game on its respective new platforms. The latter can be pre-ordered as of September 19, 2019; alternatively, Kuju and Curve plan to have the hard copies on sale in the last quarter of the same year.

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Curve Digital/Kuju Press Release

London, England, September 19, 2019 - Curve Digital and Kuju are proud to announce Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, a brutal tactical turn-based strategy game based on Narcos, the multi-award-winning Netflix series produced by Gaumont. Coming digitally to PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in late 2019 with a physical release launching in Q4 2019, available for pre-order at retailers starting today. To celebrate the announcement, Curve and Kuju have smuggled a new trailer over the border, showcasing the game’s stylish visuals and authentic Narcos atmosphere.   Check out both "Choose your side" Narcos Rise of the Cartels' trailers : youtu.be/aI9NIvSneO4 (<wbr />Narcos) youtu.be/HSNn9cHkwj0 (<wbr />DEA)   Narcos: Rise of the Cartels allows players to relive the events of the first season, taking the side of either the Medellin Cartel or the DEA in two distinct campaigns. In 1980’s Colombia El Patrón’s influence is rapidly expanding, with drugs, corruption and crime spreading out from the Colombian town of Medellin. America is now starting to take notice. Do you help the Narcos’ drug empire rise to the top under the watchful eye of El Patrón, or topple the growing criminal enterprise alongside Steve Murphy as the DEA?   Based on the hit Netflix series from production company, Gaumont,, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels features iconic locations and characters from the show, offering players the chance to step into the criminal underworld alongside characters such as El Mexicano, Murphy, Peña, Primo and more - each with their own unique gameplay abilities and perks to help turn the tide of battle. Explore familiar scenery from the show and take a pivotal role in world-altering events that will define and shift the war on drugs.   Fans of turn-based strategy will experience an exhilarating new take on the genre, with units on both sides moving simultaneously and with innovative new mechanics that allow players to take direct third-person command over their units in critical moments. Form your team from a variety of class-specific roles, upgrade your skills and join leading characters on the path to dominance, but beware - your actions will have lasting consequences.   For more information please get in touch with David Lozada via email [email protected]   About Curve Digital Curve Digital is one of the leading publishers of games on PC and consoles. Since 2013, the company has been working with some of the world’s best game developers to help bring their games to the broadest possible global audience; from indie hits like Dear Esther to the likes of the multi-million-selling Human: Fall Flat.  In 2017 Curve Digital was recognised by the celebrated Develop Industry Excellence Awards as ‘Publishing Hero’ and crowned the ‘Indie Games Publisher of the Year’ at the 2018 MCV Awards.  Most recently Curve Digital has been shortlisted for ‘Community Management of the Year’ and ‘Indie Games Publisher of the Year’ at the 2019 MCV Awards.   For more information, please visit: www.curve-digital.com

About Kuju
Kuju makes compelling games and branded experiences for VR, AR, console and PC platforms. With 20 years of experience, Kuju has an impressive gameography, encompassing over 125 titles.
Kuju has produced games for some of the world’s leading publishers including Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Activision, Disney and Ubisoft.
Alongside developing original concepts, Kuju has been entrusted with developing globally recognised IP such as Narcos, The Lord of the Rings, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, The Voice, Grease, Zumba, Dancing with the Stars and Guitar Hero.
Kuju is a division of Curve Digital Entertainment and the Catalis Group.

 

About Gaumont Formed in France in 1895, Gaumont is the oldest film company in the world, with offices in Paris, Los Angeles, London, Berlin and Buenos Aires. Gaumont produces and distributes high-quality TV programming worldwide such as the award-winning series Narcos in its 5th season, and F is for Family in its 4th season for Netflix; the German show The Barbarians for Netflix; the 3rd season of the British show Tin Star for Sky and Amazon Prime Video; the French show Arsene Lupin with Omar Sy for Netflix; and the animated show Do Re & Mi with Kristen Bell, for Amazon Prime Video.    Gaumont co-produces and distributes around ten films a year in theaters, and the film library encompasses over 1400 titles from prestigious directors such as Louis Malle, Jean-Luc Godard, and more recently, Toledano and Nakache for The Intouchables, the highest-grossing French language movie ever with over $450 million in revenue to date.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-09-20 (Update: 2019-09-20)