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XCOM-like 'Narcos: Rise of the Cartels' gets bombastic gameplay trailer

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Narcos (Image credit: Netflix)

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Narcos (Image credit: Curve Digital)

What you need to know

  • Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is an upcoming XCOM-like game from Curve Digital.
  • It allows you to fight for the DEA or Narcos.
  • It's coming to PC and possibly other platforms on November 19.
  • The title is expected to cost $30.

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is an XCOM-like strategy game coming to Xbox One and other platforms soon. If you're a fan of the Netflix show, you'll see some familiar faces. As expected, your job is to prevail over your foes and choose a side. This requires a lot of careful planning and much more. You can either ally with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or conversely side with the Narcos.

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is expected to launch on November 19 on PC and maybe other platforms. It's unclear how the game plays, but if it features an engaging story and combat complexity, it'll probably be a hit with gamers. However, as with any such title, we'll have to wait and find out.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.