Those hesitant to start up their own fledgling drug cartel due to the pesky interference of the law just got some good news. The peeps behind the Netflix original series Narcos and renown game publisher FTX Games have joined forces for Narcos: Cartel Wars, a mobile game launching in September that will make this whole drug cartel thing much easier to accomplish from the comfort of your futon. Variety announced the game, a collab between Narcos producers Gaumont Television and FTX, with the promise that the immersive experience would go for a commendable $0.00 on the App Store.
"Narcos is about a lot more than violence, money, and power," Aaron Berndtson, FTX Games' head of business development, told Variety Tuesday. "We really wanted to explore the moral ambiguity from the show, where right and wrong are subjective. We're very excited to put these choices into the player's hands." Moral ambiguity? Sounds like my kind of game.
Narcos: Cartel Wars will toss players right into the Pablo Escobar-esque action, casting them as an "up-and-coming cartel lieutenant" who must choose between boring shit like loyalty or awesome shit like unadulterated power. But, hey, don't take it from us. Peep the official game synopsis straight from FTX Games' mouth:
It's all fair game when you run your own cartel in the official game of NARCOS.
Step into the dangerous and thrilling role of cartel kingpin in the official game of the hit television show NARCOS. Decide between leading through raw power or gathering respect through loyalty. Sometimes bad people do good things… In the end you must decide, will it be "Plata o Plomo"?
There is money and power to be made. From now on, nowhere is safe.
In a strategic move that any virtual drug cartel leader will admire, Narcos: Cartel Wars is set to be released alongside the premiere of Narcos' second season on Netflix in September. Spoiler alert: Things aren't looking too good for Pablo this season.
FTX Games did not immediately respond to Complex's request for comment, hopefully because they're simply too busy making sure Narcos: Cartel Wars is the best virtual drug cartel game of the year.