There's going to be a Narcos game next year


I’m feeling skeptical, but I hope I’m proven wrong

I was late to the party for Narcos, but it’s probably my favorite Netflix show to date — it put such a damper on my sleep schedule. The mostly-Colombia-set crime drama captures real-world events surrounding the rise of Pablo Escobar, the Cali Cartel, and, with the upcoming fourth season, the Guadalajara Cartel. If you like actor Pedro Pascal (and you should), Narcos is highly recommended.

The show is currently being adapted into a video game, which isn’t something I thought I’d ever get to write. The project is now underway at UK-based publisher Curve Digital’s sister company, Kuju.

I’d expect this to be a story-driven, moral-dilemma-filled adventure title given the source material, but today’s announcement doesn’t offer concrete details. The game will be out for “all major formats” in spring 2019, and it’s said to weave in “storylines and characters” from the past three seasons.

“We’re looking forward to creating a game that matches the fantastic storyline and gritty action of the Netflix series,” said Kuju head Brynley Gibson. “We’re tremendously excited and have some amazing gameplay elements in the works that will please both fans of the show and gamers.”

*Pablo will remember that.*