If Mexican officials have their way, the next Call of Juarez title may not see the light of day.
Chihuahua state legislators asked federal authorities Sunday that Call of Juarez: The Cartel be banned. The game's timeline, which for the first two titles took place during the 1800s, is transitioning to the present.
According to the game's website, the story will take players from "Los Angeles, California to Juarez, Mexico immersing yourself in a gritty plot with interesting characters and a wide variety of gameplay options."
The Associated Press stated that about 6,000 people have died in Ciudad Juarez in 2009 and 2010 due to drug-related violence.
"It is true there is a serious crime situation, which we are not trying to hide," Ricardo Boone Salmon, a congressman for Chihuahua state, told AP. "But we also should not expose children to this kind of scenarios so that they are going to grow up with this kind of image and lack of values."
Ubisoft has not yet been reached for comment.
Call of Juarez: The Cartel is scheduled for a Summer 2011 release.