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Wed, Jan 13, 2010 | 18:02 GMT
EA has admitted that it “pissed a few people off” over the ability to kill terrorists for cash in the first Army of Two game.
However, according to EA Montreal boss Alain Tascan, the development team toned down Salem and Rios’ “over-the-top behavior” for the sequel.
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 | 16:04 GMT
Reviews for Army of Two: The 40th Day are starting to go live, so we’ve pulled them into one post for your convenience.
Looks like it’s getting decent scores all around, with the lowest so far being Game Informer.
Fri, Jan 08, 2010 | 19:53 GMT
Wed, Jan 06, 2010 | 21:15 GMT
Looks like GameStop has a very nice deal going for those thinking of purchasing Army of Two: The 40th Day.
If you trade in two games towards the purchase of the Salem & Rios title, you get $40 off – which means it will end up costing you $19.99 when it lands on January 12 in the US.
Proof can be found in the video below.
Tue, Jan 05, 2010 | 17:19 GMT
Two videos for Army of Two: The 40th Day popped up over on Shack, both demoing general co-op play.
The shooter lands January 12 and 15 for PSP, PS3, and Xbox 360 in the US and UK, respectively. Go watch.
Tue, Dec 08, 2009 | 09:22 GMT
Europeans didn’t like Army of Two, apparently. According to EA Montreal EP Reid Schneider, they really didn’t like it.
“We had this whole market in the US that thought the tone was cool, but in Europe everyone thought it was ridiculous and tasteless and a bunch of frat guys running around,” said the developer, speaking to GI.
“One of the things we learned was that we’re never going to be able to please both. So the way you interact with your partner and decisions you make – if you’re doing a lot of fist bumps – these influence the tone and the dialogue of your character. If your taking it on a more serious level then the game reacts seriously.”
With sequel Army of Two: The 40th Day releasing in January, Schneider added that the second game will allow players to set the tone through their own play-style.
“It’s really important for us tonally to appeal to the European audience because with the core audience in that territory, the game really turned them off so deeply that they couldn’t get to the game underneath.
“In a movie you’re distanced from those characters and you’re watching them, but in a game you are those characters and if they say something you find bothersome it rips you right out of the experience. We wanted to change the overall dialogue but also let the player tell their own a story a little bit more.”
Hit the link for more. The 40th Day’s out on January 15.
Sat, Oct 31, 2009 | 20:19 GMT
Army of Two: The 40th Day’s director, Alex Hutchinson, has said that “player storytelling trumps game-authored story every time,” and that in the past, game makers aren’t so good at storytelling.
“We need to realize that we tell traditional stories very badly,” he told GamePro. “There are very few game stories that would get published in your average fiction magazine, and it’s not because we have bad writers.
“We enable other people’s stories, and that is so powerful and fresh that if we nail it… the sky’s the limit.”
Hutchinson chats more about storytelling ideals, and Army of Two: The 40th Day in the video posted below the break.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 15:24 BST
Nelson’s confirmed that Army of Two, Midnight Club: LA and Sonic Unleashed have all been added to 360′s Games on Demand service.
Buy them. You may as well. Apparently, “THE BEST WAY TO SEE LOS ANGELES IS AT 245 MPH.” You can’t argue with that.
Fri, Oct 09, 2009 | 12:41 BST
Microsoft said today that some both GTA IV and Dead Space are to be added to 360′s Games on Demand service this month, which is probably pretty awesome.
Dates and other titles:
- October 13: GTA IV
- October 20: Sonic Unleashed, Midnight Club LA, Army of Two
- October 27: Dead Space, DiRT
Call of Duty 3 and Tom Clancy’’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 have already been added this month.
Mon, Oct 05, 2009 | 18:18 BST
EA and IDW have entered into a partnership together to launch comics based on Army of Two and Dragon Age.
The comics will start to roll out from January 2010 in print and digital form.
The press release is after the jump.
Thu, May 28, 2009 | 15:02 BST
Sony just confirmed six new titles for the Greatest Hits range for PS3, including GT5 Prologue and MGS4. A hint? Very possibly.
- Army of Two, Electronic Arts
- Battlefield: Bad Company, Electronic Arts
- Devil May Cry 4, Capcom
- Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Sony Computer Entertainment America
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Konami
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Sony Computer Entertainment America
As of June 16, this lot will cost $30.
Tue, May 26, 2009 | 16:51 BST
EA put out some new Army of Two: 40th Day shots this morning.
Not much involved in the screens other than, obviously, war.
There’s a kid in there that looks a bit like Short Round. Not sure why, but E3 will likely reveal all.
Joystiq has all four shots posted. Go take a look.
Thu, May 14, 2009 | 22:36 BST
Microsoft has announced eight new titles for the Xbox 360 Platinum Hits collection.
Each of the following games will arrive in retail for as low as $19.99, complete with repackaging.
- Army of Two
- Battlefield Bad Company
- Burnout Paradise
- EA Sports Fight Night Round 3
- Forza Motorsport 2
- Gears of War
- Mass Effect (includes Bring Down the Sky)
- Viva Pinata
Check your local retail stores for availability.
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 | 11:42 GMT
Reid Schneider, senior producer of Army of Two: The 40th Day, has told UK mag PSW that the team overstretched itself with the original game.
“If it’s not a core focus of the game, then it doesn’t really make sense to include it and with the first one, I think we got a little over-ambitious,” he said.
The sequel, releasing across three formats this winter, is to pull back a little compared to the first title.
“We’re trying to make something a little more grounded in reality,” Schneider added.
“You’re going to have waves of enemies and harder enemies to kill but the notion of boss fights… we did it a little bit in the first game but here we want to keep an air of credibility to the events.”
Fri, Mar 06, 2009 | 20:03 GMT
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 21:02 GMT
Yesterday, EA announced it would be announcing a new project from the folks behind Army of Two next week — but thanks to some sleuthing on the internet it looks like it is indeed a sequel to the shooter.
A teaser banner has popped up on the AoT site , but some digging through the source code found this:
- Game Name – “Army of Two: TFD”
- Description – “Army to Two. The definitive third person co-op shooter is back.”
- Studio Name – “EAM”
All is pretty much self explainatory except for the TFD.
Wed, Mar 04, 2009 | 18:12 GMT
EA has said it will announce a new project from the folks who brought you Army of Two next week.
The game’s developers will be giving a presentation on the title March 9, issuing an official announcement on March 12, and impressions will have an embargo lifted on March 16.
No idea what the game is, what platforms it will be for or anything else, so write those dates down, and check back with us.
EA Montreal in the outfit behind Army of Two, and the firm previously hinted that a sequel could be in the works.
Tue, Dec 02, 2008 | 19:49 GMT
The Timothy Plan, a Florida investment firm which bills itself as “conservative Christian,” is warning parents away from EA actioner Army of Two because it contains “homosexual encounters”.
In a list of 30 games deemed unsuitable for children the game is listed thus: “Army of Two: Homosexual Encounters: …Somewhat homo-erotic undertones between the two main characters are present.”
Art Ally, president, of the Timothy Plan, said: “Many, if not most, parents who buy their kids video games really don’t know the extent of sex and violence imbedded in them.
“From drug use, prostitution, murder and mayhem to vulgar profanity and blasphemy these games have become a powerfully negative influence on our kids.”
Be baffled further at GamePolitics.
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 | 15:18 BST
That was quick. EA’s officially announced the Army of Two movie.
Scott Stuber will produce the film along with EA, and screenwriter Scott Z Burns, him what did The Bourne Ultimatum, has signed on to adapt the game for the screen.
“Army of Two is a great project that has already attracted top name talent, and we’re glad to be working with Electronic Arts on making this hit game into a film franchise,” said Universal boss Donna Langley.
“Electronic Arts is a pioneer in its field, and I look forward to collaborating with them and the Universal team in taking their cutting-edge storytelling into the world of film,” said Stuber.
No date on it. Press release after the break.
Fri, Oct 24, 2008 | 07:29 BST
According to this Variety report, EA’s licensed the Army of Two movie rights to Universal, which has apparently set Scott Z Burns of The Bourne Ultimatum fame to write the script.
The studio’s aiming for the flick to be an “intelligent thriller,” apparently. Good luck with that.
“The ambiguity of these private military corporations lends weight to an intelligent thriller with relevance to what’s going on in the world right now,” said Burns.
“You have contractors with their own agendas, and two guys whose friendship supersedes all the politics. I told EA right off the bat I wasn’t a gamer, and that appealed to them because they didn’t want to simply replicate the game.”
More through there.