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Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 09:46 BST
Army of Two and Skate It developer EA Montreal will let some staff go as part of “routine changes”.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 | 06:28 GMT
EA’s generous sharing of the Frostbite engine continues with a mysterious project in Montreal.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 | 08:03 BST
EA Montreal is looking for a number of new employees to work on Visceral Games’ best-selling Army of Two and Dead Space franchises.
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 | 17:22 GMT
Hit the link for EA Montreal’s Army of Two: The 40th Day launch promo. It features a great many explosions.
The co-op shooter’s doing the business for 360 and PS3 on January 15.
Fri, Jan 08, 2010 | 19:53 GMT
Mon, Jan 04, 2010 | 19:50 GMT
EA’s Army of Two: The 40th Day “comedy” viral movies entered a whole new phase of fun today, with Salem and Rios hitting London for more hi-jinx than you can possibly believe.
After the break. The game’s out on January 15.
Mon, Dec 21, 2009 | 17:09 GMT
Army of Two’s Salem and Rios are on their way to London to promote The 40th Day. Look.
Apparently the pair are to “speak to the press, sign copies of their game, ride the Army of Two battle bus and still find time to mix with some very special British celebrities.”
The game’s out on January 15. Expect more hilarity in the meantime. Watch us playing through the demo here.
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 | 17:36 GMT
EA Montreal’s general manager, Alain Tascan, has told Edge that its to start focusing more HD consoles titles and “fewer and bigger things”, citing Army of Two: The 40th Day as an example.
This means fewer Wii games, and a shifting focus on “action titles”.
“The Wii market is a little bit unpredictable these days,” said Tascan, “We’re going to see how Christmas is going to do and while with the Wii we have had very successful titles, we are going to focus on big, blockbuster-type titles.
“It doesn’t mean that we are going to abandon the Wii, but as a studio we want to be ready for new challenges.
“I feel right now our label wants to focus on fewer and bigger things, and the market is going through this soft transition where people want these very high value productions on one side, which is our specialty within the games label, but also this casual, but high quality, product that they can play quickly, of which mobile is one part and Playfish is another. We’re just trying to adapt to the reality of today.
“I think the market is showing that if you don’t adapt fast enough then you’ll be in trouble.”
Hit the link for the rest.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 14:57 BST
EA Montreal’s Alain Tascan has admitted to GI.biz that the firm may one day revive the SSX snowboarding series should consumers demand it.
“We have a big catalog and we were talking about what people like,” he told the site. “I think this is something we will look at in the future to see if it makes sense to revive the franchise.
“It’s a little bit early to talk about it, but I feel… I know internally it is a franchise that people love because it was successful and good, and it reminds me of when we were young, and I feel if the market is there and is ready for a new one then we’ll consider it.”
In 2005, SSX On Tour was the last game in the franchise released, which saw launches on GameCube, PS2, PSP and Xbox.
More through the link.
Thu, Aug 20, 2009 | 19:50 BST
EA Montreal VP Alan Tuscan has told CVG that some of EA’s legacy games from the 16-bit era could make a return to the gaming spotlight.
“I am certain that some of them will come back. I won’t be able to tell you which one,” Tuscan told the site during GamesCom. “Look at Ubisoft and what they did with Prince of Persia – in my memory one of the best exercises in taking a beloved franchise and making something really special out of it.
“So from this example, I’m pretty certain that we’ll see within EA as well some franchises that we say hey – we’re keen, we’re excited, the audience wants it.
“Maybe it’s going to be Road Rash that’s going to be one. I don’t know.”
The Seven Cities of Gold, anyone?
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 | 10:07 BST
EA Montreal’s latest Army of Two: The 40th Day trailer – seen below – details a morality system in the title.
Basically, you press buttons to make choices in certain situations. You can be good or bad. You can make decisions as partners. Want to kill a do-gooding guard? Go ahead. But what about his goddamn family?
And that’s it. It’s out later this year.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 | 16:03 BST
After the break. There’s a lot of shooting, things blowing up and men throwing women out of buildings in it. Normal stuff.
No date on it yet. It’s down for PS3, 360 and PSP.
Thu, Mar 12, 2009 | 13:32 GMT
EA’s just officially announced Army of Two: The 40th Day.
The game is exactly as rumoured, taking place in Shanghai and featuring the same characters from the original, Rios and Salem.
From the release:
When a disaster of epic proportions strikes Shanghai, China, Rios and Salem find themselves right in the middle of it all — the wrong place, the wrong time, but the right team. A carefully orchestrated series of mysterious catastrophes is dragging Shanghai to the brink of ruin, and now the Army of Two must fight their way through ravaged city districts as they try to beat the odds and uncover the secret of the 40th Day.
PS3, 360 and PSP this “winter”.
Full thing after the break.
Sat, Feb 02, 2008 | 16:34 GMT
If you can speak Spanish, or if you’re really dying to know more on EA’s upcoming buddy-buddy third-person action title Army of Two, then take a look at these videos of a recent presentation of the game in Barcelona. Be warned: it’s shaky cam, but it does show plenty of in-game footage. Army of Two is nearing release, and, according to this, you can expect to see something substantial very soon.