Army of Four cover blown?

Voice actor's Twitter post mentions role in new Electronic Arts game "AO4," later says he may have gotten games mixed up.

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There could be a third Army of Two game arriving under the name Army of Four. A voice actor indicated as much today in a Twitter post spotted by a NeoGAF message board member.

OK, three spots filled, one to go…

"Just signed on to do the new AO4 video game for Electronic Arts," the tweet states. "Some splinter from Battlefield. Finally, my kids think I am cool again."

Although they are both military-themed shooters, Army of Two is not actually a Battlefield spin-off. A follow-up post on the same account acknowledged as much, saying, "Showing how distinctively uncool I am, I think I have those games mixed up."

A third Army of Two game was first hinted at last year with a pair of job listings to work on the franchise at the Montreal branch of Visceral Games. At the time, EA would say only that "Army of Two continues to be a very important franchise" for the publisher.

2008's original Army of Two focused on two-player cooperative action. Gamers could play together online as mercenary protagonists Salem and Rios, or take control of one of the mercs in single-player, with AI controlling the other character. Army of Two: The 40th Day followed up in early 2010 and is set during a fictional military attack on Shanghai.

Discussion

111 comments
KelpsterD
KelpsterD

@sammyd1234 awww..are you upset? :( poor baby

sammyd1234
sammyd1234

@KelpsterD how about STFU!!! i dont mean being able to say the f word or c word, i mean just saying s**t, just the little things, so GTFO yourself.

thaprodigy710
thaprodigy710

Cant Wait. If anyone is still playing 40th day whether you want to run through campaign again or do versus online my gamertag is THAPRODIGY789

emerin76
emerin76

@PixelAddict. ha. nice one. THATs what she said.

usermikey
usermikey

I loved both games, the pair of them are hilarious. Although for some reason I liked the first game more.

motorxd
motorxd

the game could be good, but EA will just shut down the game servers a year after launch. Unless they start selling their games at $10 a pop I won't bother with their "rental" pricing structure.

the_requiem
the_requiem

Tip to kids: Swearing doesn't make you look cool or grown up. It only makes you look like whiny d'bag.

Ninja_Tom
Ninja_Tom

Hmmm... if they're doubling the amount of characters, will they also double the length of the game? I sure hope so, i really enjoyed the first 2 games but they were way too short!

endorbr
endorbr

Hmm... On the fence. I was seriously NOT a fan of The 40th Day. My buddy and I had hours of fun out of the original though. Get back to what made the first game good... drop all the crap that made the second game so bad and maybe this will be something worth a good split screen co-op again.

fightingfish18
fightingfish18

Great games, but if they add 2 more characters, they bettter be cool. That was one of the best things about AO2, Rios and Salem are cool characters. I loved both of those games.

ReaversRevenge
ReaversRevenge

I would first like to acknowledge the 1200lb elephant in the room. Secondly i loved the second game, but with the multiple ending (IE shooting Salem in the face) will there be new charactors? or will it presume you saved him in the second game :/.

roganth
roganth

Sorry about that sammyd1234. I guess you'll have to go to youtube to do all your swearing now :(

taplok
taplok

a good game with a lot of potential... i hope they hit the right buttons for the next one.

KelpsterD
KelpsterD

@sammyd1234 Yes, they do sensor swear words Sammy. AND IF YOU DONT LIKE IT THEN GTFO OFF OF GAMESPOT. LAST TIME I LOOKED AT THE URL I DIDNT SEE ANYTHING WITH YOUTUBE IN IT SO BRINGING IT UP IS IRRELEVANT. Good Lord why do you have to be such a cry baby. "Oh I'm not allowed to swear on here :( I guess that means nobody will be able to understand how truly cool I am." Grow up.

sammyd1234
sammyd1234

Gamespot are so soft that they have to sensor S***, i dont understand, youtube lets us say whatever we want but Gamespot sensor everything

DeSchweppes
DeSchweppes

I loved Army of Two: The 40th Day because it was one of the best co-op experiences I ever had. Let's hope it is expanded upon even more and this new game continues to be a blast. If you only played it by yourself, you didn't really play it.

QOSMSTR
QOSMSTR

Cant wait for some more co-op!

emerin76
emerin76

Great. My wife and I have enjoyed hours of fun with Army of Two: The 40th Day. I hope the next is similar, just longer.

GKRider
GKRider

Right On. I actually thought the last game was pretty fun.

jimmytaker
jimmytaker

If the math is right... Army of Two was Great... so Army of Four would be Double Great? I guess it will...

M0_Mann
M0_Mann

PLEASEEEE MAKE THIS!

bluebird08
bluebird08

army of two is one of the most fun split screen games ever made, but its a shame that almost all games now dont have split screen, dead island was supposed to ship with 4 player co-op split screen, and it never did.

willpak
willpak

srbija_do_jaja said: Its a shame there isn't enough split screen co-op games. First game was decent enough for one playthrough but it didn't have lasting appeal. --------------------- You are so right. Co-op play with my brothers via splitscreen is a blast. But sadly there are not enough games for that.

srbija_do_jaja
srbija_do_jaja

Its a shame there isn't enough split screen co-op games. First game was decent enough for one playthrough but it didn't have lasting appeal. For people with wives or girlfriends that want to get them involved try out Left 4 dead if you haven't already. Real easy for them to pick up and play

jer_1
jer_1

Oh darn, they blew the lid on another crappy shooter that will undoubtedly suck like the last one.

spursfan316
spursfan316

Funniest things about the first one my buddy and I were playing it and got to the last boss. He fired and RPG into the Dude's Skull it took off very little damage. Overall good game looking forward to a possible 3rd one.

Vozlov
Vozlov

Game needs: Online and Offline co-op. A more realistic storyline based on modern day wars. As much if not more customization. Horde mode. Well tested multiplayer with dedicated servers.

Poliveira23
Poliveira23

I loved the first and the second one. Great games, great action imo.

salvucci91
salvucci91

I can't believe people bash online co-op, or even claim that split-screen is more entertaining just because it's a less common option these days. Of course playing side by side is the ultimate co-op experience (me and my friend go out of our way at least once a week to play BF3 online in the same room), but you're being stubborn if you say you'd rather a limited, distorted half of a single screen over each player having a whole one to themselves.

Joy-Stick
Joy-Stick

Although the 2nd game was toilet fodder, there is still a lot of potential. I remember playing the first one and was psyched about the second. But, unless they're busting out with sophisticated graphics and a good story with an epic campaign, the third is gonna tank.

salvucci91
salvucci91

Let's hope they un**** the series !

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I played the first one and thought it was a pretty good game and I never got to play the second one yet other then the demo.

LtReviews
LtReviews

The problem is; the combined campaign length of the first two games is less than 9 hours. I'm not going to waste money to even rent the next one.

kickblocker
kickblocker

i enjoyed the first one but the second was kinda bad, hopefully they dont mess this up

Raxyman
Raxyman

@Ladiesman17 No problem man, i just said because i know some people that played the single player only and hated the game. Until i told them to try co-op, then they liked it XD. Each is intitled to it's own opinions i know that, but i also know that you said "that's just my personal opinion though, no offense" 'cuz the internet is... Well no need to tell ya, i do the same too XD. And BTW, Trine co-op is really something, comparing it with other coop games is kind of unfair ;). @beutlich99 If it's worth something i'm in the minority with you. Couch coop is so much more fun than online IMO...

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

I have only played the demo of AO2: the 40th day, so i dont know what to expect really. But i do love co-op (though i dont play co-op enough anymore), working as a team is a nice change from competitive multiplayer and is so much fun if you are with good friends.

Pr0ving4Gr0undz
Pr0ving4Gr0undz

@Devin-B really? Can you still play the game online?

RadView
RadView

@bigg_p Same here. One thing I look for in a game before I buy is splitscreen co-op for me and wife to play. Oddly enough it works great to get to the bedroom for some more co-op afterwards... ;)

bigg_p
bigg_p

For the love of GOD, keep the local co-op, at least 2 players... Love playing campaign co-op with the missus in all games that supports it!!! I'm running support & interference, while she snipes everything she can get her sights on... Also she enjoys slow-mo headshots a little too much, gotta remember to not let her know the code to cabinet with the big guns...

vengefulwilberg
vengefulwilberg

@beutlich99 Finally, someone that understands the greatness of coop.

Mikey2K10
Mikey2K10

Army of Two was okay, but I loved the 40th Day. It was really fun, with all the weapon customization options and exciting gunplay. Bring on a third...

stailcookie
stailcookie

Didn't the first two bomb? The first sequel didn't sell well, so try again?

UxDONTxKNOW
UxDONTxKNOW

army of two and ao2 40th day were both great games though split screen co op was the only best part of the game for me both game were pretty good but in 40th day mulitiplayer was crap it was laggy and just horrible but everything else was good just keep co op in it and single player then its all good dont try to bite more than you can chew