Electronic Arts' tactic for winning this holiday season seems to be peppering retail shelves with a torrent of shooters. Providing the heavy-weapons support for its extensive lineup of games set for release in Q4 2007 are Crytek's Crysis, Valve's Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, and Pandemic's Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, as well as its own internally developed Army of Two and Medal of Honor Heroes 2.
Today, the megapublisher gave further indication on how it will execute on its Q4 battle plans. Army of Two for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will storm North American and European retail shelves on November 15. Developing the co-op-oriented third-person shooter will be EA Montreal, whose previous credits include SSX Blur for the Wii.
With an emphasis on two-player tactical combat, Army of Two puts players in control of a two-man mercenary outfit that travels the world seeking employ from the highest bidder. Players will be afforded a wide range of options to make the most of their manpower while navigating hazards and getting the jump on their targets. Army of Two will also feature extensive weapon customization, and an "aggro meter," which clues players in to which of the two characters the enemy is concentrating its fire on at any given time.
Army of Two has not yet been rated or priced. For more on the co-op shooter, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.