Army of Two furloughed 'til '08

Electronic Arts delays its co-op shooter from original November release date to give it another coat of polish.

A rough-around-the-edges group of ragtag military misfits might be able to make the grade in theaters (Stripes, In the Army Now, and Delta Farce), but "rough around the edges" just doesn't cut it in the latest volley of console wars. As a result, Electronic Arts has delayed the release of its co-op-focused third-person shooter Army of Two, according to a report from Reuters.

Previously expected to see release on November 13, Army of Two has been shuffled back into EA's early 2008 lineup, with the publisher saying it needs the extra time to polish the shooter. The game will be one of three semi-comic military-themed titles from EA next year, along with Bad Company and Mercenaries 2, which were both delayed from 2007 release dates themselves.

In recent years, EA has delayed a number of games for quality concerns, although the final products have delivered mixed results. Most notably, the publisher pushed back 2006's Superman Returns--only to have it become critical kryptonite. The Godfather, which missed the lucrative holiday sales season in 2005, landed respectable reviews upon its release in 2006.

The game has been under development at EA's Montreal studio since 2005. For more on Army of Two, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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KoGfullmetal980
KoGfullmetal980

This game is gonna be insane for Co-op! Me and my friend are gonna are gonna have a blast with this! He's a stay back, long-range kind of shooter. And I like to rush in and take everyone out with med. range weapons like M16A4s, and G36c. It's gonna be sick with the exclusive weapons for pre-orderers!

HalfBak3dM0nkey
HalfBak3dM0nkey

Boi-of-doom made an excellent point. It is really quite stupid for developers to generate hype in the form of release dates. Because if the game is not released on that date, many people will get angry that the developers keep postponing the date a little bit more each time. An example I could draw from this was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Gamecube. While it was a good game, it was dragged further into development for about a year and a half beyond what they said they would release it. I had it pre-ordered for a full year, and felt like withdrawing it.

skatatay
skatatay

Its coming out March 4th

Aarontan1
Aarontan1

When is the exact release date of this game? I have been waiting for the longest time for this game.

mia_bori
mia_bori

I BELIVE THIS GAME IS GANA BE A AWESOME GAME AND MAYBE EVEN THE GAME OF THE YEAR

Aarontan1
Aarontan1

Genre: Modern First-Person Shooter Can somebody tell me is this game a FPS or a Third person shooter??/

dlandeiro
dlandeiro

I totally agree. I have seen some games released this year that would have been a marvellous piece if the developer would have taken the time to add a little more creativity (i.e. Stranglehold, MOH Airborne, ACE Combat 6, etc.) I was also very dissapointed with Hour of Victory, yet I was reluctant to place with the list, since it would not be fair to those on the list. Hour of Victory was a game that lacked everything. Therefore, I am glad EA Games is giving this game a little more thought and touch up.

Dark_Lord777
Dark_Lord777

actually, i was disappointed to hears this at first, but it actually will be good. The delay will help me recover from buying a 360, Halo 3 and a high def tv. that set me back about $1300. And i still am forking out $120 for both Mass Effect and Assasin's Creed. But Army of two will be sweet! Polish that game up!

somedude242
somedude242

there are 2 arguments with this: 1. it sucks balls that we have 2 wait another 5 months for the game and 2. their was a alot of hype for the game and now because of this the hype will die down and people will get interested in other games (maybe i'm wrong with argument 2) but in response to both of those you could look at it this way: 1. perhaps e.a. ARE actually attempting to make this game amazing, considering all their other flops (battlefield 2: modern combat) 2. perhaps the game really wasn't ready for shipmeant and Ea want this game to be perfect so that it can match up with games like Gears of war, Halo 3, super mario galaxy (wii's best game other than zelda), ps3's resistance fall of man, and not to mention two games which are coming out this month (assassins creed, mass effect) which are sure not going to be flops at all... 3. also look at it this way: can you imagin if the game come out on its originally stated date (november 15th i think it was) and the game is a flop, wouldn't you rather waitin 5 more months instead of gettin a **** game which people will get mad at and say "wow this game needed alot more time to make" or "completely incomplete"??? ask yourself this: "do you have the patience to wait 5 more months?, considering those 5 months will go pretty fast because of games like: assassins creed, mass effect and halo 3's online playabilty?" i end my argument saying that its good that they extended it by 5 months, keepin in mind that the game may still suck even after the extra 5 months they took to make it, hopefully that doesn't happen and the game is good thank you: "goodnight and good luck"

Ravion
Ravion

I believe its just a stragedy to sell the game more effiectiently to maybe compete with the Wii or the ps3. Its just my opinion. They delayed so many like chkpost wrote below. And all schelduled in Feburary thru April.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

EA follow suit with Rockstar delaying the game so they can have a dual format release (yet again waiting for the PS£hite), the 360 version is ready! just release the damn thing you money grabbing &%$^&^%££&$%$"$£££"

JohnPinkerton
JohnPinkerton

this sucks, like if they delayed it a week or 2, ok, but 5 months!!! this is ridiculous!!!! it's so bull****

Hessien
Hessien

It's disappointing to hear it is being delayed but to tell the truth it looked like it needed polish from the game vids. The weapons sounds seemed wrong and the up close melee seemed poor. If they fix that it just may live up to the hype.

Alteredbeast360
Alteredbeast360

This is stupid i was so looking forward to this game. Now i have to wait till 2008. EA should Make up there minds about the damn release date. (Swears to self)

zeke2040
zeke2040

this sucks, i wish they would at least hurry up, i need a good game to play

chkpost
chkpost

poor developers delays wtf ... @ march choice: Devil May Cry 4 Frontlines : Fuel of War Condemned 2: Bloodshot Grand Theft Auto IV Too Human Tom Clancy's EndWar Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction who will buy this game at march? if wait until march i would rather buy Left 4 Dead (4 players)

boi-of-doom
boi-of-doom

JESUS! enough with the delays,developers need to start keeping their mouths shut on release dsates until they know for a fact it can be released on the date they give out,especially for a game as big as this,not only do they screw themselves over by killing the hype they piss off gamers to the point where they dont wanna buy the game anymore!!

fknryn
fknryn

-JoshP-, didn't know that GTA 6 was coming out already..

august_king
august_king

No. Nooooooooo! Not another AAA title being delayed! Why?!! Why does this keep happening?!

Ninja_RaVeN
Ninja_RaVeN

damn this suck i was actually thinking of buying this but i guesss i gotta re think that... good job EA for sucking so much B@LL$

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

cant be bothered with this one, its gonna be very linear

theJZA
theJZA

You guys think they're pushing it back to make it fully compatible with the DualShock 3?

-JoshP-
-JoshP-

If it makes the game better go for it, I'm glad GTA VI got delayed too. But seriously P0RT41T1NBL4CK... bit over the top don't you think?

P0RT41T1NBL4CK
P0RT41T1NBL4CK

whle the delay does upset me you guys ****ing about how its a total let down and EA sucks for it you are so full of **** its better to give them more time to make it a better game so you will appreciate it more when it actually does come out then if they released it and it was total crap honestly think before you say stupid ****

gwf123
gwf123

how come the date of release changed for the 360 in the top but not the ps3??

hart704
hart704

I'm for this delay only if it actually helps the final product.

ksi_demonslayer
ksi_demonslayer

EA suck ass, all they ever so is deliver bad games and delays.

Xomonuchi
Xomonuchi

damn ! i really wanted to play it this year !!!! to 2008 !!!!!! this is really bad i cannot wait that long !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pathogenb
pathogenb

"gunnerkidd I think if you have a deadline you should meet it no matter what. I am a S.W.A.T. sniper and if I miss a deadline someone could get hurt. People are pushing back games like it is no big deal but they should just release the date when their ready not when the press have given them too much pressure. In my point of view release dates have no meaning anymore they are just too fragile in the video game industry. " ok, im done after this one. "I am a S.W.A.T. sniper and if I miss a deadline someone could get hurt." awwwwwwww, SNAP!!!! lol. that's the best line i have ever read on this site. good stuff. "DAMN! Johnson took two in the head because our sniper missed his deadline!!!!" that's awesome. release date = a combo of quasi-realistic code release date + what would make that company's earnings look best that quarter. something like that. it could be pushed back b/c of bugs or it could be pushed back b/c the publisher thinks the game will sell better the next quarter. welcome to the real world, kids! just don't make the sniper late, k? THANKS!!!

pathogenb
pathogenb

"gwf123 this is startin to make me mad , if any more games get delayed im quiting gaming all togeather " 1) you won't. period. 2) please do.

pathogenb
pathogenb

"Crusade_17 man....i can remeber reading bout this game in 05....i was stoked and wanting to play it.......kept waitin and waitin and now me and bro hav to wait even longer......SIGH......." that was only last year. we sometimes hear about games years in advance. anywooooo, it's funny to read negative comments from kiddies about games being pushed back... b/c you want a $60+tax DVD of bugs? do you not care about that b/c mom and dad are paying for the game? c'mon, folks, there are only a freaking truckload of good games this year out already and that many more to come. ok, a few were pushed back. sweet! that's a good thing.

gwf123
gwf123

honestly i don't think they should release a games release until they know when its going to release

Crusade_17
Crusade_17

man....i can remeber reading bout this game in 05....i was stoked and wanting to play it.......kept waitin and waitin and now me and bro hav to wait even longer......SIGH.......

goldenyeti
goldenyeti

I am getting really tired of all this pushing back. I swear every game nowadays is getting pushed back. It isn't so bad when they give us a little heads up that they are doing it but this game was coming out in a couple weeks. I went out and reserved it and paid it off but screw that now i am moving it over to call of duty or assassins creed. I am really getting tired of all this crap

tvm_demon
tvm_demon

I vex mehn because i had me mind on tha game from first sight now i have to wait till next year whenever it come out it comes out

gwf123
gwf123

this is startin to make me mad , if any more games get delayed im quiting gaming all togeather , thats like 5 GOOD games delayed so far , gta was one of them *sob*sob* whats next? huh? but oh well just like mike said ima play some assassins creed

TriggaMyke
TriggaMyke

Well crap atleast now I have some time to play Assassins Creed. November was overwhelming with great releases, this is somewhat of a relief. My brother and I were so looking forward to this title though.. sigh

AmargaVida
AmargaVida

EA is weak... Kane & Lynch is gonna be better anyway...

Tomdogg
Tomdogg

This is staring to get really annoying!!! All the games that are supposed to come out this year get pushed into 2008. This is rediculous. You may as well recall all the goddamn copies of Halo 3 and push that into 2008 as well. JESUS H CHRIST!!!! What's next? COD4? Soldier of fortune???? Mass effect???? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!

BMoney0613
BMoney0613

no no no no i was so ready for this to come out well i guess it will be ten times better cause of the long wait

powerframe8
powerframe8

Meh one less to buy right. Well for now... until the mad first quarter 08.

smelly-panda91
smelly-panda91

oh thank god some more time to save up for all these bleedin' games woo hoo

GlaciusXL
GlaciusXL

Theres already too many games I want coming out this winter. Delay anything you want, just make it good.

Eilia567
Eilia567

WOW this sucks i was gonna per order this game! no point in it know! This is bull the PS3 sucks!

andrewass121
andrewass121

WTF!!!!!!! man i am gamer way is EA doing this to gamers like me and all u games so mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ellipsis667
Ellipsis667

This announcement does blow ass but truthfully, this game was about 4th down on my list of games to buy behind Call of Duty4, Assassin's Creed, and Mass Effect.

afilgueirasjr
afilgueirasjr

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