Army of Two prepares for The 40th Day

EA's mystery project from Montreal will indeed be sequel to mercenary co-op shooter, due for Xbox 360, PS3, PSP this winter.

From the very moment EA gave advance warning that it was prepping a game announcement from its Montreal studio, most assumed it would be a new game in the Army of Two franchise. That belief was all but confirmed when the official Army of Two Web site was taken over by a teaser campaign last week, one that stated quite plainly in the page's source code that "the definitive third person shooter is back."

And what of those terrorist fist jabs?

Finally, today, EA has made it official: Army of Two: The 40th Day is headed to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PSP. A direct sequel to the events in the tepidly received 2008 original, The 40th Day takes back up with Salem and Rios as they head to Shanghai, China. Unfortunately for them, Shanghai is suddenly assaulted by a number of highly suspect catastrophes, and the mercenary duo must solve the mystery and, hopefully, survive.

Like the original, The 40th Day will deal extensively in co-op gameplay. EA Montreal has expanded upon the interactions available to Salem and Rios, promising a more tactical experience this time around. The 40th Day will also feature online play, though EA did not detail any particular modes.

Army of Two: The 40th Day is expected to arrive sometime this winter.

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170 comments
Sephirothevil
Sephirothevil

This was my first game, this game is awesome.

_darknight_
_darknight_

great! the first game was very fun to play co-op! very underrated imo! i look forward to this!

FLYEboi50
FLYEboi50

woo can't wait. had to post another comment to show my excitement.

sam07771
sam07771

and does anyone else think they look alot more BA in this picture than in the first game??

sam07771
sam07771

i love this game cnt wait til the sequel

raze-boi
raze-boi

One of the best Coop games ever made!

Blood_Diamond
Blood_Diamond

hopefuly they'll add the co op vehicles part that they droped for the first one. i was really looking forward to that last time round, maybe that's why the game was short because they cut out the vehicle parts

Blood_Diamond
Blood_Diamond

the first one was good, i did think it lacked "co-op" you could do most of the game on your own... just hope you can use your team mate more in this one

mattcarlo
mattcarlo

Never played the previous Army of Two, however, I think I will take a shot at this one.

jay_french_cool
jay_french_cool

lets be honest the first game was massively flawed and u got about 2 days play for your £40....however i did enjoy it as it was pure blockbuster fun.......but for me they would have to sort out the enemy ai and length of the game for me to be interested...also i never liked the way enemy's soaked up about 3 rounds untill they dropped

SergePlato
SergePlato

Damn right!Army of Two two!Can't wait

Alphamale001
Alphamale001

Army of Two Two. Do they dress up in ballerina outfits and prance around? Now that is a sequel I would play!

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

Awesome! I really like the first one.

burnupblade
burnupblade

Yeah readin on he EA forums they said they would tidy up the loose ends that plagued the first one. I just hope they hold to theirword and make it last for more than a few hours.

jadefury27
jadefury27

i really liked part one's co-op campaign but getting connected was a pain. hopefully they tighten up the weapons, ea shooters have the tendency to make the guns feel light and unrealistic. same thing with battlefield: bc

mthi0901
mthi0901

I really liked the first one. But I am super excited for the sequel! But it is coming out in winter? That sounds like they are rushing another game =/... Still excited though!

zgreenwell
zgreenwell

The first one was a lot of fun if you had someone to play co-op with. The computer AI for your team member if your were playing solo was a notable weak point in the game.

cell_100
cell_100

1st was good if they put like create ur own charater for MP would be kool make it like 6 teams of two

Rhen_Var
Rhen_Var

The first one had its flaws, but I enjoyed it a lot personally. I hope they learn from their mistakes, like Killzone. The first one sucked but the second, well you know.

shaane
shaane

first one was good alot of fun to had in it.

WestSideAzn
WestSideAzn

Yeah, I agree with you macabre.. it was a bit disappointing for me, but I'm always optimistic about sequels.

macabre190788
macabre190788

Love co-op, who doesn't? But the first one was a bit disappointing. Still, I'm more than willing to give this sequel a shot.

sammyseal2
sammyseal2

Enjoyed the first one for whole campaign, but I did not revisit after completion whivh only took about 7 hours. EA are going to have to work hard to get me to buy this.

benboz
benboz

Cool, its even coming on the psp.

ChromeGrill212
ChromeGrill212

This new AO2 game is officially confirmed but i still dont see it listed on gamespot for me to click on...

foodme
foodme

ill wait for how well its done

joelgargan
joelgargan

@gostlysniper Its spelt "Machete or Knife" not @ anyone (hope they add some good stuff, ie. realistic guns and online coop)

Mr__Peanut
Mr__Peanut

The first one didnt live up to the hype.

gostlysniper
gostlysniper

i noticed when they ad a kife or somthing it is prtty gore and i like that it would be cool if they add a micety or kinf

blackmage0_15
blackmage0_15

sounds interesting, like there're staying in shanghai or something. Might be a cross with some GTA free roam?

colejd
colejd

I hope they dont rush it

saintsrow13
saintsrow13

Putty121 It was definitive.....it just sucked. New ideas for gameplay which were poorly delivered. SImply put, they made new ideas work, but forgot how to make a 3rd person shooter.

Putty121
Putty121

"The definitive third person shooter"..... Oh dear lord.

ISuperGamerI
ISuperGamerI

Sounds great :) I thought the first game was very fun and I bought it. The only problem I had with it was that the SP was pretty short and the MP modes were not very fun. I really hope they add some cool, new features for the sequel and also fix the MP.

twistedmalice
twistedmalice

I just got the first one. I know that it is a great game and I can't wait to see what the second one has in store.

msudude211
msudude211

I'll probably rent this one too.

hiryu3
hiryu3

I enjoyed the first one and will get this one day one

DiablosJester
DiablosJester

I liked it but some DLC and a better online is all I can really ask for in the sequel

Ciphas
Ciphas

I finished the first game with my cousin in one sitting...never even touched the single player, but it was definitely fun while it lasted.

Merl57
Merl57

very good for 20 bucks not good if u bought it for 60

Dinotron214
Dinotron214

AOT was a great game, and i'll preorder this one tomorrow if i can.

leem2k1
leem2k1

Those who say the first one sucked obviously went into it expecting another Gears or something. It didn't suck. Far from it. It wasn't amazing, but to say it sucked is just plain wrong. And what kind of fool buys an obviously primarily offline co-op game for the multiplayer?

Band-it
Band-it

i liked the game, i just hope they fix there online play cause it was a waste of time and not even fun

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

More crap. Why would they waste their time making this garbage. Well maybe that is a little harsh but it was NOT good that is for sure, and I am sure this one wont be good either. I only buy EA games when they are $10 or when another company makes the game like Criterion, Dice, or now Bioware (still not too happy about that, EA might ruin them). RIP Army of Two you don't have a chance.