EA Montreal arming Army of Two sequel?

Source: The official Army of Two Web site.What we heard: As part of EA's dismal third-quarter earnings report in February, CEO John Riccitiello made much of the fact that his company needs to spend more time building up marketing efforts in the lead-up to the launch of its top games. As it turns...

Source: The official Army of Two Web site.

What we heard: As part of EA's dismal third-quarter earnings report in February, CEO John Riccitiello made much of the fact that his company needs to spend more time building up marketing efforts in the lead-up to the launch of its top games. As it turns out, one way the publisher will do so is by officially announcing that an official announcement will be forthcoming--officially--in the near future.

Such was the case yesterday, when EA made much to do about an impending reveal from its Montreal studio, preannouncing that an announcement for the mystery project would be made on March 12. According to the publisher, VP and EA Montreal general manager Alain Tascan will join members of the development team to give media a first look at the project on March 9, with impressions and interviews embargoed until March 16.

Immediately, speculation arose on what the mystery project would be, with most fingers pointing to a sequel to arguably EA Montreal's highest-profile--and most certainly tasteless--effort, Army of Two. Today, that speculation picked up further steam, as the official Army of Two Web site has been updated with a new teaser page. On the page, site visitors will see a portrait of a grizzled military man's face, as well as the words "Submit."

The official story: EA had not returned requests for comment as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Interestingly, the strongest evidence supporting the imminent reveal of an Army of Two sequel comes from metadata buried in the page's code. A descriptor for the site reads: "Army to [sic] Two. The definitive third person shooter is back." (Emphasis added.) Therefore, an Army of Two sequel announcement is most certainly on the horizon, and the stars seem to be aligning for a March 12 reveal. Looking not bogus.

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ChromeGrill212
ChromeGrill212

March 12 is in 2 more hours lol i cant even wait

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

The first game was great...gold guns and all...looked like it was only great if you had a good friend to enjoy it with. My kid brother and I played it for months. Lets see more guns this time...and a much longer game...first one was too short.

MEPC
MEPC

Ao2 was good. Ao2 2 should be great

chrismaster36
chrismaster36

F UCK F UCK F UCK YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheGameMerc
TheGameMerc

Army of Two was pretty fun, the levels, missions, and storyline werent TERRIBLE, the graphics were great for a 3rd person shooter, but the fact that it was a 2 man game and had pretty awesome customization was wat sold it. i found the cons to be small and easy to fix, while the pros made the game unique and gave this game potential. thats why i think the sequel could turn out to be an awesome game, as long as they dont screw it up...

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

Why would anyone do a sequel to a bad game?The first game was really bad

ricardo-sene
ricardo-sene

I loved having to command my partner, giving him orders to wait, go, call attention, etc... You have to plan what to do, give the right order in the situations on the game. And the graphics are great. Too bad I hadn't any friend of myne to play co-op. But I'll like a sequence.. yes, I will.

thegamegod
thegamegod

hmmm,i always thought companies make sequels to games that were actually any good?EA leading the way in wasting they're time to make poor games.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Why? I know some people liked this game, and yes it sold well, but I thought it was straight garbage. I still haven't made it past the first level. I agree with UnrealLuigi, use your $$ EA on a new IP.

huan0602
huan0602

Army of two was so much fun, its perfect for me and my friend because we play co-op so much i want a third one

UnreaLuigi
UnreaLuigi

dont waste time makin a sequel, just move on and make a new, better ip EA

shuffles88
shuffles88

army of 2 was horrible. the weapon customization was fun but nothing more. the maps were far too linear and did not compensate for that with excilent visuals either. the story wasn't horrible but it wasn't enough to make up for the rest of the lows either

mattcake
mattcake

I thought the original was actually a very good game with some potential for a lot more in a sequel. Granted I did pick it up on rental so my expectations were low, but I did also play thru it 3 times to pickup all the achievements, so it can't have annoyed me that much ;)

Funkadima
Funkadima

i'm sick of gamespot beating on AO2, it was an excellent game, especially co-op, and the only reason they hate it is because of 1 or 2 jokes that they found offensive to the US military

foodme
foodme

i liked number 1 but its not worth full price. ill see how this one gos in the future before i decide to get it

devoid27
devoid27

Army Of U2? or Army Of Tatu?

GDCalibur
GDCalibur

I thought the game was great. Can't wait to see how this unfolds. Should be good.

xXZak-ataKXx
xXZak-ataKXx

please dont do this. the 1st army of 2 was terrible.

Folleyrules
Folleyrules

Wife and I loved the first one, will get the second aslong as local coop is still in it.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

"so there is going to be sequel huh....so it would be "Army of four" lololololol" "Now with godfather2 graphics!!" loooooooooooooool those are just glorious! Army of Two 2.0 (Terrible)

Zcrimson07
Zcrimson07

"as well as the words [sic] 'Submit.'" come on guys submit is only one word.

Spyder_888
Spyder_888

Army of Tutus The first military/ballet shooter ever.

werc96
werc96

Army of two, 2. Hopefully it improved some of the bugs and annoyances of the first one. Ill check it out, At the very least give it a rental.

xert420
xert420

As it turns out, one way the publisher will do so is by officially announcing that an official announcement will be forthcoming--officially--in the near future.................thats pretty official lol

Bonez_Mahoney
Bonez_Mahoney

Maybe they should look into the Naked Gun series as far as numbering their installments. I'm personally not looking forward to another Army of Two game, I bought the first one, and the fool me once cliche comes to mind. Anywho, that said I think it would be comical to see Army of 2½. Add a midget to the group. Plenty of 12 year olds on XBL ready to fill that position I'm sure.

Pyroninja42
Pyroninja42

Army Of Two, Part 2: This time it's personal

gamer082009
gamer082009

Army of Two:Two, I don't think another Army of Two game will be necessary, since playing and beating the first one it was lacking on all types of levels. But I will say that the co-op was the most fun which the game was designed around. Other than that the game sucks ass!

Skullcandy
Skullcandy

It took me awhile to pick up the first one after reading the mixed reviews, but as a co-op game it's one of my favorites. Happy to see they're making a sequel.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Never played the first one, but can probably get it dirt cheap now. Maybe I'll check it out. EA is know for their sequels, so this really shouldn't be a surprise for anyone. EA will milk sequels dry.

JJpenguin
JJpenguin

hope they make a sequel, GS seemed incredibly pedantic in their review, saying that the game made the army look bad. IT'S A GAME, you of all people should know that GS, if my plotline takes a stab at the government, despite the fact that it's set in a fictional world, does that make me unpatriotic? The game was fun, all it needed was some mission variety and larger multiplayer

TazSteele
TazSteele

Maybe they can call it: "Army of Two...not again!" :P lol

ninjabenja
ninjabenja

I'm looking forward to more co-op fun, count me in. How the reviewer of the original got so offended by the original's storyline is beyond me.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

The definitive third person shooter? they really love their work wven when is jus a generic crap din't they? come on... uncharted wiped the two butts of the army of two guys... and among thieves will do the same thing with this one. better than gears??? these guys are insane.

Hedfix
Hedfix

Haha first one was a nice rental.

OGKNav
OGKNav

Can't wait. My friend and I played the crap out of the first one. And the DLC.

DullBozer
DullBozer

Why? Its the worst game i played in 08, why make a second one?...

railroberto2007
railroberto2007

fool me once into buying the first game i wont be dumb enough to buy the second. army of two was the biggest let down this gen. even more then haze. they make this game and bam! instant stock drop