Third Army of Two in the works?

Montreal branch of EA's Visceral Games hiring lead environment artist, senior producer for "Army of Two franchise."

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Electronic Arts' Army of Two series was never a huge hit with critics, with the original faring slightly worse than the decently reviewed sequel, Army of Two: The 40th Day. However, the games have proven to be financially successful for the publisher--so much so that it appears a third game in the series is being planned.

Army of Two may be prepping for a third outing.

Evidence of a third Army of Two game surfaced courtesy of a pair of job listings for the Montreal branch of Visceral Games. The internal EA studio behind Dante's Inferno and Dead Space 2 has apparently expanded from its original Redwood Shores, California, location to include shops in the French Canadian metropolis, as well as Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Melbourne, Australia.

The two listings are both asking for new talent to work on the "Army of Two franchise," which they refer to as a "multimillion selling hit." The first asks for a senior producer with "proven success shipping 1-2 AAA titles" and at least four years of experience with first- or third-person shooter games. The second is for a lead environment artist with at least five years experience.

As of press time, EA reps would only say the following: "Army of Two continues to be a very important franchise. At this time, we have nothing to announce."

Released in 2008, the first Army of Two told the tale of two mercenaries involved in a series of conflicts from 1993 to 2009. The third-person shooter introduced the series' cover-centric gameplay, which relies heavily on two players working closely together to overcome obstacles and enemies in cooperative mode. Army of Two: The 40th Day was released in early 2010 and is set during a fictional military attack on Shanghai.

Discussion

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usermikey
usermikey

Hopefully they have enough budget & time to make a solid single player and fun multiplayer component. It would be cool to find a group of people to be competitive and use headset in 4 vs 4 matches or something.

Aarontan1
Aarontan1

I had both Army of TWO games for PS3, however, the covering system and weapon system doesn't seems to improved for 40th Day, its a big disappointment, as i hope at least in 40th Day, they will really work on what is lacked on the first Army of TWO and keep pushing the technology to the limit, if they can integrate they system used by Naughty Dog for Unchartered 3, with both improved graphics, weapon systems and covering, i would consider to give a chance to Army of TWO 3rd series.

Kvon403
Kvon403

I loved both AoT games and I am pumped for this one

DitchyJ
DitchyJ

I actually thought it was a pretty decent game...obviously not the best, but worth the money. Great co-op. AO2 40th day, is slightly better...more customization etc. I will probably get the third as well...but I wont go out may way to get it.

hahamanin
hahamanin

bought the first one & realized soon it was waste of my money.....never bought or played the second....here's to wishing this game is awesome this time

Kos1c
Kos1c

I will admit this game was pretty fun to play, but it ended pretty quickly for me and my brother. The customize of the guns, and armor was fun, the gameplay was good also. Just it wasn't done as strong as it could of been. Hopefully with the 3rd installment they do it well.

aayush251
aayush251

need to improve gameplay and I'll buy it!

aussie_man18
aussie_man18

i loved 40th day!! only problem was the awful camera!!! lol hope they fix it!!! cant wait 4 the third!

mtait01
mtait01

hated the first, liked the second! Kind've like kane and lynch, I hope this third improves in further :)

airbo0309
airbo0309

Better Enemy A.I., Better Bosses, Polish the gameplay mechanics and make a 15+ hour game and you'll get my money for AoT3. I love the other two games but I don't pay full price for a broken or short game.

CJ45_
CJ45_

But but... we're already have SOMAG 4?!!

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

if they come out with a 3rd army of 2 i just hope its better and longer the the 2nd army of 2

jokerman_28
jokerman_28

hope the third game is good. the Army of Two series is fun to play

pszone
pszone

we i did see this coming because was 1 in uk and no other game was out in jan 210 so i guess do another

thorughfire
thorughfire

@Andy9Beans I agree with you. The franchise has so much potential but it just hasnt gotten that push it really needs to become a hit. The first game was short and filled with bugs, The second game was an improvement overall but didnt really touch up on spots it needed to fix. I hope for the third game they create a campaign with a good story and descent length, Try their best to keep the weapon customization up to date, Fix as many bugs as they can with online play, and make online play ,in general, more interesting and fun.

Andy9Beans
Andy9Beans

The premise of these games is really good; a refreshing departure from most modern shooters. Any franchise which offers something different should be given a chance; the first game was quite buggy but the second one showed significant improvement. As @Ashman555 said, hopefully EA will push the boat out and give the third one the polish it needs to shine. Games shouldn't all be the same approximate price, if "good" games like 40th Day and Homefront had a lower RRP than "great" games like Uncharted and Halo then people wouldn't be as disappointed with them.

howie1926
howie1926

The games were not that great but they were just plain fun. Espically the first one. It was just fun having your buddy with you on the couch and playing these mindless games.

Alex_09
Alex_09

I really liked the second, but I was pissed when I found out I paid 40 bucks(the most I've paid for a game in years) for a four hour game. The online was somewhat fun but I'm sure nobody plays it now.

Ashman555
Ashman555

i just hope they really take enough time to polish up the new game, like getting rid of all the annoying quirks & glitches and making the controls more fluid.

e424pd5
e424pd5

No thank you. One was enough for me.

CTR360
CTR360

the first its great the second not good as the first but i hope make army of two 3

majikninja69
majikninja69

oh yeah was hoping they would make a 3rd one, love both the games. BRING ON ANOTHER

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Sweet. I wonder if they'll beta test this one or if they'll just release an unfinished product like the last two. Man, those were just AWESOME! /sarcasm

TurambarGS
TurambarGS

"Army of Two: The 40th Day ... is set during a fictional military attack on Shanghai." ... that's giving the story a little too much credit haha. Original gameplay struggled, the sequel had decent gameplay but a terrible, terrible story. Here's hoping they get the third right as I actually enjoyed the customisation and co-op in 40th Day.

johnjohnsonspot
johnjohnsonspot

two are company three are a crowd: two ok shooters are one thing but three is just too much.........

Charocks
Charocks

The first game was amazing in the depth of the storyline and the emphasis on cooperation. I haven't tried 2 yet but I have only heard good things about it. Maybe now that EA has a good formula they will give this game the attention it deserves. Best 3rd person of this generation IMO

mmpr7
mmpr7

I had to force myself through the first Army of Two. It was the most repetitive, annoying game I have ever played, bro! Dude!

benboz
benboz

All I like about this game is the weapon customisation. That was cool. I hope they can do a lot better in terms of gameplay for the third one.

Lone_Recon
Lone_Recon

Don't worry EA, if Homefront taught us anything, it's that any subpar game can reach the million mark with of advertising. Sure the multiplayer was fun, but if the campaign is less than 5 hours long, with stale characters, I'm going to be upset.

meke186
meke186

I'm not surprised, when i 1st got an xbox, (now i have a ps3) this games case, just on the shelve, intrigued, i picked it off the rack and looked at the back,and i was like, i want this game. I never got it, But im sure it sold very well, with those impulse buyers who go into a store looking for a random game. Then the 2nd came out and it wasnt amazing but still fun which sold many people and yet again with intriguing case. i'm telling you an intriuging case and artwork can be important, would you go into a store and look at the shelves and go up to a case with bland artwork, or bright and colorful. Im just saying with the steady income they got, im sure theyd be up for a 3rd

lock445
lock445

Eh, I don't really see this franchise as a AAA caliber, but I could be wrong...who knows... look at Fallout 3. A commercial and critical success on its third official outing.

maximo
maximo

i bought the second one and have to say that it was below par. clunky controls and lame characters epimomized how poor this game is

kickblocker
kickblocker

i really liked the first. the second? not so much. hopefully this one will be more like the first one

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Loved the first one. Second one wasn't so great. Maybe having whoever works on Dead Space franchise will make it into an awesome third person shooter?

BloomerNYC
BloomerNYC

the first 2 were very mediocre and by no means worth 60 bucks but they were definitely solid bargain bin pickups

ActionHero29
ActionHero29

first was was alright but i really liked the 2nd. looking forward to this :)

paperwarior17
paperwarior17

Maybe they should combine the 3 armies together. I mean, they're each kinda small.

MrWhaaaat
MrWhaaaat

to many games in my list, i enjoyed the first one probably get 2 and 3 sometime in the future

Tennies07
Tennies07

I'm definately looking forward to this. Wasn't a fan of the first but I really enjoyed the second and holy crap can you say customization. Hopefully they add more to the online component though because playing the second online wasn't all that great. Local multiplayer though was and still is a lot of fun.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Why? I regretted getting the first 2 games. They were very mediocre at best. They weren't horrible, but nothing memorable. I can come up with a plot for it in 10 seconds. First we need ultra violence and cursing followed by they either being betrayed by someone they work for or stumbling into a terrorist act some group is committing in city X. Then send in hordes of guys that they mow down until they find out it's related to reason X that they were already there for. This cause them to get made and seek payback with said ultra violence and cursing. This game can be yours for $59.96 and will be on sale for $39.96 in 2 weeks. DLC will follow.

doolindesperado
doolindesperado

I was wondering when the third one was coming. I think I'll be getting the second one soon. Would of got it sooner, but money is tight. :(

DredWulf
DredWulf

I enjoyed Army of Two...go figure since I am in the army lol

edub272
edub272

booooooooooo who cares about these games

firedrakes
firedrakes

like most people said great concept . but poor execution. but with the peeps that did dead space. then it has a chance

coaltango
coaltango

this game was mediocre at best. the graphics sucked storyline was awful the voice acting was so pathetic cutscenes were next to garbage