EA Montreal's sequel to co-op heavy, fist-bumping shooter arriving on 360, PS3, PSP during jam-packed early 2010 quarter.
The first few months of 2010 are shaping up to be as busy as most holiday quarters. Games that have been dated or delayed to the once-fallow period include BioWare's Mass Effect 2, EA's Dante's Inferno, Microsoft's Alan Wake, Sega's Bayonetta, Activision's Singularity, Ubisoft's Splinter Cell: Conviction, and Capcom's Dark Void, to name just a few.
And still it continues. EA Montreal announced today that Army of Two: The 40th Day will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PSP on January 12 in North America and January 8 in Europe. The date represents a slight advancement on the original Army of Two, which landed on the Xbox 360 and PS3 to lackluster reviews in March 2008.
The 40th Day is a direct sequel to the original game, picking 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, ideally, 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 and include four different multiplayer modes. One of these modes, Extraction, drops up to four players into a heavily militarized zone, and they must move to a certain point in the city while fighting off increasingly lethal waves of enemies. EA notes that this mode will be available at launch only to those who preorder The 40th Day, with everyone else gaining access to Extraction a month later.
For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Army of Two: The 40th Day.
i think its funny how everyone whines about the controls of the 1st one.... they werent really hard to grasp at all.... but the game was to short and boring alone i dont expect to much difrent from this one so ill just rent it
I say that game flops. The first one was boring and this one looks worse. I highly doubt that I will eat my words on this one.
The game looks fun, I'll give it that - but as someone who can't afford to buy 3, 4, 5 games a month this will probably just be a rental for me. I'm a big Mass Effect and Sam Fisher fan so those are my two top priorities.
so pumped for this. the first game was awesome on co-op could use a lot of work with single player, but this game wasnt made to be played alone, but i hope they at least improve the single player for the second game.
Naw, I thought the first one sucked too. I got really frustrated with the gameplay and the needlessly confusing controls. I played it for 20 minutes and then gave the thing away.
WTF, still no grey area, can't you take the guns without killing the security guard? Like just knock him out or just tie him to a post?
The game kept me hooked until the end of story mode, hopefully the sequel has more replay value so we can get our money's worth.
jeez, it seems a few of the great games I've been looking forward to never made it in the 4th quarter window, Bad Company 2, Alien vs Predator, and now the new Army of Two [sigh]
I find amusing is that gs gave this game a horrid score because of the reviewers personal opinions on both Private Military Contractors and Soldiers as a whole. PMC operators are not mercenaries...it's not that simple. War never is. *cue fallout quote* The game however sold remarkably well and it had a fun MP Also the video just showed me not to trust rent a cop during story mode. my only gripe was the single player was a bit too easy but it's a fun game nonetheless
You call 7.4 average critics reviews lackluster? tut tut gamespot. even so i might get it i liked first one though way too short.
i hope they make even more improvements to the weapon upgrade system, and the partners ai...the first game was pretty good. its the sort of game that makes you think "if they had just done a bit more, this would be awesome"
the first was great so i cant wait til the second one comes out. Too bad we have to wait until january
hahaha that had to be the funniest post i've read in a bit. gamespot gived? hahahaha learn some english please eal-zubieri Posted Aug 13, 2009 8:16 pm GMT i remember that the first one was awsome co-op game but gamespot gived that game a bad review its deserive more then 6.5 like 8.0 i was disappointed, and also when gamespot reviewed prototype they gave it 8.5 which it doesn't deserive.
The first game was awesome. Good story, good gameplay, good graphics, lots of weapons, good AI, but some downsides. Can't wait for 40th day. It's gonna be awesome!
The first did have several let-downs and things that need imporvement, but I still greatly enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to the second. I'm grateful that there is still a company out there that realizes the importance of a genuine coop game that lets you play with the people in the room with you, not just some sqeeling brat over the internet.
As if I was getting this game. Id most likely rent this game. Now for the delayed titles, its OK. The longer we wait, probably the better the game will be. And besides we got some great games coming out in fall/winter.
The first one was pants-that's common knowledge, but I heard the second one was going to be much improved. Hope so...
the first one was pretty damn lame, i got bored about a 3rd of the way into the game and had absolutely no desire to continue on...rental...maybe?
the first game wasn't that bad, with a few changes it could have been an easy 9/10. hopefully the sequel lives up to its full potential.
sorry but the 1st one sucked badly. Sure it was co-op, but the enemies were dumb, the levels were boring, and what's up with no accuracy when shooting......put some accuracy into your shots and then maybe the game could deserve a 7...............besides the game wasn't long at all to finish....I will not be buying this sequel. What's up with the creators, as if players will argue on which option to take during the game, we are not talking RPG material here, it's a shooter, players won't give a bweep. Enough witn dumb ''pseudo innovation''. Maybe if you created a good game you wouldn't need to innovate so much.
lol at the lackluster reviews thing. if u look at all the scores critics gave it, a lot of them are around 8/10. stupid gamespot
i remember that the first one was awsome co-op game but gamespot gived that game a bad review its deserive more then 6.5 like 8.0 i was disappointed, and also when gamespot reviewed prototype they gave it 8.5 which it doesn't deserive.
i dont think this is going to go down very good considering all the other great games that are coming out around then and now.... like i wont be stopping to play AOT..2?...cuz ill have borderlands and assassins creed 2..... the first one was ok but only when my best friend was playing a rios every one else seems to suck just as much as the AI...So NO! EA I wont buy it :p
The first was an awesome game if you were playing with a friend, still decent with an AI teammate. And they're talking about the first few months of 2010, how the hell could they forget about God of War III? Isn't it releasing in February or March?
So it looks like - according to the images of the officer near the end - if you put back the weapons, he gives them to other guys (the enemies?).
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