Army of Two was Crap, Army of Two: The 40th Day was better, MUCH better, but still not all that great. Army Of Four? Seriously? This is bound two (Get it?) suck a--. Period.
Next entry in publisher's co-op shooter franchise may double up its cast; powered by Battlefield 3's Frostbite 2 engine.
Source: Day two of Kotaku's "insider" leaks on EA's upcoming plans.
What we heard: EA's Army of Two franchise says it all in the title: two guys doing the work of an entire army. However, for the next installment in the franchise, EA may be calling in reinforcements, if Kotaku's latest rumor from an "insider" proves true.
Following on from yesterday's alleged leaks concerning Dead Space and Dragon Age, Kotaku's source claims EA will be rebooting its co-op-centric third-person shooter franchise to include four principle characters. The so-called Army of Four is purportedly being developed at EA's Montreal studio, with help from a few members of DICE's Battlefield 3 team.
In addition to four-player co-op gameplay, Kotaku's source said that Army of Four will be powered by DICE's Frostbite 2 game engine. This engine, which has been seen in Battlefield 3 and Need for Speed: The Run, is also said to be powering BioWare's rumored multiplayer Dragon Age effort.
The official story: EA had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment as of press time.
Bogus or not bogus: Looking not bogus. In April, EA job listings indicated that a new Army of Two installment is in development at Visceral Games' Montreal studio, so it's no surprise that this "multimillion-unit-selling" franchise will live on. Whether or not that includes four-player co-op remains to be seen.
As for Army of Two's next installment using the Frostbite 2 engine, there's no real surprise there. EA is clearly looking to get as much use out of DICE's praised proprietary engine as it can, as evidenced by its initially perplexing, but ultimately successful, implementation in the latest Need for Speed.
So the DICE game engine, and the studio behind one of the most successful third person shooters? We may be looking at a winner here
Wait... DICE is involved in this now??? Jeeze EA, give those guys a rest! They just finish your AAA title, and you're like "Thanks... NOW BACK TO WORK!!!" Can you not put out a modern shooter that doesn't say DICE somewhere on the box?
Where the hell is mercenaries 3 at. I really miss that game. That game was just so fun. I would love to see an open world sandbox with frostbite 2s technology.
I wish they didn't have to scale down the maps on Battlefield 3, It feels so empty, ya know? Let's hope they don't have to do it again on this.
Love, love, love me some co-op. And if they can bring the fun of, say, Left 4 Dead's 4-player co-op to the Army of Two franchise, I'm fully in support of that. Though, here's hoping they aim for a more epic campaign, preferably built with 4-player co-op in mind, and include LAN support (since online was a bit wonky, and no online experience can ever compare to a good LAN party anyway). I really hope they think big on this one and it's not just the same old Army of Two experience merely revamped for 4 players.
The combined campaign length of the first two games is 8 hours, 9 at most, and this is not an hypberolic estimate, I've played them. The online connection on the second game was ok in co-op, but bad in multiplayer. Really, really gonna be hard for them to make a case to buy their third installment, when the second fixed absolutely none of the glaring flaws, which seemed to be universally agreed on.
They need to get rid of the dark tone of the 40th day and bring back the stupid but funny humor of the first game.
Can I just say this, they better not make some frickin 4 or 5 hour long game if they make it though. This is REALLY obnoxious...There is no excuse to have to pay 50 or 60 bucks for a game that is only as long as 2 movies...
Army of Two never really interested me. That and Kane and Lynch came out at the same time, and I loved Kane and Lynch's story so I kinda stuck with that series I guess. Haha.
I really loved the first and the second one. Seems like blasphemy that they are making it 4 player now :/ as long as the other two characters are bad ass though, it'll be ok.
I liked the first one haven't played the second much hope it's good cause the whole series has had mixed reviews.
story wise. army of two 40th day it suck. gameplay was better then first one.. but thats about it. weapon wise. that i like... but again. thats about it. this could do much better
Interesting.....It would be great with 4 player co-op....I just hope they have a better story. The first once was very typical and the 2nd story was not really a story...I don't know what it was.
Stop it with this crap. What are the odds of this being remotely any good? Kane and Lynch 1 & 2 were terrible and so was Army of Two 1 & 2.
Army of Two is alright but I'm mostly interested in this because there have been rumors of a some ex-Pandemic employees that were working on Army of Four.
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