EA Confirms Army of Two Sequel

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Posted by Jeff (3577 posts) -
Hey, it's those guys! Those Army of Two guys!
No big surprises here, since the game's name leaked out a couple of days ago. Though I guess the fact that EA Montreal's totally bro'd-up sequel is coming to the PSP wasn't something I expected. Army of Two: The 40th Day will again put players behind the facemasks of Salem and Rios, the two mercenaries who bumped fists and air guitared their way through the orginal Army of Two.

This time, the duo will bop their way through Shangai, China as they try to figure out what, exactly, The 40th Day refers to.

The game will hit North American PSPs, 360s, and PS3s in Q4.
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#1 Posted by Jeff (3577 posts) -
Hey, it's those guys! Those Army of Two guys!
No big surprises here, since the game's name leaked out a couple of days ago. Though I guess the fact that EA Montreal's totally bro'd-up sequel is coming to the PSP wasn't something I expected. Army of Two: The 40th Day will again put players behind the facemasks of Salem and Rios, the two mercenaries who bumped fists and air guitared their way through the orginal Army of Two.

This time, the duo will bop their way through Shangai, China as they try to figure out what, exactly, The 40th Day refers to.

The game will hit North American PSPs, 360s, and PS3s in Q4.
Staff
#2 Posted by Death_Burnout (3797 posts) -

Could this article be any more dry?

#3 Posted by Jeff (3577 posts) -

I know, right? It's almost as if the author decided he didn't feel like writing the 'dude, why does this game even exist" paragraph because his position on the issue has already been well-established!

Staff
#4 Posted by ElectricHaggis (630 posts) -

Indeed.

#5 Edited by Death_Burnout (3797 posts) -

Haha. Well whatever! i love Army of Two, which is not as well-established. I give it more love than it deserves.

#6 Posted by Codariocalyx (56 posts) -

I dont think theres a mandatory rule for every article to be funny, get over it Mr Death sir

#7 Posted by LaszloKovacs (1143 posts) -

I feel like the first game was about all the Army of Two I can handle.

#8 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

I can feel the excitement. :D

#9 Posted by Magnus_Bulla (112 posts) -

I actually kinda liked the first one. It had fun online co-op.

#10 Posted by LifeByDegrees (242 posts) -

Good Morning Giant Bomb. I hope you enjoyed your nap.

#11 Edited by Kohe321 (3529 posts) -

Huh well I was really let down by the first one... Hopefully the sequel is better.

#12 Posted by Rogerjak (12 posts) -

Do want this game.

#13 Posted by HT101 (1157 posts) -

I love all the talk they have done about this game and I want to play it just to see what it's about.  Anyway, I want the new Persona 4 endurance run movie up so I can watch that.

#14 Posted by End_Boss (3220 posts) -

Man... Okay, whatever, I'll say it. I enjoyed Army of Two's over-the-top style and its story mode (when played in co-op). Yes, versus multiplayer was garbage, but whatever. Army of Two doesn't suck, YOU suck!

#15 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -

AWESOME i loved army of two and i am still playing it now for my achievements.

#16 Posted by Captain_Fookup (1519 posts) -

Hopefully EA can fix what was wrong with the first game and not just pump out another turd sandwich like their sports games.

#17 Posted by VibratingDonkey (878 posts) -

This needs to be more like God Hand. Everything needs to be more like God Hand.

#18 Posted by logson (521 posts) -

Not sure why, but I feel like giving this game a chance. Didn't like the first one, buuuuut I feel like there's a tiny bit of hope that this could become a franchise worth a damn.

#19 Posted by Slunks (329 posts) -

Wedley-wedley-wedley-wiiiiiiiii!

#20 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

I only played the demo of the first one and didn't care too much for it.

#21 Posted by IceColdGamer (605 posts) -

I totally enjoyed the first one, and I'm sure I'll enjoy the 2nd one.

#22 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2403 posts) -

awkward name

#23 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

If they do a good job it could be fun.  The original was cool but it felt rushed.

#24 Posted by TheHBK (5486 posts) -

Yeah, only people who have friends and played this co-op actually enjoyed it, thats what it was for.  Though still not as good as gears.

#25 Posted by ahoodedfigure (4240 posts) -

The 40th Day is a biblical reference.  And it indirectly could refer to a plague, because quarantine originally meant that you endured a sickness for 40 days, like so many in the bible did.  If you could manage that you were considered free of the sickness.  We vary such isolation now because, you know, germ theory, but the name stuck, and refers directly to "40". 

Then you have Moses, Noah, Jesus, all manner of biblical characters enduring things for 40 days.  40 was a numerological term in Hebrew which just symbolized "a long time," just like 6 represented imperfection, and 7 represented perfection.

#26 Posted by carlthenimrod (1594 posts) -

The worst part of the first game was the story. Both characters came off as complete douches. Besides that I thought the game was decent. Just nothing special.

#27 Posted by PercyChuggs (1087 posts) -

It will come out in November, get killed by Modern Warfare 2 and BioShock 2, and then EA will wonder why it didn't sell.

#28 Posted by PeasForFees (2411 posts) -

DUDE. Confirm my endurance run. :)

#29 Edited by manicproblematic (78 posts) -

yeah no the first game was enough for me. I don't think il be playing the second one....well i miiiiight rent it if there is like NOTHING else to play... unlikely though... 

#30 Posted by Kazona (3068 posts) -

Since Jeff can't be bothered to say it, I will...


Dude why does this game even exist?
#31 Posted by Death_Burnout (3797 posts) -
PercyChuggs said:
"It will come out in November, get killed by Modern Warfare 2 and BioShock 2, and then EA will wonder why it didn't sell."
That sounds about right.
#32 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

I am NOT interested, thankyouverymuch.

#33 Posted by darthincredible25 (76 posts) -

To be honest, aside from all the stupid voice acting and lame story, I really enjoyed the combat, it felt kind of like a pure third-person shooter, almost as good as Gears of War.

#34 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6299 posts) -

The first one seemed pretty cool, I might check out number 2.

#35 Posted by Teh_Eel (296 posts) -

Well the first one was shit, so my bet is the second one will be as well.

#36 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3092 posts) -

Good Job EA on dropping the ball with maybe the greatest name for a game ever.

#37 Edited by DeadMonkeys (825 posts) -

Jeff's title was better than this garbage.
After killing dudes, you could score DOUBLE CASH with the DOUBLE FISTBUMP.

#38 Posted by tekmojo (2302 posts) -

Hated the first one.

#39 Posted by darkjester74 (1578 posts) -

Never played the first one, if I find it in a bargain bin somewhere I might get it.  The 40th Day is a stupid subtitle...it waaay too serious for what is obviously a campy game.

#40 Posted by roofy (1005 posts) -

i loved army of two and all its flaws.

any game with co op seems to be great even if its shit

#41 Posted by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -

The first one had some good ideas, and then something happened before it came out and it all went to shit.  Most of the realistic merc things like the tampons and the little minigame to resuscitate your mate all went away and you were left with a game that was supposed to be very dark and violent and instead had the violence with two douchebags that wouldn't be able to shoot their way out of a liquor store.

If you're going to make a game based on PMCs, make them realistic.  There are idiots that go over there and shoot up the place like these humps, and they usually end up dead - shot by real PMCs to clean out the trash.  Don't come over here and think it's easy money, I'll shoot your ass myself if you blow my mission by being a cowboy, and it's real easy to blame it on insurgents.  Real personnel that do this work are professionals that know their business and aren't high-fiving in a firefight.  Shit, Gears is more realistic in tone than Ao2 was, and that's just sad.

EA, make the game right and you'll have a solid shooter that isn't just another game.  These guys go there for money, but that's just an extra incentive, they go private because it sidesteps the chain of command and beuracratic red tape that ties your hands.  They want to make a difference and get the job done, and not have some REMF screw up their shit because of some clerical error.

#42 Posted by Dimsey (954 posts) -

Glad to see it confirmed. It mightn't have been a great game, but I at least enjoyed the first Army of Two and look forward to more fist bumping, air guitar and explosions and whatnot.

#43 Posted by TomA (2531 posts) -

This is one of the games that i'm most looking forward to this year,i really loved the first game,i didn't understand why it got such bad scores.

#44 Edited by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

Don't care, I don't have a 360

#45 Posted by LackLuster (721 posts) -

Yeah, I actually kind of liked the first one

#46 Posted by John1912 (1886 posts) -

The first one sold well enough for a sequal?  If nothing else it seems the last one got made fun of for how gay it was.  Not that theres anything wrong with that....

#47 Posted by TheFrostedGamer (296 posts) -

I agree with Death_Burnout that this article was too dry for a jeff article. Anyone who just simply wanted game information or a press release can go anywhere for that, instead of a random article here.

On a side note: I think they're making a mistake by not making Army of Two: TIts, Fire, and Destruction instead.

#48 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

Army of Two Deux?
NOT... interested...

#49 Edited by Pinmonkey (49 posts) -

This news made my morning. Fist bumping, Wu-Tang discussion, gold plated shotguns, free DLC levels, and a ship captain who talks about ships blowing faster than a Thai hooker. What's not to like? I guess I just don't have good taste in games because I don't suck Bioshock's dick.

#50 Posted by Duke_Lion (221 posts) -

AGGRO!

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