The word that came down about Electronic Arts Montreal’s Army of Two sequel look to be true. Today, the studio officially announced Army of Two: The 40th Day.
The game revisits the two-man team of Salem and Rios as they press through Shanghai, China shooting at things. Together. The press release reads — and we’re not making this stuff up — “Rios and Salem find themselves right in the middle of it all — the wrong place, the wrong time, but the right team.” Amazing.
Army of Two: The 40th Day will feature more co-op moves that can be used at any time, which EA says will open up new strategies and choices for players. As expected, the title is slated to hit the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this winter. But most surprising is that it’s also listed for a PlayStation Portable release.
Maybe it finally is the year Sony’s portable media monster will shine. Or should we say “right place, right time…right handheld”?
EA Montreal Announces ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY
The Ultimate Two-Man Private Military Team is Back in Action Delivering New and Groundbreaking Cooperative Gameplay
MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EA Montreal, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced ARMY OF TWO™: THE 40th DAY. The ultimate two-man private military team of Salem and Rios return in this epic sequel where they must survive and prevail in a city under siege. EA Montreal is once again leading the next evolution in co-op shooter games offering a fresh, innovative and fluid co-op experience with a deep arsenal of customizable weapons so players can team up with their friends online for the fight of their lives.
With ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY, we’re pushing the tactical two-man military team into new battlegrounds offering a completely organic and rich co-op experience to deliver an action-packed co-op shooter this winter,” says Reid Schneider, Executive Producer, EA Montreal. “As chaos blankets Shanghai, China, you must rely on your partner to survive as you weave through a broken city left devastated in a mysterious wake.”
When a disaster of epic proportions strikes Shanghai, China, Rios and Salem find themselves right in the middle of it all—the wrong place, the wrong time, but the right team. A carefully orchestrated series of mysterious catastrophes is dragging Shanghai to the brink of ruin, and now the Army of Two must fight their way through ravaged city districts as they try to beat the odds and uncover the secret of the 40th Day.
ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY features a bigger playbook of new co-op moves that either player can use at any time, opening up new strategies and countless choices for both players. The result is a bigger, better, more organic and immersive co-op experience that lets gamers put their best two-man tactics to use whenever and wherever they want.
ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY will be available for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) this winter.