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EA Announces 'Army of Two' Sequel

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Posted March 12, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

'Army of Two' Sequel

Electronic Arts today revealed a sequel to third-person action game Army of Two. It is billed as an "epic sequel" where super-soldiers Salem and Rios must survive and prevail in a city under siege. It's coming out this winter for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

EA says the game will feature more co-op moves than the original. Either players will be able to use moves at any time, which should open up new strategies and choices for players. EA says the changes will result in a bigger, better, more organic and immersive co-op experience. Here's the official description of the game:

"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."

I really liked the first Army of Two and I thought it got a little bit of an unfair reaction from gamers. It was by no means a life-changer, but it was a fun way to kill a few hours on your Xbox with a friend. Sure, the single-player was weak, but the co-op was fun and ridiculous. And I liked the blinged out guns and the few times the game left the realm of super-serious shooter and showed its goofy side.  I hope the sequel manages to preserve and build on what was cool and silly about the original instead of trying to be a co-op Gears of War 2 or something.

What about you? Did you like the first game? Do you even care that a sequel is coming?

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