I’m starting to become the Perez Hilton of the RipTen staff. Last week I rumored up some Assassins Creed III news, and now I go even deeper with Army of Four. That’s right, Army of Four could be something that is happening soon, and I couldn’t be happier to hear about it.
Joe Flanigan, someone I’m not familiar with (but my editor started screaming like a little school girl when I mentioned his name), tweeted a little news out this morning:
Digging a bit deeper, I found that Joe Flanigan was Lt. Colonel John Sheppard in Stargate: Atlantis (more screams from editor, I still have no clue what any of this is). I’m sure there are plenty of fans out there, so this could bode very well for a relaunch of the Army of * series. These rumors are not brand new though, additional information was leaked back in December. Add all the pieces together and it looks like Army Of is coming back with a ton of support.
For those unfamiliar, the Army of Two series is a co-op focused 3rd person shooter that can be played online with a buddy. I never got a chance to play 40th Day (the sequel), something I hope to remedy soon, but this information is accurate from my experiences with the first Ao2. The competitive side of the series had you facing off against another team of two for more cash to “pimp” out your weapons.
While the games were received fairly well, the first game did not live up to expectations set by EA in all of the previews, ultimately hurting the second games sales. Many of the features that were touted from the early previews of the game, were cut before release. If one player was shot, a mini-game would be played to insert a tampon into the bullet hole. This, and many other exciting (gross) things, were slowly cut from the game as it neared completion, and while the series was a ton of fun, it seemed to be missing little bits of something.
Army of Four will most likely be a four player continuation of what we are already familiar with. If not, well… what a terrible name. I loved the first game in the series, so here’s hoping this one keeps the Army of Two(Four) franchise from taking another long vacation.
We have reached out to EA for comment and will be sure to update you when/if we hear more.
Editor’s note: I like Joe Flanigan and Stargate: Atlantis. What of it? – MF