One of the coolest aspects of what I do here at Unscripted 360 is that I’m lucky enough to see some cool shit and participate in some even cooler events. EA had a pre-PAX community event for Army of Two: The 40th Day and Danger and I got to hang out with the real Salem and Rios! I almost got away with one of those famous masks but the guns they had convinced me to leave them on the table.
We also got a chance to sit down, relax and play some 40th Day without worrying about long lines. The game has only gotten better and better each time I’ve seen it. The GPS is a great new feature to the game. Salem and Rios’ co-op options have also been increased giving you a lot of tools to play with and even more ways to tackle a situation. You can go in guns blazing (like me most of the time) or you can do a more tactical approach.
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What are screenshots for? They’re here for one purpose and that’s to get us excited about what’s to come on. I often wonder how effective they are but then I see screenshots like these recent ones for Army of Two: The 40th Day and I wonder no more. Looking at these definitely increase my desire for the game so I’m passing them along to tickle your eyes.
What is that little kid doing there? Tag him and bag him? I know Rios and Salem are hardcore but Deacon loves the kids so they will go unharmed.
Screenshots: Army of Two: The 40th Day
I don’t think anyone will be surprised when I say that this game is going to kick nuts across the field! You should have all read my impressions of the game already so I know you’re well prepared to dig into the roles of Salem and Rios once more. That time is coming but until then, at least EA Montreal is giving you guys and girls something creative to do and a chance to get your creation “in the game”. Ready to let your inner soldier out?
Today, EA Montreal announced the return of the weapon design contest for ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY. From June 23, 2009 to July 12 2009, participants can submit their ultimate weapon at the game’s official website (peep the new website) for a chance to have it included in a future EA game.
To enter the contest, gamers will need to submit an image of their weapon and a brief 200-word description. You can view the contest rules right here. Once you submit the design, the images will be posted to the site for the community to vote on. Starting on July 20, 2009 the top weapons will be reviewed by the development team who will then pick the two best designs.
I’m a designer by trade so I’ll be submitting a totally pimped out Aggro machine that rips through buildings! If you submit something, let me see it!
Army of Two: The 40th Day is going to make you forget about the first one. From what we were shown at EA Montreal, you won’t recognize this game beyond the kick ass masks that Salem and Rios wear. Everything else about Army of Two: The 40th Day has been tweaked and improved so much that it makes the first seem outdated. That my dear friends is what you want in a sequel. Let’s begin shall we?
I had an amazing time with the EA Montreal crew. Big, huge shout to Ron Yatco, John Brown, Matt “The Club Veteran” Turner and EA Redwood Shores’ Jon Long. I also want to give a shout to all the community peeps that attended the event especially Peter from Gamertag Radio and David from Konsole Kingz! We blazed to new heights in Montreal together. There are four things you need to remember about Montreal now. Poutine, Denim, Payless and Bullet Holes. (especially the denim) You can actually listen in to a roundtable on the trip featuring myself, Peter and David on Episode #190 over at Gamertag Radio.
One bit of exclusive news for you all to digest is that you might want to keep your save file from the first Army of Two. If you haven’t played it yet, then you might want to do so before the game launches. I’m not sure about a release date so play it safe and get some Army of Two action on now to get a save file.
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Well if you’re reading this that means the timer went off in the admin area and I’m currently asleep in a hotel somewhere within Montreal, Canada preparing to sit down with the makers of Army of Two: The 40th Day. That’s the good part. The bad part is that I’m going from 80 degree weather to 48 degree weather. Immune system don’t fail me now.
I enjoyed the first Army of Two so I’m pretty excited to get some hand’s on time with the sequel. What’s up with the name? Why not just Army of Two 2? I have a list of all the questions you guys and girls posted so I’m going to try and hound EA Montreal to answer them all. There might be an embargo on what I can talk about though so don’t shoot the messenger if I come back with my lips sealed.
If I have some time, I’ll try to pop in and update this post on what I’m doing. I won’t be able to use my G1 because of how stupid T-Mobile treats a trip to Canada. Data charges are a mutha so I’ll be off the grid pretty much until I return Saturday night.
Combat. Comraderie. Cash. The boys are f@#$n back! Salem and Rios appear to be headed back for more action in a sequel to Army of Two. I got a package today from EA that contained a pretty pimped out t-shirt plastered with Army of Two 2 and the words “SUBMIT” on the front. There’s also a mysterious character on the front that is neither Salem nor Rios. It’s perhaps the weirdest sequel title to date but I suppose it’s tentative. Army of Two 2. It doesn’t exactly flow off the tongue ya know?
No matter how odd a sequel reads, I’m ready for some more Aggro! You can check out some pics of the t-shirt here.