Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel
Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel Coming From Visceral Games in 2013
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EA has today announced the third Army of TWO game, titled Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel. It'll "reset" the series with Dead Space developer Visceral Games taking the reins for the third instalment in the franchise that will boast the same 2-player co-op gameplay with an added mature and grittier edge. This time it'll also be powered by DICE's Frostbite 2 Engine.

You'll play as T.W.O. (Tactical Worldwide Operations) operatives Alpha and Bravo who find themselves on the streets of Mexico, slap-bang in the middle of a drug war on an assignment mired in deceit and corruption. And as you'd expect, you'll need to work together to bring the vicious drug cartels down.

“We wanted to refresh the Army of TWO franchise for a new generation of action gamers, and at the same time, stay true to the core concept that really made the first two games fan favourites,” said Julian Beak, Executive Producer at Visceral Games. “With meaningful, seamless co-op gameplay at its core and explosive new tag-team features, gamers will have to work together tactically and strategically as they push through a city dominated by one of Mexico’s deadliest drug cartels.”

As well as supporting online co-op, Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel will also enable you to play in local 2-player split-screen, and you'll be able to customise and upgrade your character to distinguish them from your friend's custom operative. There'll be a deep customisation system with more options, enabling you to upgrade weapons and customise your distinctive mask.

Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel will be releasing in March 2013.


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Comment #1 by Warfighter1000
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:17:44 AM
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Awesome! I was hoping for 4-player co-op though. :(

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Comment #2 by BROOKER 513
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:18:09 AM
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Ok time to start working on 40th day before server closure.

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Comment #3 by 123yhman
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:18:56 AM
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Thought it was Army of Four haha

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Comment #4 by ZLU CORONA
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:19:55 AM
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@1 it's army of two... not army of four!

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Comment #5 by strawberry
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:20:49 AM
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No wonder Dead space 3 looks a whole lot like Gears of war... Because the same developer is working on a gears of war rip off...

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Comment #6 by Arrrk
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:22:07 AM
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Removing Trans-World Operations, Salem and Rios and replacing them with Tactical Worldwide Operations, Alpha and Bravo. Not exactly rewarding the few fans of the series who remain after the atrocity that was the 40th Day.

Forget the reboot, just retcon out 40th Day, give us back the core personality that was stripped away, and bring on the gun customisation!

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Comment #7 by morris69
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:22:15 AM
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Good news. I enjoyed the 2nd one quite a lot.

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Comment #8 by Arcane Paradise
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:22:30 AM
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A drug war in Mexico, yeah, thats refreshing, and no Salem and Rios. Pass.

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Comment #9 by Sith Dragon DDG
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:28:02 AM
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I was hoping Visceral was working on a Dante's Inferno sequel.

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Comment #10 by RES1DENT NEMES1S
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:31:06 AM
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lol the 3rd Juarez game was subtitled 'The Cartel'... and look how that turned out!

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Comment #11 by Gruber Hof
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:35:22 AM
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What a coincidence I just started playing Ao2 again haha

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Comment #12 by The Bum-Mobile
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:38:42 AM
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Wow, that's great! I loved the first game but was underwhelmed by the demo for the second. A refocus could do the series good. Honestly just give the two leads some more depth and decent dialogue and this will be great. But Visceral is a great studio, so I have complete faith.

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Comment #13 by Blockburner83
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:39:09 AM
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No Salem or Rios, no thank you. "Refresh" the series by putting off the few fans left in the franchise...

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Comment #14 by PG_MaxPayne
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:42:49 AM
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As long as it is more like the 1st game and not the 2nd, I MAY consider buying it. AoT:TFD was a HUGE train-wreck, both for the glithces, the problem with the extra DLC and the complete change of pace from the first game that was the TRUE fan favorite.

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Comment #15 by A BENGAL HOBO
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:45:15 AM
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hopefully this 1 is good,loved the first game.never got the second.

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Comment #16 by Earth Djinn
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:53:02 AM
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Loved the first two, I hope this one is awesome too.

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Comment #17 by Vindicator51
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:03:08 AM
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So, this is why Visceral experiments with new features in another game. I saw how the sequel turned out to be a train wreck, but the first game was actually decent.

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Comment #18 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:10:19 AM
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Hopefully the achievements actually unlock and multiplayer is playable and not a lag fest this time around. I am dissapointed that Rios and Salem aren't coming back though

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Comment #19 by atomic viking54
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:11:40 AM
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@9 same :/

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Comment #20 by Rob1610
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:14:56 AM
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Wow, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm glad I'm over the Army of Two series if they're just going to abandon the 4-player co-op idea and demolish what's left. Ah well, I'm still gonna give it a try. I can't say no to co-op or weapon customisation. They're 2 of the biggest selling points for any game imo.

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Comment #21 by UberPirateNinja
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:19:31 AM
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Yeah, would rather see a return to Dantes Inferno, this doesn't sound particularly different from every other military shooter out there.

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Comment #22 by Akatsuki Sensor
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:22:52 AM
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I thoroughly enjoyed both of the previous games, I only wish the second had a couple more hours of content and the multiplayer wasn't as laggy. Let's hope the third improves on all fronts and It'll be a day one for me.

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Comment #23 by Lonegunman718
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:24:13 AM
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wtf i was looking forward to 4 person co-op i hope they keep it in :(

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Comment #24 by TacticalTodger
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:33:47 AM
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Seems smart releasing Dead Space 3 and Army of Two, so close together by the same developer, one of them is going to flop, why not just have everybody working on Dead Space 3, then just push back Army of Two..

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Comment #25 by Q Dawg187
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:36:42 AM
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Fuck off Frostbite 2,get off current gen consoles >:(

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Comment #26 by 1morey
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:41:28 AM
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Got some news. Gold "skins" will return for weapons. The M4A1 Carbine will be returning. The Walther PPk will be a useable handgun. Molotov Cocktails will be a new weapon. Silencers will also be a returning feature.

You WILL find out what happens to Rios and Salem and their part in The Devil's Cartel.

I will bring more news as I find it.

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Comment #27 by Astrex
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:51:56 AM
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didn't one of the main characters die in the last game?

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Comment #28 by DeadMan634
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:53:08 AM
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Something tells me this will be extremely gory.. (visceral games)

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Comment #29 by 1morey
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:53:39 AM
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@ #27. No, Canonically, The 40th Day you do the first negative morality choice, then for the rest of the game you do positive morality choices, and then for the last morality choice you choose the negative one.

Long story short canonically Rios and Salem both live.

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Comment #30 by Capt_Ron CFH 01
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:57:30 AM
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I'm excited that Visceral is taking over the series, but I'm sorry to see Salem and Rios go.

After the 40th Day DLC fiasco I guess someone had to get whacked.

I'll miss the guitar solos, but knowing EA Salme and Rios will end up playable characters in DLC or something.

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Comment #31 by Ostrowski
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:03:55 PM
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Ehh I asnt a big fan of the first one but the second was wasnt bad but really short, Dead space is fucking awesome so I might get this.

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Comment #32 by ATOMICKILA3000
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:11:16 PM
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Nice, I really enjoyed both games. Even though the last one was short and glitchy, it was still fun in co op. I thought that they wouldn't be able to make another Ao2 game because of how the last one ended. I never thought that they could just replace Salem and Rios since a lot of fans loved them(including me).

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Comment #33 by Iceskater101
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:20:09 PM
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I thought the first Army of Two game wasn't bad at all. I thought it was a fun game. Though I stopped playing it because I got bored of it since I did two playthroughs of the game in a row. I haven't played the 2nd one yet, but I really want to.

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Comment #34 by killthemall4444
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:38:01 PM
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The 40th day presented some of the most embarrassingly awful storytelling of the generation...otherwise a so so gears of war ripoff. I'm sure the third game will continue that fine tradition.

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Comment #35 by Stormy2k
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:45:31 PM
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The first game was ok but the second was dire.

Definatly going to wait on the demo.

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Comment #36 by Crimson Ridley
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:46:07 PM
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I thought Visceral were already releasing an Army of TWO? Dead Space 3 they were calling it, I believe.

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Comment #37 by Hannibal king 88
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 12:51:50 PM
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Aot the 40th day sucked . The whole game was ok but the end killed the game . And now aot 3 doesnt even have the guys in it fuck it not even gunna lppl at it

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Comment #38 by the action frampton
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 01:14:53 PM
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'You'll play as T.W.O. (Tactical Worldwide Operations) operatives Alpha and Bravo'. No Salem or Rios? FFS talk about the middle finger. Fuck you EA, I'm not buying it. /rage over.

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Comment #39 by Zenka The Myth
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 01:24:14 PM
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@38. If you paid attention to the last game you would realize it's the only way it could have turned out.... Idiot!

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Comment #40 by the action frampton
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 01:29:07 PM
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@39 pretty sure I paid attention to it seeing as I finished it about 4 times over and did every morality choice available multiple times. Dickhead.

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Comment #41 by E10phoenix
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 01:44:01 PM
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"A new generation of action gamers"... How long do they think it's been since the first two games were released?

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Comment #42 by navvy626
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 01:58:18 PM
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a new Army of Two game...HELL YEAH I LOVE THE AO2 SERIES, CANT WAIT!! :D

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Comment #43 by Nevander
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 02:39:33 PM
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I am REALLY getting sick of people dumping on Visceral and DS3 for what they seem to be doing for DS3. If you don't like it, DON'T PLAY IT and more importantly don't go on other news posts and bitch about it when you haven't even PLAYED IT.

Now on topic, I am so glad that EA isn't doing this and it's a dev that I actually LIKE. Visceral + Frostbite 2 + Ao2 = AWESOME. Can't wait to see more of this. I hope pimped guns return. :D

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Comment #44 by Bajan Elite
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 03:14:51 PM
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So it is coming March 2013, so I'm guessing we will see some footage at gamescon?

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Comment #45 by TrishTheDish
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 03:31:10 PM
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As long as I can still have diamond encrusted blinged out grenades, I'm in.

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Comment #46 by HalfEVILmonkey
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 06:20:02 PM
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No f*cking way am I buying this game after the lack of customer support with the f*cked up DLC in 40th Day. EA can EAT MY D*CK.!

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Comment #47 by HitmanForHire
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 06:29:44 PM
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Honestly, the banter between Salem and Rios was just about the best part of the game. I don't think the "grittier" "Alpha" and "Bravo" are what this series needs. We don't need more "gritty" games. I want light-hearted action with meaningful and fun characters. Hence why I enjoyed the first Army of Two so much.

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Comment #48 by fuelstaind
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 06:54:27 PM
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Does anyone know if they ever fixed the DLC fiasco with 40th Day? The only multiplayed achievement I got was the mask one, but I dont want to waste to points on it if I cant get all the achievements.

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Comment #49 by Crimson Ridley
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 06:57:35 PM
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@43 - It's harder to hold that mentality when you love a series and the developers pull it from your hands and start throwing shit at your face, while you desperately try to accept that what's happening in front of you is a good thing, but the reality quickly dawns on you that this developer has just thrown SHIT IN YOUR FACE!

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Comment #50 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 07:17:54 PM
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what the multiplayer should have is a multiple 2-man team. like 4 two man teams on each side. alpha team has 8, bravo team has 8. and each team would have to complete objectives, among fighting each other. then which ever four teams are the best, go head to head, in a death match till only two people remain. and if someone quits....THE GAME STILL GOES ON!!! they just received a loss on their record. not an end to the game.

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Comment #51 by Nevander
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 07:38:10 PM
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@49 - I love Dead Space and for me DS3 is still Dead Space and will still feel like the same game. Many of you guys are making it seem like it IS actually GoW or something. IT'S NOT. You do realize that storylines change? Places change? Events change? It's not always going to be dark corridors and scary moments. I'm sure the game will still have it's share of startling moments, and anyway we've only seen a FEW BITS of the WHOLE GAME.


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Comment #52 by Yourburntstar
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 08:22:47 PM
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i'm pumped for this, i was hoping they would make another game even though the last one totally failed in sales. but i'll defineately rent this and play with a friend. i think its in good hands with the Dead Space crew as well. so i'm not worried it will not be good.

i'm all for games trying to nail down good co-op action so why not try it?

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Comment #53 by TrishTheDish
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 08:38:08 PM
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Of course not, this is EA we're talking about. Fixing games costs money, so there's just no business sense in doing so.

A GENIUS user on here found a way to fix the glitches though, check the forums for more info.

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Comment #54 by JonAiello
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:06:31 PM
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First game was fantastic, never really got around to the second... should probably do that...

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Comment #55 by Nevander
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 10:39:15 PM
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@54 - Go ahead... if you don't mind never getting the 1250. Well that's not exactly true, just do the DLC before the MP and pray to the heavens that you find people for the MP.

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Comment #56 by Rastaman20
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 12:51:05 AM
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No Salem? No Rios? :'( what's wrong with you people and yea by more adult and grittier they mean serious non hilarious stupid shit, idk I might pass I have the first 2 ill have to wait till more screens and gameplay vids release but am excited to see its gun b powered by Frostbite 2 cuz that means there should b an insane amount of destruction in the game which is great

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Comment #57 by Leynat
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 04:02:05 AM
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I would have loved to have been in the meeting where they decided that Mexican Drug cartels were an exciting and original setting. The best thing about the first game was that every level was a different location and there was a fairly funny light hearted appeal to the whole thing. Not everything has to be gritty and dark.

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Comment #58 by cheevo360
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 06:11:26 AM
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2 series of Army of Two were good and fun but short campaigns. I hope Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel is much better and have more long then other 2 series.

EA is must be crazy wild to bring Dead Space 3, Crysis 3 and Army of TWO 3 (Devil's Cartel) in 2013. Combine 3 big franchises for 3rd series each.

My opinion, I most look forward to Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 then this one. :)

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Comment #59 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 06:46:21 AM
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Got my attention with Visceral working on it, but they're using the Frostbite 2 engine instead of 'The Godfather' engine they've been working with on GF and DS franchises.

Enjoyed the demo for the second game but always heard it was dead online, it was just cheapskates like me who kept showing up on the demo ;p

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Comment #60 by Diamondxinferno1116
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 10:55:04 AM
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Loved the first 2 games (glitchy BS aside) but its not EA making this so i think we will see a great game, just gunna have to wait and see

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Comment #61 by Devil Sora
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 11:36:18 AM
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Excuse me if I say this but I loved AoT for the dweebs known as Elliot Salem and Tyson Rios. . . I loved AoT for the ability to air guitar with a friend who lived all the way in Nam, I LOVED AoT for its memorable quotes like, "It just. . . . BLEW up!" I think I'll pass on this new one unless they can show me more of the same when it comes to the original.

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Comment #62 by AirborneRichard
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 01:58:08 PM
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I,m unlike most a great fan of Army Of Two even have the Rios & Salem Figures from NECA, And unlike most i enjoyed both games, but i do understand that there are alot of gamers that not shear the same feeling about these games, but even so i,m stocked about a new Army Of Two, even its kinda dissapointing you not play as Salem & Rios anymore, but the end of 40th Day made it kinda obvious they not return. To bad because i loved the corny conversation between them def with Nolan North doing the voice of Salem.
But now we got some new operatives the tangle with and with the frostbite 2 engine behind it i,m sure this might turn out into something big keep my fingers crossed but more then happy Army Of two gets a 3th! Thanks Visceral!

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Comment #63 by Bajan Elite
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 04:39:50 PM
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for all of you bummed about Rios and Salem not being playable characters watch this video hopefully it will make you feel better.

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Comment #64 by atomic viking54
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 02:12:28 PM
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i hope these people commenting realize this isnt made by vicerial games that you know of, its made by the same company that made the first two just renamed, so its still gona suck ass.

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Comment #65 by xkin87x
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 04:38:49 AM
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Sweet, a new Army of TWO...
but with a new company making it....
and new characters.....
and a retconned storyline......
How is it Army of TWO in any way other than name?

Also-“We wanted to refresh the Army of TWO franchise for a new generation of action gamers" WTF defines a generation to these people? The last one came out in Jan. 2010.

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Comment #66 by Habsfan
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 10:23:35 PM
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no Salem and Rios, no game for me!

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