EA Announce Co-op Centric Title Army of Two

Electronic Arts has today confirmed development on an original IP, Army of Two, for PlayStation3 and Xbox 360. The game, which is the first title from the company’s Montreal studio, places emphasis on two-player gameplay either with a second gamer or computer AI throughout the scenarios described as being ‘…ripped from current day headlines…‘ including war and politcal turmoil.

Alain Tascan, VP and General Manager of EA Montréal has been serving as Executive Producer on the title. Tascan comments, “ARMY OF TWO is a first for EA in many ways. This is the first EA studio to be built entirely from the ground-up. This is EA’s first original title for the next-gen systems. ARMY OF TWO is the first game to put players inside tactical warfare involving Private Military Corporations.

Reid Schneider, Senior Producer at EA Montréal noted, “This is the game we’ve always wanted to create. Until now, the hardware would not allow us to deliver truly intelligent AI characters. We’ve built this game with co-operative TWO man gameplay as the centerpiece of the experience. Whether you’re playing with PAI or a friend, it’s about the TWO man missions, TWO man strategies and the TWO man advantage that really sets this game apart.

Army of Two will be released during 2007 and will be showcased at E3 in May.