EA's Army of Two targets PS3 and Xbox 360

Two-man co-op play the foundation of next-gen action game throwing gamers into "current day" hotspots

It's been kept top secret for the past year has Army of Two, a co-op play-orientated PS3 and Xbox 360 action game that's just been unveiled by EA and one that will apparently "redefine strategic TWO man cooperative play".

Army of Two is a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin title in that two-man action, indeed co-op action, is the core gameplay mechanic. Although we've not exactly been inundated with details, EA has explained that gamers will be thrown "into hot spots ripped from current day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with intelligent Partner AI (PAI) and a live player."

See the emphasis on 'two' here? That's two! TWO SUCKERS! "When one man is not enough, it will take an army of two to fight through war, political turmoil and a conspiracy so vast it threatens the entire world." Apparently. Two, two, two. Don't forget, or the world may implode.

"Army of Two is the first game to put players inside tactical warfare involving Private Military Corporations," according to Alain Tascan, vice president and general manager at EA Montréal where the game is being developed.

Reid Schneider, senior producer at EA Montréal, has added: "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(!) is due 2(TWO!)007.