Eidos and Pivotal Games' Conflict squad-based shooter series, which has always proved popular with console jockeys, is back and blasting co-op guns in Conflict: Denied Ops (previously known under the working title' Crossfire').
The subtitle 'Denied Ops' means that the two 'stars' of the game are operatives hired by the government but ones who have no links traceable back to the corridors of power.
Sounding a bit like EA's Army of Two, Eidos says the new Conflict game features gameplay that's focussed on "accessible two-man tactics" - it talks about switching seamlessly between teammates to lay down covering fire, exploring diverging paths, creating distractions and pinning the enemy under fire, for example.
It's also promising that new Puncture Technology created by developer Pivotal Games and featured in Denied Ops leads to a "highly destructible environment, allowing players to utilize new tactics such as shooting through walls to create sniping holes or blasting open new paths to take the enemy by surprise."
Robert Lindsey, executive VP of sales and marketing at Eidos say Denied Ops is taking the Conflict series in a more mature direction. "Conflict: Denied Ops delivers large-scale Hollywood style action sequences in real-world political hot spots, sure to appease fans of the FPS genre."
Conflict: Denied Ops is due out spring 2008.