Justin Lee On March 6, 2008 at 7:29 am

EA sends word that Army of Two has shipped to store shelves across North America. The highly anticipated 3rd person co-op shooter will be released on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. No clue why they say March 7th, it is already out.

Never go into battle alone! The highly anticipated 3rd person co-op shooter from EA Montreal has arrived. Electronic Arts Inc today announced that ARMY OF TWO™ has shipped to retail stores. The game will be on retail shelves on March 7 in North America and Europe. Launching on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system, ARMY OF TWO is a brand new action experience that throws gamers into hot spots ripped from today’s headlines.

ARMY OF TWO redefines co-operative online gameplay as players seamlessly move from an A.I. partner to live players. Gamers will battle it out online as they advance through six intense levels in the two-player co-op campaign mode. Players can also go for bragging rights by determining which team is the most deadly military outfit in two-on-two team battles in four distinct multiplayer versus maps.

”We’re focused on providing a great multiplayer experience for players as they engage in complex extraction and bounty missions that make them feel as if they are fighting alongside and against some of the toughest combatants the military world has to offer,” commented Alain Tascan, VP and General Manager of EA Montreal and Executive Producer of ARMY OF TWO. “Allowing people to play online together through the campaign or versus mode, we’re encouraging players to approach a shooter game in a new light through close collaboration and a higher level of team work that no other game has offered.”

Unlike other co-op games, ARMY OF TWO not only focuses on winning, it’s about getting paid. As ex-Army Rangers now turned contractors for a Private Military Corporation, players spend their hard earned cash on more accurate and deadly customizable weapons. Players can use special co-op features to complete their paid missions including the new and unique Aggro feature that ensures their partner goes unnoticed when approaching enemies. Dependent on the intensity of their gun fire, distance, line of sight and type of weapon, players can put the enemy’s attention on one player while the other plans a sneak attack to take them out!

ARMY OF TWO has been rated M by the ESRB and 18 by PEGI. For more information on the game, please visit the official game website at www.armyoftwo.com or the EA press website at http://info.ea.com.

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