Friday, 24 May 2024

Army of Two: The 40th Day

It’s been a while since we last checked in on Army of Two: The 40th Day, and we’re excited to share the progress we’ve seen so far. Recently, we had the opportunity to get hands-on with the game at an event hosted by EA in Tokyo. During the event, we explored the revamped weapon customization system and saw some impressive gameplay demos. Let’s dive into the details!

A New and Improved Weapon Customization System

One of the standout features of Army of Two: The 40th Day is its weapon customization system. In the previous game, players could upgrade their firearms with limited options. However, this time around, the customization possibilities are nearly limitless. You can now swap out various parts of your weapon, including the barrel, cartridge, stock, suppressor, scope, and front mount. This level of customization allows players to create unique and personalized firearms that suit their playstyle. The developers describe this feature as “Legos meets guns,” highlighting their commitment to providing a hardcore yet fun experience.

But that’s not all – you can also change the style of your selected firearm. Whether you prefer a sleek gold finish, a camouflage jungle motif, or even a zebra print, the game offers a wide range of options to make your weapon truly yours. Additionally, the front mounts have become more creative, allowing you to attach found items like a screwdriver or a kitchen knife. With over 8000 potential custom guns, the level of customization in Army of Two: The 40th Day is a significant upgrade from its predecessor.

Exciting Gameplay and Moral Choices

During the gameplay demos, we witnessed the engaging cooperative gameplay that has become a trademark of the Army of Two series. Players control Salem and Rios, who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. The game presents them with moral choices, such as deciding how to handle a situation involving hostages. In the demo, the players chose to carefully neutralize the threats while ensuring the safety of the civilians. This moral decision-making system adds a layer of depth to the gameplay and provides rewards for acts of heroism, such as saving hostages.

Improved Aggro System and Challenging Enemies

In addition to the moral choices, we noticed some improvements to the Aggro system. In previous games, the Aggro system relied on a blazing red aura to indicate the player drawing enemy attention. However, in Army of Two: The 40th Day, the Aggro system has been toned down to a subtle blue glow. This change allows for more strategic gameplay without sacrificing the core mechanics of the series.

The demo also showcased new enemy types, including heavy units with specific weaknesses. For example, one heavy unit carelessly left their head uncovered, making them relatively easy to take out if you can avoid their deadly blast area. These challenging enemies require players to communicate and work together effectively to overcome them.

Multiplayer and Beyond

While details on multiplayer were scarce during the event, we can expect more information to be revealed in October. Army of Two: The 40th Day promises an engaging cooperative multiplayer experience, building upon the solid foundation established in previous entries.


Q: When will Army of Two: The 40th Day be released?
A: Army of Two: The 40th Day is set to hit retail shelves in North America in January of 2010.

Q: How many custom guns can be created in the new title?
A: Over 8000 custom guns can be crafted in Army of Two: The 40th Day, offering players a wide range of options for their arsenal.


Army of Two: The 40th Day is shaping up to be an exciting addition to the series. With its revamped weapon customization system, engaging moral choices, and challenging enemies, players can expect an immersive cooperative experience. Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the release date, and be prepared to join Salem and Rios in their thrilling adventure.

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