Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel Was Going to be Army of Four

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Today’s weirdest news story probably goes towards the original plans for the title of Visceral’s next Army of Two game, which was going to be titled Army of Four. Here’s the kicker: the title didn’t come from the number of players.

In an interview with Digital Spy, developer Visceral Games discussed how the title Army of Four was an “internal thing”, named because it was the fourth installment in the series (following two games and an expansion pack). Senior producer James Nance said that the four-player component was considered, but that two-player co-op has always been the focus. The idea to add competitive multiplayer was abandoned in light of the fact that The 40th Day was “dinged” for attempting the mode.

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, was announced earlier this month and promises a grittier take on the franchise’s cooperative gameplay. Developed by Visceral Games, the title will utilize Battlefield 3‘s Frostbite 2.0 engine and is set for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March 2013.

Will you be playing The Devil’s Cartel? Let us know in the comments, or discuss whether you think the third time’s the charm in our forums!

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