Army Of Two: The 40th Day Is Official

After a lovely week and a half of rumor and speculation, EA Montreal pulls back the curtain on Army of Two: The 40th Day, now under development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PSP.

Yes, the name has been confirmed, as well as several of the details leaked last week, including the new setting of Shanghai, where a series of strange catastrophes have the city on the brink of ruin. Our two fist-bumping friends Rios and Salem find themselves in the middle of the action, fighting their way through the ruins as they uncover the mysterious forces bringing the city to its knees. If the rumor holds true, said forces are an army of private military contractors trying to take over the city, but we'll let them have their little secrets for now.

The 40th Day promises to open up the dynamic duo's co-op playbook even further, giving players new strategies and choices as they progress through the game.

With ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY, we're pushing the tactical two-man military team into new battlegrounds offering a completely organic and rich co-op experience to deliver an action-packed co-op shooter this winter," says Reid Schneider, Executive Producer, EA Montreal. "As chaos blankets Shanghai, China, you must rely on your partner to survive as you weave through a broken city left devastated in a mysterious wake."

Devastated in a mysterious wake? Must have been one hell of a post-funeral celebration to take out an entire town. If you ask me, the Irish are involved.

The 40th Day promises to open up the dynamic duo's co-op playbook even further, giving players new strategies and choices as they progress through the game. No specific details were given, but I'm still holding out hope for a maneuver where they hug each other and shoot their weapons from under their arms.

Speaking of hugging, nice to see the PSP getting a little love, isn't it?