Thursday, April 17, 2008

Brothers in Arms 3 Finally Gets a Release Date

Gearbox announced today via a new trailer that its long awaited Brothers in Arms sequel, Hell's Highway, will be coming out this August, just shy of three years after it was announced. They've supposedly completely redesigned the online component and it will now feature "dozens" of players on each team where originally it was only going to support 20 players total. A strict reading of "dozens" means we're looking at 48-player games at a minimum. There haven't been any games that have pulled off that many simultaneous players with success on a console, so Gearbox has their work cut out for them. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as they say. Then again, Insomniac is promising 60-player battles in Resistance 2, so who knows.

Highway's arrival proves that August is indeed the new beginning of the holiday season as it joins fellow long-delayed shooter Mercenaries 2 and Saint's Row 2, both confirmed for August. Too Human and Left 4 Dead, two of my most anticipated games, are rumored to be August releases as well.

And you thought last year, with Bioshock, Blue Dragon, and Metroid Prime 3 was big.

[via Joystiq]

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