There is a new third-person shooter on the way and it is based on a classic IP. Hasbro, GameMill, and Maximum Games are releasing G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch with a confirmed date of October 13th. A trailer shows the game in action and it looks like it could be a fun little game. G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout will feature both a campaign mode with 18 missions, and multiplayer modes. The campaign can be played in local co-op. You can watch the trailer below.
There will be 12 playable characters to choose from including Duke, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Destro, Roadblock, and Storm Shadow, with each having access to their own special abilities. The multiplayer modes will include King of the Hill, Capture The Flag, and Assault. The locations in the game will be recognisable to anyone that watched the cartoon including Cobra Headquarters and the U.S.S. Flagg. However, if you’re expecting big multiplayer fare then there will be some disappoinment. According to the official site, the multiplayer will be limited to 4-player local
There have been some attempts to bring G.I. Joe back into some relevance. Who can forget the two G.I. Joe movies starring Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson. In fact, there is a third G.I. Joe live-action movie expected next year. The last major G.I. Joe video game release was in 2009 with G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra, which was a tie in to the movie of the same name.
Source: Press Release