Get ready to dive in some action as G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout releases today

Get ready to dive in some action as G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout releases today

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is an upcoming third-person shooter game based on the popular G.I. Joe toyline. The game releases today October 13, 2020 on Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

It will be the first G.I. Joe console game since G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra which was released back in 2009. G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is developed by IguanaBee and Fair Play Labs. The publishing duty is taken up by GameMill Entertainment in North America and Maximum Games in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Experience action from both sides- Team Joe and Team Cobra

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a third-person shooter which is available in singleplayer as well as multiplayer modes. You can play as your favorite characters from protagonist Team G.I. Joe and the antagonist Team Cobra in two Sonic Adventure 2-style story modes. This way players can experience the action from both sides.

In a post on PlayStation Blog, Rich Zambarano, Hasbro’s Gaming Content Manager said that “We always strive to define our core characters, their unique attributes/abilities, and personalities through gameplay as much as possible and because this is a deeply story-driven gameplay experience, and I think we were able to successfully capture that depth for both the G.I. Joe and Cobra characters. I hope players and fans will greatly enjoy this aspect of the game.”

12 different characters

Players can choose to play from 12 different characters from Team G.I. Joe or Team Cobra including

  • Lady Jaye

  • Snake Eyes

  • Scarlett

  • Duke

  • Roadblock

  • Storm Shadow

  • Destro

  • Baroness

  • Cobra Commander

  • Zartan

Four Multiplayer Modes

Players will be able to complete story missions with each other in local split-screen co-op mode, or compete in 4 vs. 4 local matches in across different multiplayer modes which are-

  • Capture the Flag

  • Assault

  • King of the Hill

  • Deathmatch Arena

Players can choose from an assortment of weapons, player skins and character skins. It will include 18 weapons, 36 weapon skins, 12 alternate character skins and a set of unique ultimate abilities.

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout also holds a nostalgic surprise in store for the fans. Rich Zambarano says that fans will have something to look forward to towards the end of the story mode. “Our G.I. Joe fans are very passionate with incredible attention to detail. I will say, without giving anything away, that there is a very iconic element that players will uncover in the last mission that we decided to slip in. It is unrelated to the actual game story but is something super fans will remember fondly and hopefully be excited to see.”

You can watch the official trailer of G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout below.

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