EA Planning Mercenaries 3, Hoping to Make Mercenaries 10

Following up on the late August release of Mercenaries 2 (PC, PS2, PS3, 360), EA publishing COO John Pleasants has stated that "there will be a...


Following up on the late August release of Mercenaries 2 (PC, PS2, PS3, 360), EA publishing COO John Pleasants has stated that "there will be a Mercenaries 3, and if I can have anything to do with it, there will be a Mercenaries 10."

The Pandemic-developed open-world action game sequel has sold 1.9 million copies since it hit retailers, the company revealed during a conference call yesterday.

With EA riding a wave of planned sequels--Dead Space 2, Army of Two 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 along with Mirror's Edge 2 and 3--Pleasants noted that future Dead Space and Mirror's Edge games "are not likely to be annual sequels."

He also promised a strong future for the Spore franchise, vowing that both expansion packs and new business models are coming for the Maxis-helmed evolution series.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    October 31, 2008 8:14 AM

    mercenaries 2 sold close to 2 million copies? whats the world coming to?

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      October 31, 2008 8:19 AM

      2 million people don't like horrible game stopping bugs!

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        October 31, 2008 8:19 AM

        err... *don't mind*

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        October 31, 2008 8:39 AM

        I played through the entire game (360) without encountering a single 'game stopping bug' or anything close to that.

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      October 31, 2008 8:23 AM

      Bad taste in games I would say.
      either this... or the "frat boy" gamers have something to do with this.

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      October 31, 2008 8:24 AM

      1) The first game was awesome

      2) They had a good ad campaign

      I hope the third is a lot more like #1.

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        October 31, 2008 8:50 AM

        ^ This, pretty much. There's also the fact that it's fun, if on the shallow side.

        #3 probably won't be an insta-buy though, whereas #2 was on the strength of its predecessor. I'm going to wait and see where they go from here.

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      October 31, 2008 9:08 AM

      It's really fun in coop. Some people still have friends.

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      October 31, 2008 10:26 AM

      it's coming to a world IN FLAMES

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      October 31, 2008 2:21 PM

      I played the PC demo, and on the very first tank I tried to jack, the third timed button press referred to a control I evidently didn't have available (I pressed EVERY button that was bound to an action - I tried like 15 times), and so I gave up (plus clipping, wallhacking AI, framerate drops to 5fps (or so) and rather bland graphics.
      Pissed me off too, as I had been getting excited enough to show my friends videos of this cool game I would soon be purchasing. I wound up not doing so.

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