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Cannon Fodder returns - to the the PSP

Post by Mad Gerald » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:16 am

From the press release:

Codemasters to airdrop fun into the war zone as Cannon Fodder is announced for the PSP® system

Putting a grenade in your hands and a smile on your face, Codemasters today confirms plans for the return of Cannon Fodder, the classic and hilarious combat gaming franchise, in spring 2007.

The all-new Cannon Fodder is now in development and will be wreaking its unique war-torn havoc on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The title will update the gameplay of the beloved 16-bit originals, combining fast- paced strategic action with the series’ devilish sense of humour that earned it the tagline: war has never been so much fun.

For those who haven’t been through Cannon Fodder’s unique military training, players command their troop of soldiers, individually or as a group, in a diverse range of on-foot and vehicle based combat missions. Blowing stuff up and generally causing untold amounts of military mayhem is the order of the day.

The fast paced action will be presented in a unique and distinctive visual style that’s unmistakably Cannon Fodder. Far from being just a pretty tribute, this new version builds on the classic tactical combat gameplay and introduces a raft of new features, such as the ability to call in air strikes, perform radar sweeps as well as unleashing a host of new weaponry including flamethrowers and sniper rifles.

As the conflict unfolds, the action is reported live from the warzone by the new FTV channel, giving you a better look at the game’s pintsized protagonists. The wireless capability of the host consoles gives rise to another exciting innovation: four-player link play in deathmatch as well as co-op scenarios.

www.codemasters.co.uk/cannonfodder
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Post by kiniki » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:38 am

This could be amazing... Although a DS version wouldn't go a miss.

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Post by merman » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:45 am

Canon Fodder - is that the game where you control lots of priests as they go around converting people? :lol:
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Post by kaiserpc » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:49 am

what, no DS version!! :cry:
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Post by kiniki » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:52 am

kaiserpc wrote:what, no DS version!! :cry:
I know! I'm sure they could actually find something to do with the stylus!

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Post by revgiblet » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:54 am

kiniki wrote:
kaiserpc wrote:what, no DS version!! :cry:
I know! I'm sure they could actually find something to do with the stylus!
Yes, how about stabbing it into the neck of a random passer-by in a fit of frustrated rage when you die FOR THE FIFTIETH TIME ON THE SAME LEVEL...

Cannon-Fodder was great, but it was essentially a puzzle game. You had to figure out the right order in which to do things and where the enemy soliders were.
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Post by SirClive » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:58 am

merman wrote:Canon Fodder - is that the game where you control lots of priests as they go around converting people? :lol:

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Post by Randall Flagg » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:24 am

It had to have puzzles in it, f mini guys running around just shooting stuff would have got pretty dull after a few levels.

Wasn't there a big stink about the theme music "War, never been so much fun" making light of real war....
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Post by Mad Gerald » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:36 am

merman wrote:Canon Fodder - is that the game where you control lots of priests as they go around converting people? :lol:

Ha bl00dy ha! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:57 pm

Would work well on the DS too, move with the d-pad, shoot with the pointer thingamajig. (I don't have a DS clearly)
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Post by pottyboy » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:16 pm

It's great that Cannon Fodder is returning but I've lost faith in Codemasters after Sensible Soccer 2006 so I probably won't buy it.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:21 pm

Plus it always worked best with a mouse....

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Post by Dudley » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:18 pm

pottyboy wrote:It's great that Cannon Fodder is returning but I've lost faith in Codemasters after Sensible Soccer 2006 so I probably won't buy it.
Yeah, I'm going to wait for someone else to discover the huge hillariously glaring bugs they will first claim were in the old versions too then refuse to patch.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:20 pm

It's coming out on the DS as well apparently
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Post by kaiserpc » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:45 pm

nice one! will probably buy it (depending on Retro Gamer's review of course)
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