We really, really thought that, with the demise of 3DO a couple of years ago, we had seen the last of Sarge and his seemingly endless parade of Army Men, but we were very wrong. Longtime readers of SPOnG will know that we kinda dug the early games in the series - Air Assault, Operation Meltdown et al - but soon became disillusioned by 3DO's constant rehashing of tired old themes. Even the facelift given by the arrival of the PS2 games couldn't persuade us to take them to our collective heart. Maybe absence really does make the heart grow fonder though, 'cos there were smiles galore here when today, Take 2 recently announced plans to release Army Men: Sarge's War this year on PS2, PC and Xbox.
Sarge's War was originally announced for a GameCube release in 2002, but following the protracted collapse of 3DO, never got as far as taking up shelf space. Now, just when we least expect it, it's on its way! You'll have to wait until July to get your hands on Sarge's Heroes, but we can bring you a whole bunch of new artwork and screenshots to get emotional over, so fill your boots.