Cannon Fodder 3 Coming to PC and Xbox 360

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Cannon Fodder 3 Coming to PC and Xbox 360
Be still our beating hearts! Codemasters has just announced that ancient and beloved Sensible Software classic Cannon Fodder is coming to PC and Xbox 360. It'll be with us in the form of Cannon Fodder3 .

UPDATE: It appears that something strange is going on. Codemasters has in fact distanced itself from the project and has stated that it has no involvement in GFI's announcement. Read the ongoing story here. END UPDATE

The original Cannon Fodder games were released in 1993 and 1994 for the Commodore Amiga (SPOnG's Tim liked it back then) and DOS platforms (and ported to many others), and was an over-the-top cartoony 2D screen-scrolling shooter. It is highly regarded among retro gamers as one of the most treasured games on the system.

For this latest sequel, we'll be seeing full 3D isometric environments, weather and water effects, passages of time and destructible environments. Your mission, as 'cannon fodder,' is to stop a military alliance consisting of European, Asian and African forces from establishing a joint dictatorship.

Codemasters is working with Russian publisher GFI to make the comical wargame a reality. Naturally, we're all over this one - we'll let you know more details as we get them.

Comments

deleted 18 Jan 2011 09:52
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SO you gonna do a comparison on this compared to the older cannon fodder Tim? would be interesting, I got your Amiga Format issue with cannon fodder review.
Bonsai 18 Jan 2011 10:54
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I remember Amiga games for 29.99/34.99! 15 years later and we pay about the same (via mail order) for PS3 & 360 games. It makes you realise that if you take into account inflation games have actually got cheaper.
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deleted 18 Jan 2011 11:57
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@Bonsai

Yeah I have always said that, everyone moans about COD prices but I remember paying 49.99 for Zelda:OOT and there were no supermarket price wars then, and a couple of N64 3rd party games came out at 59.99. in fact if I remember correctly, it was Nintendo who release most 1st/2nd Party games at around 39.99, where as most 3rd party games released at 44.99 so prices seemed to have dropped.
miacid 18 Jan 2011 14:49
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I remember paying over 60 quid for a copy of Mario Golf 64, years after it was released, still have it in my collection though 8~)
Tim Smith 18 Jan 2011 15:49
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haritori wrote:
SO you gonna do a comparison on this compared to the older cannon fodder Tim? would be interesting, I got your Amiga Format issue with cannon fodder review.


Doesn't look like I'm going to get the chance now... unless I go to Russia again. But I was only there in October so maybe not.

Awwww. Amiga Format, such fun days... well, those I remember.

Pip pip

Tim
RGamer 19 Jan 2011 00:26
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@miacid

Yeah I paid about the same for the original Donkey Kong Country when it first came out
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