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GI Joe: Operation Blackout Game Set for October Launch

August 14, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
GI Joe Operation Blackout

Yo Joe! It appears the renewed push for the iconic franchise for 2020 is continuing as the the GI Joe series is getting a new video game that’s due out later this year. Hasbro and GameMill Entertainment revealed the new third-person shooter, GI Joe: Operation Blackout, which launches later this year as a multi-platform release. You can check out the official reveal trailer below.

Operation Blackout will be a team-based, third-person shooter based on the Hasbro action figure franchise. Players will be able to take the role of 12 Team Joe heroes or Team Cobra villains. The game will feature an original story inspired by the 1980s comics written by Larry Hama. The cutscenes appear to have comic book-style panels. The game will feature 18 campaign missions, taking players to iconic locations such as Cobra HQ and the U.S.S. Flagg.

Playable characters include Duke, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Destro, Roadblock, Storm Shadow, and it also looks like Zartan and Baroness based on the new footage. Each character will have unique powers, and they can be customized with a variety of weapons and skins. The basic designs and character models look like they are incorporating the look for Hasbro’s recently launched GI Joe: Classified 6″ figure series.

There will be various multiplayer modes available for the game, including Capture the Flag, Assault and King of the Hill. Players will be able to play in single-player or local split-screen co-op.

The last GI Joe video game to receive a console release was The Rise of Cobra in 2009, which was based on the live-action movie of the same name also released that year. There have been various mobile titles since that time, but not a multi-platform shooter game of this type.

GI Joe: Operation Blackout arrives on October 13 for Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.