Yo Joe! A new game based on the iconic Hasbro G.I. Joe toy line is coming to consoles in October. G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout was originally scheduled to be released in conjunction with the new Snake-Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins film, but the coronavirus pandemic has pushed the film release to 2021, leaving the game to battle Cobra alone.
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a team based third-person shooter that derives its story from the popular Marvel Comics line of the 1980s. Players will take both the Joes and Cobra through 18 chapters as they visit fan-favorite locales such as the USS Flagg and Cobra Island. The story can be played from each side, giving players plenty to do as they try to save the world — or conquer it.
There are 12 playable characters, both G.I. Joe and Cobra operatives, including including Duke, Snake Eyes, Roadblock, Cobra Commander, Destro, and Storm Shadow. Each character has their own skill sets, so building the right team for the right job is the key to completing a mission. The characters also have various skins and loadouts, encompassing the entire history of the toy line.
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout also includes the vehicles that fans have come to know and love. In addition to the story campaign, Operation Blackout will also feature multiplayer game modes like King of the Hill, Assault, and Capture the Flag (or maybe even Capture the USS Flagg?).
Check out the trailer for the highly anticipated game below.
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout will be released on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 13, 2020.
The film, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, stars Henry Golding as the title hero and was originally scheduled to be released on October 20, 2020. It has since been pushed to early 2021. We will have reviews of both the game and the film when they are released.