Ah, Sensible Software. Responsible for many lost hours in my youth thanks to Sensible Soccer, Sensible World of Soccer and Cannon Fodder. Sensible Software are no more, unfortunately, and despite Codemasters picking up licensing rights there hasn’t been any movement on sequels for many years. Until now.
This morning GFI, a Russian publisher, has announced that they will be working on a third game in the Cannon Fodder series under license from Codies. This is great news, the PC and Xbox 360 (let’s hope they announce a PS3 version too) game promises the classic isometric viewpoint and all the elements that made the original games such fun:
Several military groups of Europe, Asia and Africa have made a military alliance to establish dictatorship by joint efforts. Your goal is to stop them at any cost… Even with a price of thousands lives of soldiers named “cannon fodder”, who are ready to die everywhere and every time it’s needed. ‘Cause it’s their work.
You have a small army which consists of only “cannon fodder” soldiers, who are ready to rush into fight with the enemy, sparing neither effort nor oneself. The player will have to pass several episodes full of cartoon violence among different locations, and the Earth is not the limit – it’s time to go into open space and show the enemy “who’s daddy”.
We are very excited about this, and not only because Cannon Fodder and its sequel were excellent games in the mid-90s which could do very well as modern downloadable titles (format is unconfirmed just now). Hopefully this re-licensing of ex-Sensible IP will pave the way for a reboot/re-release of their Soccer game too…