Who designs a hood with no eye holes?
Who designs a hood with no eye holes?
I thought I had cooled on the upcoming WH40k: Space Marine game. But every time I think I'm over it, I see a new video that sucks me back in. We've been trying to dig up information on the co-op for months. It seems like an announcement regarding co-op details has been perpetually delayed. The game is scheduled to come out in a little over a month, and there's still no official word on co-op.
This new video for Rage is simply great. This isn't a dev diary. This is a three minute cinematic vision that sets the tone for the entire game. Trailers like this sell pre-orders. Rage may not have the deepest co-op experience available, but this is still a game I've been watching closely. Yep, it's another game set in a post apocalyptic wasteland, like Borderlands or Fallout 3, and that's fine with me. I was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with Rage at E3, and I can tell you, it plays as well as it looks.
It's been a long time since I last visited New Austin. Red Dead Redemption's take on the American Western was one of gaming's highlights last year. It appears Rockstar would like to give those of you who missed out a chance to cowboy up and hit the open trail. The keen eyes over at Eurogamer spotted a Red Dead Redemption: Game of the a Year edition at the BBFC. For those of you who don't know your European ratings board acronyms, (or are too lazy to use Google) that's the British Board of Film Classification. The RDR: GOTY edition is said to have the Undead Nightmare DLC, but it's unknown if the other DLC's will be included.
The new trailer for Resistance 3 looks great, but man, is it bleak. It seems that Joseph Jacked-Up-Face has got to get to New York City to save everyone from some harsh weather. He leaves his family behind because, as he says, "We fight or we die." It looks like the option of fighting and dying never crossed his mind. Big mistake. We get to see some story elements and some fancy gunplay, as well as a Chimera who has spent a little too much time in the gym.
It's another fine episode of the Co-Opticast this week, as Nick and Mike tread into the dangerous debate of whether or not the 3DS price drop signals a paradigm shift in portable gaming as we know it. We talk about this week's news, butcher the English language thoroughly, and we do it all out of love for you, our listeners.
Even more Call of Duty: Black Ops content is coming our way. The latest batch is titled Rezurrection, and it is the most co-op friendly DLC to date. Rezurrection will feature only cooperative Zombie maps. No multiplayer versus maps here. As you have probably deduced from the above screenshot, there will be a new Zombie map titled "Moon." It takes place on the frick'n moon. Four classic Zombie maps have been re-mastered and will come in the package: Nacht der Untoten, Verruckt, Shi No Numa, and Der Riese.
In "Didn't we see this a month ago?" news, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North has officially been dated for a November 1st release. The game was originally scheduled to release this month. Hopefully the added time will allow for a little extra polish. I like my games shiny. In a recent interview with Eurogamer Snowblind Producer Ruth Tomandl made comparisons to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. Let's hope the co-op experience is comparable to that classic. The game will focus on a human, dwarf and elf who weren't important enough to be in the original Fellowship of the Ring. That's okay, there seems to be plenty of evil to go around.
This four minute video from the creators of Bodycount is all about the guns. As you'll see in the clip below, the developers aren't trying to bring a million weapons to the table. They're focused on a few guns, and "polished the hell out of them." The firearms look and sound great. Environments absolutely shred beneath the barrage of bullets you can unleash. The shotgun is a total beast. One thing really stood out to be in this video: the apparent lack of iron sights. They call it both a "semi-iron sight" mode and a "focus" mode. I don't know what FPS players will think of this feature. Check out the video and let us know what you think of the aiming and cover systems.
House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut isn't a simple re-release on the PS3. The Move-enabled title is going to have two additional levels, and one of them will be a new stripper-rific romp called "Naked Terror." Catchy, I know. You'll take control of Varla Guns (I just won a bet) and her lady friend, Candy. You'll blast your way through hordes of mutants in a strip club, a dive bar, and the streets of Bayou City. The new mutant types include bikers and strippers, naturally. You can see some new screens after the break.
Catherine is easily one of the strangest games we've ever covered here at Co-Optimus. It has a story based not on saving the world from aliens or defeating enemy soldiers, but on the intricacies of romance. The gameplay is an odd blend of platforming and puzzling, and takes place in the protagonist's nightmares. Top it all off with the Mature rating, anime style, and a crazy deluxe edition including bozer shorts, a pillowcase, and a pizza box. There has quite literally never been anything like it.
We all loved Borderlands. From countless co-op sessions to adventures with Painted Queens, nearly our entire community came together to tear apart the wasteland of Pandora in search of precious, precious guns. We all knew a sequel was bound to happen, and guess what? It is. In our inboxes this morning came glorious news for the Co-Op Revolution: