Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with 2-player-local-co-op A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with 2-player-local-co-op http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Rent a Private Server for Console Versions of ARK: Survival EvolvedJason Love

While the console (and PC, too, but we'll be skipping that platform for now) versions of the game do allow you and your friends to join up online in a private session, the main method for doing this is via a non-dedicated session, meaning the game is only available/running when the host is around. Additionally, players are essentially tethered to the host and cannot run off wherever they want. If you and your friends want to play whenever/wherever, then you'll need a dedicated server, which means someone will need a second console, a decent Internet speed, and do some setup to get that up and running. It's a bit much to ask of a friend, not to mention you shouldn't be stressing them out over five nines reliability. 

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Stylish Action/Tower Defense Title Aegis Defenders Coming Soon to PC/PlayStation 4Jason Love

The game has been in development since 2014 and has gone through a number of changes (including an update to the visuals/graphics). The trailer below is essentially a recreation of their original Kickstarter trailer with the updated visuals, and if you're a fan of retro aesthetic, you'll definitely want to check it out. As for the action itself, the dev team has broken it down into three core ideas: Explore, Build, Defend. You and your co-op buddy will be doing a lot of platforming and puzzle solving to reach the base at the end of each level, at which point you'll construct defenses and hold out against waves of enemies. You'll eventually recruit more characters into your part, which will allow you to combine and upgrade buildings and character abilities via the "Fusion System."

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15189/stylish-action-tower-defense-title-aegis-defenders-coming-soon-to-pc-playstation-4.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15189/stylish-action-tower-defense-title-aegis-defenders-coming-soon-to-pc-playstation-4.html Jungle Explorers Pack Available In LEGO Worlds Now, More On The WayEnoch Starnes

LEGO Worlds is getting a fresh batch of free downloadable content, which the developer is calling "Jungle Explorers".  It's being released piecemeal on every Thursday in August, meaning the first two portions (the Jungle Camp and Jungle Temple Ruin) are already available.  Check out the content trailer below:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15178/jungle-explorers-pack-available-in-lego-worlds-now-more-on-the-way.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15178/jungle-explorers-pack-available-in-lego-worlds-now-more-on-the-way.html Sonic Mania is Out Today on Consoles, Enjoy the Opening AnimationJason Love

The classic platforming Sonic is back today with the release of Sonic Mania on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One (PC is delayed until the 29th). To celebrate the hedgehog's return, which thus far has been met with fair praise, check out the game's opening animation and maybe feel a little bit of nostalgia/excitement...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15176/sonic-mania-is-out-today-on-consoles-enjoy-the-opening-animation.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15176/sonic-mania-is-out-today-on-consoles-enjoy-the-opening-animation.html Monsters Are Coming To LEGO Worlds In New DLC PackEnoch Starnes

They aim to continue this tradition in October with the "Monsters" DLC.  In it, players will travel to the aptly named Monster Town, "a peculiar place full of scary quests, terrifying creatures, haunted houses, and ghastly vehicles sure to send chills down players’ spines."  I gotta admit, I don't think I've ever had LEGOs send chills down my spine, but I guess I can't discount the possibility.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15172/monsters-are-coming-to-lego-worlds-in-new-dlc-pack.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15172/monsters-are-coming-to-lego-worlds-in-new-dlc-pack.html Gameplay Footage of the Co-Op Challenge in Mario and Rabbids Kingdom BattleJason Love

The two player local co-op mode in Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle is completely separate from the single-player campaign. The devs describe it as a challenge mode where players choose a challenge, such as defeat a certain number of enemies within a set period of time, or make it to a certain objective point, and then each player chooses a team of two characters. Different characters have different special abilities, like Luigi being good at long-range shots or Rabbid Peach being able to heal teammates, and each player can also choose a weapon loadout for each character in their team. Players are also able to level up the abilities of each character. It's not specifically discussed in the video, but it seems that both the weapon loadout and ability upgrades are tied to the progression in the single-player campaign.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15166/gameplay-footage-of-the-co-op-challenge-in-mario-and-rabbids-kingdom-battle.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15166/gameplay-footage-of-the-co-op-challenge-in-mario-and-rabbids-kingdom-battle.html Two Epic Adventures come to Backwards Compatibility Sam Tyler

Both games are solid co-op affairs with Epic Mickey 2 offering some old school platforming which requires some true co-operation between players as each character has a different power set.  Check out the surprisingly well written review of the game. 

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15165/two-epic-adventures-come-to-backwards-compatibility.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15165/two-epic-adventures-come-to-backwards-compatibility.html More Characters Announced For LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2Enoch Starnes

It's in this vein that Traveller's Tales, developer of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, has revealed a few more playable options for their forthcoming sequel.  Gaze upon the image below, and you'll see Throg and Cosmo the Spacedog, as well as Black Panther's jet.  Both of the characters and the vehicle will be available for your every whim when the game releases on November 14th of this year.

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The co-op features are covered (rather cleanly, I must say) in the first couple minutes of the update video. If that's all you care about, then watch those two minutes, be joyous and happy, and enjoy the rest of the day!

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15159/controller-support-and-local-combo-co-op-revealed-for-divinity-original-sin-2.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15159/controller-support-and-local-combo-co-op-revealed-for-divinity-original-sin-2.html Release Date for X-Morph: Defense RevealedJason Love

Let's celebrate this news with one last round of co-op videos!

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It's been a long road for ARK ever since it first hit Steam Early Access back in June 2015. In that two year timespan, the title saw over 200 updates, got into the Xbox Game Preview (i.e., early access) program on the Xbox One and a similar program on the PlayStation 4 before it finally got a "final" release date. That in itself caused some (understandably) ruffled feathers as the price jumped about $20 from what it was during the Early Access days. Still, an end was in sight so everything's good, right?

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15154/ark-final-release-date-pushed-back-to-end-of-august.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15154/ark-final-release-date-pushed-back-to-end-of-august.html Unique Dual-Screen Shmup Dimenson Drive Headed to Switch This FallJason Love

Rather than just having to worry about the enemies and obstacles on one screen, Dimension Drive challenges players to keep track of two screens at once. When you come across some rather insurmountable odds on one screen, just teleport to the other one to avoid them, though be mindful that there's probably some crazy stuff going on there, too. You also can't teleport back-and-forth whenever you like; you've got a limited supply of energy so you'll have to choose carefully when you teleport. All of this can by enjoyed locally with a buddy, too, with players sharing lives and the teleport energy pool.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15150/unique-dual-screen-shmup-dimenson-drive-headed-to-switch-this-fall.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15150/unique-dual-screen-shmup-dimenson-drive-headed-to-switch-this-fall.html Kaaaaanngg! - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2's New Trailer Sam Tyler

Lego Marvel 2 is coming to all the latest generation consoles on 14 November and has the two player local co-op that we have come to expect from the series.  The new trailer gives you an indication about the setting of the game as Kang transports our heroes onto a mysterious planet.  This means that we will see some strange scenario mash ups, but will they make sense?

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