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 Physical Version Of The Binding Of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Coming To PS4Enoch Starnes

For the (somehow) uninitiated, TBoI and its many offspring are roguelikes centered around a small, incredibly sad child and his quest to do... well, a number of things that I won't spoil for you.  To accomplish said quest, though, the player must work their way through a series of randomly generated levels and survive each segment using the game's twin-stick shooter combat.

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SNES Classic Coming This September With Some Classic Co-Op TitlesJason Love

This little emulator system will come with 21 SNES titles that may not encompass all your favorite childhood memories, but it'll be close. Personally, there's one title on the list (Secret of Mana) that stands out to me as all-time great and best of all it's co-op! Full list is below and we've marked with an asterisk those games that features local co-op.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15097/snes-classic-coming-this-september-with-some-classic-co-op-titles.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15097/snes-classic-coming-this-september-with-some-classic-co-op-titles.html Solstice Chronicles: MIA Arrives Next Month on PCJason Love

Whereas The Red Solstice focused more on squad combat similar to Syndicate or Satellite ReignSolstice Chronicles: MIA opts for more of a twin-stick shooter feel. That doesn't mean Ironward has completely abandoned the class and strategy elements from their previous game, but they have tweaked things to be faster paced.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15094/solstice-chronicles-mia-arrives-next-month-on-pc.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15094/solstice-chronicles-mia-arrives-next-month-on-pc.html Nex Machina PC Code GiveawayJason Love

The good folks over at GOG.com have supplied us with ten codes that can be redeemed on their site for a copy of this fine couch co-op product. If you'd like a chance to win one of them, just click the button below! It's really just that simple! Winners will be notified automatically and the code with a link to redeem it will be sent to the email address you supply. The code itself can also be redeemed over on the GOG website by going to gog.com/reedem.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15093/nex-machina-pc-code-giveaway.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15093/nex-machina-pc-code-giveaway.html Update 4 Arrives Today for Pit PeopleJason Love

Locke and Nick checked Pit People out a few months back and came away impressed by what they saw then. Since that time, there's been an update that added daily co-op tasks, and now this one that adds even more for you and a buddy to do. While the title still doesn't have a firm release date, updates like this one push the title ever closer. The full patch notes can be found here.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15087/update-4-arrives-today-for-pit-people.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15087/update-4-arrives-today-for-pit-people.html Couch Co-Op Added to Vikings - Wolves of Midgard on PS4Jason Love

The full patch notes can be found here on publisher Kalypso Media's site. There are the usual gameplay balances and tweaks, but alongside the addition of the local co-op op feature, the other item of import is a new Stash players can use to store items, and a trade feature to allow players to share items with one another. That last one was a particular sticking point Tally brought up in her review of the game. No word on when or if this patch will make its way to the Xbox One and PC versions as well.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15092/couch-co-op-added-to-vikings-wolves-of-midgard-on-ps4.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15092/couch-co-op-added-to-vikings-wolves-of-midgard-on-ps4.html Nex Machina Co-Op ReviewNick Puleo

Nex Machina is the next twin-stick shooter from developer Housemarque. Rather than a solo effort, they’ve teamed up with Eugene Jarvis, the developer behind classic game Robotron 2084. Housemarque’s pedigree of arcade action shooters includes the likes of Super Stardust, Dead Nation, and Resogun - bringing a powerhouse of old and new ga...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/review/2045/nex-machina-co-op-review.html http://www.co-optimus.com/review/2045/nex-machina-co-op-review.html [E3 2017] Local Co-Op Confirmed for Super Mario OdysseyJason Love

Similar to Super Mario Galaxy, where players took control of a star and could float around Mario and assist him, the co-op for Super Mario Odyssey allows a second player to join in at any time and control Mario's hat, Cappy. The co-op demo that Nintendo held on their stage yesterday starts around the 4:00 mark in the video below and then wraps up around the 13:00 mark. While controlling Cappy, the second player is able to fly around independently from Mario, which they show off by solving a puzzle involving collecting music notes. Cappy is also invincible and can attack enemies for Mario to keep him out of danger.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15085/local-co-op-confirmed-for-super-mario-odyssey.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15085/local-co-op-confirmed-for-super-mario-odyssey.html [E3 2017] Arts and Crafts Yoshi Finds New Home on SwitchJason Love

While it doesn't have a proper name just yet, the announcement trailer shows off all the key details we need to know. Action platforming? Check. Two player local co-op? Check. Adorable art style with a bit of a twist? Double check. It appears that rather than slinging balls of yarn around, this time Yoshi will be in a kind of cardboard world which can be flipped so you can see the other side of things.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15081/arts-and-crafts-yoshi-finds-new-home-on-switch.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15081/arts-and-crafts-yoshi-finds-new-home-on-switch.html [E3 2017] Early Impressions of A Way Out Highlight the Story Players CreateJason Love

While the Co-Optimus crew wasn't able to make it to E3 this year to check out all the new and exciting games for ourselves, there are plenty of folks from other outlets that are sharing their impressions from the little bits they're allowed to play. In the case of A Way Out, it sounds like most folks are presented with a short segment in which the two main characters (Leo and Vincent) must rob a gas station. The way they go about this, i.e., who they talk to in the gas station, what kind of distraction they make, do they go all out or try to be more subtle, is unique to each one for each co-op pair gets to talk and decide for themselves how they want to do it, and then make adjustments on the fly when that goes wrong. Mike Williams from USGamer, James Davenport and Samuel Roberts from PC Gamer, and Nick Robinson from Polygon all got their hands on it and, in their own way, all described something that I haven't seen much of in co-op games of late: a story that's defined by the players.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15078/early-impressions-of-a-way-out-highlight-the-story-players-create.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15078/early-impressions-of-a-way-out-highlight-the-story-players-create.html [E3 2017] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Officially Revealed, DatedJason Love

Update: Earlier, we reported that the two player local co-op would include co-op in the campaign. This has since been clarified and the co-op will only be in specific challenges. The main campaign will be single player only.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15076/mario-rabbids-kingdom-battle-officially-revealed-dated.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15076/mario-rabbids-kingdom-battle-officially-revealed-dated.html Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad Now Available on Nintendo SwitchTally Callahan

ST: 2nd Squad has players pick from one of four available mercenaries and team up in two-player local co-op. In addition to running and gunning, players can drive vehicles and customize their playing experience with branching gameplay paths. The game received its first re-release for the Wii's Virtual Console in 2012, with iOS, Linux, and PC releases following in 2016. This latest release on the Nintendo Switch will set you back $7.99.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15073/shock-troopers-2nd-squad-now-available-on-nintendo-switch.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15073/shock-troopers-2nd-squad-now-available-on-nintendo-switch.html [E3 2017] New Co-Op Only Adventure, A Way Out, From Tale of Two Sons DevJason Love

The premise to A Way Out seems to, initially, be about two men breaking out of prison. After forging a friendship and making it out, they appear to go on some adventures and even engage in one another's backstories. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was definitely a well-written game so there's a lot of promise here for some good shared experiences.

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