Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with 4-player-local-co-op A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with 4-player-local-co-op http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Overcooked: Special Edition Arrives Thursday on SwitchJason Love

Overcooked is absolutely one of those games that I can easily recommend buying and playing again even if you've already played it on some other system. The fact that you can pick up your Switch and take it with you to share the co-op joy out in the world only sweetens the deal. It's chaotic and crazy and fun and absolutely worth the $19.99.

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Current Deals With Gold Includes Mass Effect: Andromeda, Stardust Galaxy WarriorsJason Love

Here are all the co-op games currently on sale via Deals With Gold:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15122/current-deals-with-gold-includes-mass-effect-andromeda-stardust-galaxy-warriors.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15122/current-deals-with-gold-includes-mass-effect-andromeda-stardust-galaxy-warriors.html Death Squared - Nintendo Switch ImpressionsJason Love

Not much has been changed within the workings of the game itself between the console/PC versions released earlier this year and the new Switch version; much of what Locke had to say in his Co-Op Review still applies. As a puzzle game, the emphasis on co-op is apparent from the start as you and your buddy (or buddies) must communicate and work together to move your cubes onto their respective switches. Sometimes that cooperation entails synchronizing your movements to prevent spikes, lasers, or some other hazards from killing each other, and sometimes it’s standing on your buddy’s “head” in order to get to a platform otherwise out of reach. It’s engaging, it’s chaotic, and if you ignore the ever-increasing kill counter in the upper right counter, it’s a fun-time to be had by all.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15126/death-squared-nintendo-switch-impressions.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15126/death-squared-nintendo-switch-impressions.html Iron Crypticle Out Today on PlayStation 4Jason Love

Iron Crypticle allows up to four players to team up locally to rescue the princess from a "mysterious, malevolent force," and win back the kingdom's treasure. Each player controls his/her own knight and can pick up coins to use in between levels to buy useful items, as well as gobble up food to earn experience and upgrade their abilities.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15110/iron-crypticle-out-today-on-playstation-4.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15110/iron-crypticle-out-today-on-playstation-4.html Co-Optimus\' Best of GOG: Couch Co-Op GamesTally Callahan

While there’s certainly advantages to living in a gaming era that emphasizes online co-op, couch co-op games will always hold a special place in many of our hearts. Therefore, we (the folks at Co-Optimus) were extremely pleased when the recently released Nex Machina brought back this nostalgic experience in fine form. As a game developed with...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/2046/page/1/co-optimus-best-of-gog-couch-co-op-games.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/2046/page/1/co-optimus-best-of-gog-couch-co-op-games.html LittleBigPlanet 3 Releases New Villains CostumesTally Callahan

LBP3 players can now purchase costumes for Shredder, Rocksteady, Krang (Big Toggle), Krang (Little Toggle), Bebop, or the common Foot Soldier. These character costumes can either be purchased individually (for $1.99) or all together with the "TMNT Villains Pack" (for $5.99). Of course, if your tastes run more towards the hero side of things, you can still pick up Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, or Master Splinter costumes, which were released last fall. 

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15101/littlebigplanet-3-releases-new-villains-costumes.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15101/littlebigplanet-3-releases-new-villains-costumes.html [E3 2017] Kirby's Ready to Make Friends in His New Switch GameJason Love

The sizzle reel doesn't go into too much detail, but from the E3 game page, it sounds like in addition to inhaling enemies and gaining their powers, Kirby can also befriend them and turn them into allies. Presumably it is these newly won over recruits that players two through four will be able to control. So only player one will get to utilize Kirby's copy abilities and the new tricks, like imbuing them with different elements.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15082/kirby-s-ready-to-make-friends-in-his-new-switch-game.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15082/kirby-s-ready-to-make-friends-in-his-new-switch-game.html Four Player Splitscreen Added to Road Redemption CampaignJason Love

Granted, huddling around a computer screen isn't exactly the ideal way to couch co-op something, but as senior programmer Stephen Glindmeyer points out, our modern 1080p screens are way better than those CRT TVs of the past. "When you get a bunch of friends together, it’s nice to be able to play a modern game without having to buy 4 copies and 4 gaming PC’s.  With modern 1080p monitors, each quadrant of a 4 player splitscreen actually has 7x as many pixels as the entire screen in Mario Kart 64 or Goldeneye!"

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15075/four-player-splitscreen-added-to-road-redemption-campaign.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15075/four-player-splitscreen-added-to-road-redemption-campaign.html N++ Headed to Xbox OneMatthew Squaire

The Ultimate Edition of NPLUSPLUS will feature all of the updates that have found their way to the PC version since the original 2015 launch. Unfortunately, the updates are not available on the PlayStation 4 yet, but are set to come soon. In an email to Eurogamer, Metanet’s Mare Shepard said “The Xbox One version is going to launch with all the new Ultimate stuff…” going on to elaborate, she said that this means “All the new levels, headbands, secrets and Hardcore game mode."

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15072/n-headed-to-xbox-one.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15072/n-headed-to-xbox-one.html Latest Escapists 2 Video Shows Co-Op in ActionJason Love

Getting out of prison isn't easy, that's why you need some buddies to help you dig that tunnel, or build that ramp made out of paper napkins and spit, or act as a distraction so you can swipe a guard's keys. We've known for some time that The Escapists 2 would allow up to four players to team up, and now we finally get to ...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15056/latest-escapists-2-video-shows-co-op-in-action.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15056/latest-escapists-2-video-shows-co-op-in-action.html Moon Hunters Coming To Xbox One On July 19thEnoch Starnes

From the UI design to the way each character synergizes, the game was developed with couch co-op in mind.  It's something near and dear to the heart of Kitfox Games' "Captain", Tanya X. Short, and we here at Co-Optimus respect that.  Game sessions are generally shorter (around forty five minutes), and the journey is randomly generated each time, so it looks like the perfect game to bust out during a party.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15046/moon-hunters-coming-to-xbox-one-on-july-19th.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15046/moon-hunters-coming-to-xbox-one-on-july-19th.html Tekken 7 Skins Come To LittleBigPlanet 3Matthew Squaire

LittleBigPlanet 3 will be celebrating the release of Tekken 7 just like the rest of us - by dressing up in adorable costumes. Announced through PlayStation’s European blog, new skins have come to the whimsical platformer tied to the popular fighting franchise. The skins can be purchased here and are a great way to scratch your Tekken itc...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15042/tekken-7-skins-come-to-littlebigplanet-3.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15042/tekken-7-skins-come-to-littlebigplanet-3.html Set off on an Adventure Time in MinecraftSam Tyler

The latest Minecraft splice will include new blocks, music and skins.  I may know nothing about anything post 2000, but at least Majong have released a trailer and some information for us all to enjoy:

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