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 Team Up With Friends to Man A Space Station in UndercrewedJason Love

The blending of those two titles isn't too far off from what appears to be the core gameplay. You (and up to three of your buddies either locally, online, or a mix of the two) design your own space station, choosing the general layout and where certain key ship functions (shields, maneuvering, weapons, etc) are placed. The placement of those things are important as you'll have to "man your stations" when faced with enemy ships. You don't want to have run all the way across the station to get to the shields at a critical moment in a firefight! There also appears to be a skill tree that branches into four different paths (Captain, Engineering, Weapons, and Medical) so players can spec into certain roles/classes.

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Happy Dungeons Launches New Story Content; Warfare Pacifico Items ReturnTaylor Killian

In "The Survivors," your beloved King has eaten something "a bit strange" and is now straight off his gourd. Princess Lily is kidnapped (for the third time) and the King announces his intention to save the Princess alone. Not exactly consistent behavior.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15545/happy-dungeons-launches-new-story-content-warfare-pacifico-items-return.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15545/happy-dungeons-launches-new-story-content-warfare-pacifico-items-return.html Devil's Dare Makes Its Way to PS4 and Switch Today as Streets of RedJason Love

The game originally debuted on PC back in October 2014. You can read my full review here, but the quick summary: I really enjoyed it. The combo/"Fatality" mechanic introduced an interesting way to approach combat - as you had to juggle a little bit of risk/reward for clearing enemies vs getting the most money (used to revive and buy upgrades) possible - and the "evolving" bosses added another layer of strategy for how you chose to tackle, and in what order, each level. If you're a beat-em-up fan, I think it's definitely worth checking out, especially on the Switch where the "play anywhere" nature means there's always a couch (or bench, or chairs + table) nearby.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15536/devil-s-dare-makes-its-way-to-ps4-and-switch-today-as-streets-of-red.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15536/devil-s-dare-makes-its-way-to-ps4-and-switch-today-as-streets-of-red.html SCALPERS: Turtle and the Moonshine Gang Stream RecapJason Love

To be fair, there are some good ideas and "hooks" in SCALPERS. The combat can get hectic at times and the lines, circles, etc. that indicate where and when enemies will attack provide you with a clear idea of where to position yourself in the midst of a firefight. There's also a kind of progression system for the four playable characters as well as the different guns and special abilities. These upgrades are all based on completing certain tasks, such as beating a boss on a particular difficulty level, but they can also be purchased through "loot boxes" that you can buy using in-game currency (there's no way to buy them otherwise, i.e., no microtransactions). While the progression mechanics provide you and your buddies with a reason to keep coming back... there's a lingering question if you really want to.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15544/scalpers-turtle-and-the-moonshine-gang-stream-recap.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15544/scalpers-turtle-and-the-moonshine-gang-stream-recap.html Tesla Vs Lovecraft Co-Op ReviewMatthew Squaire

There is a sweet spot in the media we enjoy - whether it’s destroying big bad bosses in our favorite game or an unbelievable plot twist in a movie that blew our minds - where it just ‘clicks.’ Tesla Vs. Lovecraft ‘clicks’, but it does so at the exact moment that it begins to lose steam and fall apart, which is unfortun...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/review/2112/page/1/tesla-vs-lovecraft-co-op-review.html http://www.co-optimus.com/review/2112/page/1/tesla-vs-lovecraft-co-op-review.html Just Sing's Servers Are Coming Down in JuneJason Love

While the game is still available for purchase via physical retail outlets (such as GameStop, Amazon, etc.), it has been delisted from any digital platforms (i.e., Microsoft Store and PlayStation Store). So, while you can still buy the title from some locations, it appears any additional content is not up for grabs. It looks like it's pretty cheap, too, so if this seems like the kind of fun party game you and your friends would be into, then you can pick it up on the cheap and enjoy it even after the servers go down.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15528/just-sing-s-servers-are-coming-down-in-june.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15528/just-sing-s-servers-are-coming-down-in-june.html Super Bomberman R Headed to PS4, Xbox One, and PC This JuneJason Love

Based on the announcement from the official website, each platform will still support co-op in the campaign (2 local players max) and the "Battle Mode," though the number of couch co-op players supported for the latter varies. The Switch does a max of 4, as will the PlayStation 4, but the PC and Xbox One versions will go as high as 8. It's worth noting, though, that if you fill all player slots in the "Battle Mode" with human players, then you're in PvP territory instead of human vs. A.I. bot "comp stomping." It does not appear the PC, Xbox One, or PS4 versions will support LAN play, either.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15509/super-bomberman-r-headed-to-ps4-xbox-one-and-pc-this-june.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15509/super-bomberman-r-headed-to-ps4-xbox-one-and-pc-this-june.html Nine Parchments Gets An Xbox One Release DateEnoch Starnes

The game had always been planned for release on Microsoft's home console, but a firm date hadn't yet been announced for the four player co-op title.  In it, you take on the role of a student in the Astral Academy, who is tasked with finding the titular parchments in order to graduate. If you're curious about the gameplay, check out the launch trailer below.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15487/nine-parchments-gets-an-xbox-one-release-date.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15487/nine-parchments-gets-an-xbox-one-release-date.html Check Out Some Kirby Star Allies Co-Op GameplayJason Love

Bringing your friends into the game first requires Kirby to "make friends" by using friendship hearts. Once Kirby makes a friend out of an enemy (rather than inhaling them and absorbing their essence), another player can join in. The more friends Kirby makes, the more friends can join in the fun (up to a max of 4). Whatever foes your buddies control, they'll be able to use their abilities and special moves. They can even change to a different enemy by befriending them, which may come in handy depending on what the level/situation requires. Players keep their characters between levels, too, which is nice so you don't have to keep adding your buddies back in all the time.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15481/check-out-some-kirby-star-allies-co-op-gameplay.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15481/check-out-some-kirby-star-allies-co-op-gameplay.html Overdriven Reloaded Special Edition On Xbox One, Out NowTaylor Killian

A new version of a re-release makes its console debut on the One after being sequestered on the PC. With Microsoft's Play Anywhere functionality, you and three friends can huddle around your Xbox or your PC and 'shmup those space cows till there's nothing left. 

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15457/overdriven-reloaded-special-edition-on-xbox-one-out-now.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15457/overdriven-reloaded-special-edition-on-xbox-one-out-now.html Enjoy Some Dragon's Crown Pro Co-Op FootageJason Love

While Monster Hunter: World has been occupying much of our thoughts and gaming time, there are fun co-op titles lurking on the horizon. Like Dragon's Crown Pro, the remastered version of Vanillaware's already gorgeous brawler from the PS3. The title was originally announced for Japan only, and then in December Atlus said, &qu...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15444/enjoy-some-dragon-s-crown-pro-co-op-footage.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15444/enjoy-some-dragon-s-crown-pro-co-op-footage.html Full Metal Furies Co-Op ReviewJason Love

Somewhere around the middle of its second world, the brawler veneer to Full Metal Furies begins to peel away. Underneath, you find something rather surprising. The familiar action loop that interrupts the ubiquitous screen-scrolling is not just a chance to mash buttons and eliminate foes, but a new configuration of recognizable patterns and enemy b...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/review/2066/page/1/full-metal-furies-co-op-review.html http://www.co-optimus.com/review/2066/page/1/full-metal-furies-co-op-review.html Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition Coming February 6thEnoch Starnes

To really drive that point home, Tribute Games has announced that Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition will be available on February 6th.  For PlayStation 4 and PC, it'll arrive in the form of a completely free update for current owners, but this will be the first time the game's available in any form on the Switch, so, you know, you gotta pay something for it.

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