Dead on Arrival 2, the mobile zombie shooting arcade game currently under development by N3V Games, is ready for you. Well, its beta is ready for you, anyway. The team recently opened sign-ups for the Android beta phase of the game, which will commence June 1st. You'll need a decent Android device, of course, and N3V also warns that potential testers should have an iron stomach and a moral code that allows you to shoot zombified friends in the head. Check and check!
Leviathan: Warships, a turn based naval combat game, was released last week on PC via Steam. This week a tablet version is now available on both Android and iPad for the price of $4.99. All of the versions support cross platform play so you'll be able to pick up and play with just about anybody at anytime. The entire game can be played in co-op and it also offers a handful of co-op challenge maps to play. You can even utilize cloud save and start on one device and finish the game on another - nautical!
Leviathan: Warships is a turn-based strategy game featuring big boats and cross-platform play. The game will allow up to four players to strategize together via PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices. Leviathan: Warships features a full cooperative campaign as well as five challenge missions. Customize a fleet of warships and join your friends on the high seas of battle.
Magicka for mobile tablets might not sound like a logical next step for the franchise, but as soon as you try Paradox Interactive's Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet, you'll be all like "NICE". Recently released for iPad and Android tablets, the touch screen incarnation of Magicka features all the same spell creation, goblin frying, shield making, meteor summoning elements from the PC release reworked to feel a bit like Castle Crashers. It even preserves online co-op play, allowing up to four players to head out and "accidentally" burn each other to death in the heat of battle.
For me, one of the gems of PAX East 2013 was a game located in a tiny booth on the edge of the expo floor. Entitled Eon Altar, developer Flying Helmet Games ambitiously combines a tabletop RPG with a video game for a unique cooperative experience.
At PAX East 2013 last weekend, I had the opportunity to sit down and play a round of the competitive mode of Dungeon Defenders II (henceforth DD2). I also got to talk to Philip Asher (Marketing Director and Designer), a.k.a. pmasher. While the co-op mode of DD2 is still mostly under wraps, Philip was able to give me some details on it which I’ll gladly share with you guys. Let’s first talk a bit about the competitive mode that I played.
A sort-of-new release in the classic arcade realm, Metal Slug X is a remake of Metal Slug 2 that has been reworked for iPhone, Android and iPad devices. The game, which marks the fourth mobile Metal Slug release, features tweaked controls for the touch screen as well as altered enemy positions and maps, making it a much different experience than the game it's based on. It's also just one letter away from Metal Slug XX, which is totally not confusing at all.
Paradox Interactive have announced that they are continuing their long standing tradition of publishing games with the name Magicka in the title. The next game in the series is something a bit different, as it takes our robed wizards into the mobile world. Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet is a brand new side scrolling game featuring four player online co-op for iPad and Android tablets.
American McGee has been part of the videogame industry since the 1990s when he worked at id Software on such titles as DOOM II, QUAKE, and QUAKE 2. After a few other stints and a few games later like Alice and Grimm, his studio Spicy Horse is looking to make a splash on the Action RPG market with a game called Akaneiro: Demon Hunters. But there's a catch - to include co-op American needs Kickstarter, we find out why.
SEGA have released a new free to play game on iOS and Android which mixes strategy and base building with real time combat sections. It's called Kingdom Conquest II - a game that thrusts players into different classes of characters. As we said the game is split between two sections, in the main strategy part of the game you'll be building up your base, collecting resources, training units, and conquering lands. In the battle section of the game you'll face multi-level dungeons in 3rd person combat. It's the latter sections that allow for some truly fun co-op gameplay, as these dungeons can be tackled with up to three additional players.
The iPhone/iPad and Android are already home to a fine port of Metal Slug 3, one of the best entries in SNK's arcade run-and-gun shoot-em-up series. Now the Japanese game maker has ported the original Metal Slug to mobile devices under the highly appropriate title Metal Slug 1. Like the previous port, this one boasts several enhancements like an all-new Mission Mode and of course, Bluetooth co-op play. New for this installment: adjustable controls.
Welcome to a slightly late but still delightful edition of Beyond Co-Op, our weekly wrap-up of non-cooperative gaming news.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 may be the last major co-op release this Fall. And while there's a lot of games between now and then, some folks just can't wait for the game to hit store shelves. Luckily, there's an app for that. I've put together a simple Android App and Widget that counts down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the game's big release on November 13th. Soon you'll be killing some zombies (on a bus) with your best buds in four player online co-op.
This September 18th, Windows owners will get their hands on Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, an update to the classic RPG created by Bioware. The enhanced edition is not just a quick port, but a huge upgrade on the original game which includes the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack as well as a new 6 hour campaign called The Black Pits. Also included are new characters, an enhanced interface, widescreen support, and brand new fully animated cinematic sequences.
As if we needed a reason to buy Sonic again, Android owners will now have the opportunity to purchase Sonic 4: Episode 2 for their mobile devices and experience co-op Sonic on the go.
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