One of the first titles I checked out for the Indie-Ana Co-Op feature was Overdriven - a 'shmup that supports up to four players locally. Four years after its initial release, the title has been enhanced and ported to the PC as Overdriven Reloaded.
While inXile's initial return to the world of Wasteland was a Kickstarter affair, the third title is being funded entirely from the industry developed crowd-funding site Fig. In a recent update for their Wasteland 3 campaign, Chris Keenan (VP of Development) revealed some more details about what's planned for the game's co-op.
The New Zealand based developer Frogshark has updated their first title, Swordy, with a new Missions mode that lets you and some friends battle together instead of against one another. The title first debuted in the Steam Early Access program as a multiplayer brawler only, but this new update is part of the developer's push to add single-player and cooperative elements to the game.
The Power Rangers are not only getting a new movie next year, they're also getting a new game. Bandai Namco and developer Bamtang will release Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle. a side-scrolling beat 'em up title, next year for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Frima's Talent Not Included will see an Xbox One release next sometime next year. The action-platformer tasks players with clearing the challenges of each "Act," i.e., level, to try and get the highest score possible.
Whootgames' block pushing/matching game, Castles, is now available on the Xbox One for $4.99. The title has already been out for a year on the PC, and for a few months now on the PlayStation 4, but all you Xbox One owners can now finally enjoy this charming little game with a friend.
One of the big hits amongst Twitch streamers these past couple years was the prison simulator, The Escapists. Something about watching people craft shivs out of toothbrushes and then use them on inmates just draws a crowd. During this year's TwitchCon, developer Mouldy Toof announced a sequel, The Escapists 2, is in the works and this time you could play with friends.
If you're a fan of RTS titles that feature in-depth resource gathering/management, strategic troop formations, and 12 playable nations from which to choose, then you may be interested in checking out Cossacks 3. This remake of the 2000 original includes the same elements and historical context with a modern veneer applied.
The folks at Metalhead Software are bringing back their arcade-style take on baseball with Super Mega Baseball 2. The follow-up to the 2014 title allows for greater customization of your team logo, uniform, league construction, and player appearance, while also adding online co-op.
Remedy is best known for the Max Payne series and the recent TV show/game experience that is Quantum Break, all of which are single-player only games. That will change with the next game.
Good news for all our European readers. The stealth action/heist game, Filthy Lucre, made its debut on the PlayStation Store yesterday and should be available for purchase as we speak. For everyone in the States, we'll have to wait a little bit longer.
This past weekend was a pretty big one for gaming events. PAX West was the biggest one, but Activision and Inifinity Ward held their own event, Call of Duty: Experience 2016, as well. This event was mainly focused around Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's multiplayer mode and the Call of Duty World League Championship, but VentureBeat sat down with senior producer Lee Ross to discuss the Zombies in Spaceland mode.