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It should come as no surprise that the trailer contains some blood and gore, but a head's up that you do see some people get mauled by zombies and one guy undergo a full transformation. Also fair warning, the song may get stuck in your head.

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[E3 2014] - Dust Off Your Robes and Hat, Magicka 2 Coming to PS4 and PCJason Love

The original Magicka was a pretty crazy affair. Players could combine different elements individually to make some destructive spells, or combine them with other players to make even more destructive spells, and then cast lightning bolts and kill everyone. It was, in two words, hella fun. I'm usually not a fan of griefing in co-op but it added so much that I can't imagine the game without it.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11866/dust-off-your-robes-and-hat-magicka-2-coming-to-ps4-and-pc.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11866/dust-off-your-robes-and-hat-magicka-2-coming-to-ps4-and-pc.html Puzzle Co-Op Adventure Inbound in Together: Amna & SaifJason Love

The game focuses on the titular Amna and Saif, a mother and her son who are venturing through a mysterious forest in order to find a cure for a loved one that's fallen ill. In order to make their way through, they must work together to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles in order to delve further into the forest's depths. Solving those puzzles is just a part of the overall gameplay experience. Lyle is hoping that the title will "foster interaction, communication, and empathy" with your co-op partner.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11825/puzzle-co-op-adventure-inbound-in-together-amna-amp-saif.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11825/puzzle-co-op-adventure-inbound-in-together-amna-amp-saif.html Vertical Drop Heroes HD Launches Tomorrow on GOGJason Love

Vertical Drop Heroes HD places you into the shoes of a hero of your choosing who utilizes weapons and special abilities you've acquired in previous playthroughs of the game. There's a little feeling of Rogue Legacy to it mixed in with Castle Crashers. Unlike those games, however, Vertical Drop Heroes HD see the action unfolding vertically as you drop your way to the bottom of each level - picking up money with which to buy upgrades, freeing temporary allies, and battling foes - in order to proceed to the next stage.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11753/vertical-drop-heroes-hd-launches-tomorrow-on-gog.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11753/vertical-drop-heroes-hd-launches-tomorrow-on-gog.html Press Play's Next Title, Project Totem, Coming to Xbox OneJason Love

In the single player mode, players will control two of the totems at the same time that are differentiated slightly in appearance and in their color. The totems run through the same level, which is bifurcated, and have to avoid the usual pits and traps. Then things get more difficult and you'll have to swap the totems in order to pass through different colored barriers, or modify the gravity to float one totem while the other runs across the ceiling. The gameplay is the same for the co-op mode, but each person will control their own pair of totems and the two players will have to coordinate their efforts in order to traverse the level.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11676/press-play-s-next-title-project-totem-coming-to-xbox-one.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11676/press-play-s-next-title-project-totem-coming-to-xbox-one.html Xbox One's Indie Games Program to Get 25 GamesJason Love

The co-op games that were specifically mentioned in the list are:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11595/xbox-one-s-indie-games-program-to-get-25-games.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11595/xbox-one-s-indie-games-program-to-get-25-games.html Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel ConfirmedJason Love

In a slight turn of things, rather than working to hunt vaults or take down Handsome Jack, you're actually working for the hideous fascist to help establish his moon base. It's Borderlands... in spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11620/borderlands-the-pre-sequel-confirmed.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11620/borderlands-the-pre-sequel-confirmed.html Waves: Arena Tactics Debuts Co-Op ModeJason Love

Waves: Arena Tactics is a sort of sequel to the original Waves, a twin-stick shooter with a couple unique features of its own and some great visuals. It was, sadly, a single-player only affair. Arena Tactics, though, is bringing cooperative gameplay along with RPG and rogue-like elements. Squid in a Box, the game's developer, has just announced the inclusion of a gameplay mode called "Dive" where up to 3 players can team up to attempt to make it as far as possible through procedurally generated levels.

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At a recent press event, a Microsoft producer described Ryse's system as:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10702/ryse-son-of-rome-filled-with-microtransaction-quot-goodness-quot.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10702/ryse-son-of-rome-filled-with-microtransaction-quot-goodness-quot.html Assassin's Creed 4 Will Have Cooperative ModeJason Love

Many of you that picked up and played Assassin's Creed III may be familiar with the "Wolfpack" co-op mode. Essentially you and a group of friends (up to 4 players, total) were tasked with assassinating some high profile targets in an area. The faster and, more importantly, stealthier that you accomplished this, the more time that would be added to the clock that's continuously ticking down, and the further along you would progress in the sequences. It was, in some ways, a fancy "horde" mode. Instead of waves of enemies coming at you, though, you had to approach the enemies without being spotted and off them in some spectacular fashion. It was also quite fun.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10554/assassin-s-creed-4-will-have-cooperative-mode.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10554/assassin-s-creed-4-will-have-cooperative-mode.html Sci-fi Rogue-Like Risk of Rain to Get Online Co-OpJason Love

More ways to enjoy a game with friends is always a good thing, but what exactly is this game? The words "rogue-like" get tossed around here and there to generally describe any game that features some RPG elements, randomly generated levels, and the death of your character means starting over again with nothing. Those features are present in Risk of Rain, but it has its own twist on things. You (and your friends, if playing cooperatively) are the sole survivor of a crashed space train on a distant planet. Your goal is to try and get off the planet as quickly as possible for the longer you wait, the tougher it becomes to make it to salvation. While you do gain levels and gold - which can be spent to acquire beneficial items that increase rate of fire, heal rate, and more - from killing the local fauna, those same creatures become stronger and stronger as your time in game progresses. There is a constant risk/reward factor in play here. Do you spend a little more time clearing out a level to gain more levels, gold, and items to prepare for the next level, or do you move on to keep the difficulty within limits you can handle? The choice becomes easier when you have friends to back you up, but only slightly.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10481/sci-fi-rogue-like-risk-of-rain-to-get-online-co-op.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10481/sci-fi-rogue-like-risk-of-rain-to-get-online-co-op.html E3 2013 - Stronghold Crusader 2 Eyes On ImpressionsNick Puleo

The Stronghold series has been around now on PCs for over 15 years, with the RTS garnering millions of sales over its lifetime. Honestly, it's surprising there aren't more games out there that are similar. While the series started out set in medieval England, the Crusader branch took things to the deserts of the Middle East. Now that series is getting a new game on a brand new 3D engine and being self published by Firefly Studios. In an AirStream trailer across from the LA convention center we went eyes on with the new game. Stronghold Crusader 2 is still early in development but it's already shaping up to have many of the core gameplay elements that made the original so popular. While the game will have a campaign, which will serve as both a tutorial and a series of challenges, the meat and potatoes of Stronghold is the game's skirmish mode. It's here that Firefly has put a lot of attention and added the ability to co-op with a friend.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10348/e3-2013-stronghold-crusader-2-eyes-on-impressions.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10348/e3-2013-stronghold-crusader-2-eyes-on-impressions.html Arcen Games' Latest Skyward Collapse Hits Steam TodayJason Love

[Update]: Skyward Collapse is now available on Steam for less than $5. When we spoke with Arcen Games' Founder/CEO/Lead Programmer/Lead Designer Chris Park last month, he talked about two of their upcoming co-op titles: Skyward Collapse and Exodus of the Machine. Hard as it may be to believe, Skyward Collapse sees its release on Steam this very day, and it brings with it an eight-player cooperative mode. That's a lot of friends to help you create a civilization!

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