Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with co-op-news A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with co-op-news http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Bandai Namco's CODE VEIN Gets Online Co-Op FunctionalityJason Love

The game was first announced last April and was shown off with the player character running around with an A.I. companion. Given the clear Dark Souls influence, which was also stated in the title's marketing materials, it seemed likely that co-op would be coming at some point, but there have been other Dark Souls-type games without any form of co-op, so it was anybody's guess. Based on what's been said thus far, it appears co-op will be limited to just one other person that you'll be able to team up with, and it's not entirely clear how you do that. The announcement stated that the game will "gives players the chance to answer requests for help from other[s]" in order to clear out difficult areas/bosses, and that the A.I. companion would remain with you. We'll likely learn more over the next several months leading up to the game's release.

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Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition IncomingMatthew Squaire

The Definitive Edition skins are for Zelda and Link both, but according to Nintendo’s site the game; “...will include every map and mission, plus all 29 playable characters from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, along with all of the previous paid downloadable content.” This means anyone who skipped the original iterations of the game will have a great chance to jump in.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15421/hyrule-warriors-definitive-edition-incoming.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15421/hyrule-warriors-definitive-edition-incoming.html Titan Quest Headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Next SpringJason Love

In all seriousness, good on THQ Nordic for actively working to preserve video games and bring them into a modern era. Titan Quest was my go-to action-RPG for the longest time and every so often I'd get a hankering to play it again. THQ Nordic sated that feeling when they released the Anniversary Edition last year, and then weirdly intensified it with the DLC release last month. Now, I'm waiting to play it again until it's out on the console, a phrase I never thought I'd say about it.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15388/titan-quest-headed-to-playstation-4-and-xbox-one-next-spring.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15388/titan-quest-headed-to-playstation-4-and-xbox-one-next-spring.html New Trailer and Details for OVERKILL's The Walking Dead ShowsJason Love

The game will feature four player online co-op throughout the main campaign. Each player will assume the role of one of four playable characters (the first, Aidan, is shown off in the new trailer) and each one will have his/her own unique abilities and progression via a skill tree. In a way, this doesn't sound too dissimilar to the different classes (Mastermind, Enforcer, Ghost, Technician, and Fugitive) from PAYDAY 2.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15386/new-trailer-and-details-for-overkill-s-the-walking-dead-shows.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15386/new-trailer-and-details-for-overkill-s-the-walking-dead-shows.html Nioh Will Make Its Way to PC Next Month as Complete EditionJason Love

This version of the game will include all three DLC expansions - "Dragon of the North," "Defiant Honour," and "Bloodshed's End" - which means players on the PC will insantly have access to all seven weapon types (sword, dual swords, spears, axes, kusarigama, odachi, and tonfas), as well as the new Ninjustu and Onmyo magic that were added via those expansions. The new missions and Guardian Spirits that were also included in the DLC will unlock naturally as players progress through and complete the main story campaign on the initial difficulty (Way of the Samurai). PC players will also get to enjoy a special helmet, the "Dharmachakra Kabuto helmet," that features a lacquered crest that is either a Wheel of Dharma, or a "device to regulate steam," depending on who you ask. Finally, similar to how Nioh on the PlayStation 4 allows players to take advantage of the PS4 Pro features by switching the graphics mode, PC players will be able to choose the "stable 60fps" 'Action Mode,' or the 4k resolution available in 'Movie Mode.'

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15269/nioh-will-make-its-way-to-pc-next-month-as-complete-edition.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15269/nioh-will-make-its-way-to-pc-next-month-as-complete-edition.html [UPDATED] Details for Star Wars Battlefront II's Co-Op Mode Finally EmergeJason Love

The mode was unveiled in a recent PlayStation Blog post and finally provided some context around the separate co-op mode we've heard about for the past few months. This mode is, essentially, offline practice so you can "git gud" for the online PvP battles. You'll be able to team up with A.I. allies and go against A.I. bots in a 10-vs-10 battle, or control a Hero character and go up against a lot of foes. Much like the PvP battles, you'll be able to customize your character with a variety of weapons and abilities that you unlock (either in PvP or Arcade), so if there's a particular "build" you want to try, this is the place to do it. Along with that, though, there will be some unique "Battle Scenarios," which sound like they may be somewhat similar to the co-op challenges from Battlefront's Skirmish mode. All of this can be done with a friend locally on the consoles.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15260/details-for-star-wars-battlefront-ii-s-co-op-mode-finally-emerge.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15260/details-for-star-wars-battlefront-ii-s-co-op-mode-finally-emerge.html Online Co-Op Coming to Stardew Valley Next YearJason Love

In a blog post today, the game's publisher, Chucklefish, revealed their plans for adding co-op. When the feature gets added (more on that in a bit), up to three online players will be able to join another player's game as farmhands. These farmhands will be able to "farm, mine, fight, fish, forage, marry NPCs and take part in festivals." Farmhands will also have their own inventory, which can be managed by the host when your buddy isn't connected. Also worth noting is that "certain decisions can be made only by the main player: when to sleep, when to start and end festivals, and whether to side with Joja, for instance." This will be online co-op, only, too. It's specifically stated in that post that "[l]ocal multiplayer, split-screen... are not planned at this point."

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15157/online-co-op-coming-to-stardew-valley-next-year.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15157/online-co-op-coming-to-stardew-valley-next-year.html [E3 2017] Local Co-Op Confirmed for Super Mario OdysseyJason Love

Similar to Super Mario Galaxy, where players took control of a star and could float around Mario and assist him, the co-op for Super Mario Odyssey allows a second player to join in at any time and control Mario's hat, Cappy. The co-op demo that Nintendo held on their stage yesterday starts around the 4:00 mark in the video below and then wraps up around the 13:00 mark. While controlling Cappy, the second player is able to fly around independently from Mario, which they show off by solving a puzzle involving collecting music notes. Cappy is also invincible and can attack enemies for Mario to keep him out of danger.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15085/local-co-op-confirmed-for-super-mario-odyssey.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15085/local-co-op-confirmed-for-super-mario-odyssey.html Hammerwatch Dev Makes Serious Sam Game, Releases Next WeekJason Love

The entire campaign can be played with up to four buddies online with each player being able to gain experience and level up their Sam as they see fit. Once you've kicked some alien butt through all manner of pyramids, you can grab even more friends to tackle the Survival mode, which supports up to 12 players total.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15083/hammerwatch-dev-makes-serious-sam-game-releases-next-week.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15083/hammerwatch-dev-makes-serious-sam-game-releases-next-week.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 [E3 2017] Arts and Crafts Yoshi Finds New Home on SwitchJason Love

While it doesn't have a proper name just yet, the announcement trailer shows off all the key details we need to know. Action platforming? Check. Two player local co-op? Check. Adorable art style with a bit of a twist? Double check. It appears that rather than slinging balls of yarn around, this time Yoshi will be in a kind of cardboard world which can be flipped so you can see the other side of things.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15081/arts-and-crafts-yoshi-finds-new-home-on-switch.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15081/arts-and-crafts-yoshi-finds-new-home-on-switch.html [E3 2017] Monster Hunter: World Coming to PS4, Xbox, and PCJason Love

The game made its debut last night during Sony's E3 press conference. In the announcement trailer below, you can see a few new features that are making their way to the newest entry, like using the environment and other monsters to help you take down your prey. Additionally, while it's sort of hinted at in the footage where the monster pursues the hunter, there won't be hard break points between different map areas so both monster and hunter can move freely back and forth without any loading screens in between.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15080/monster-hunter-world-coming-to-ps4-xbox-and-pc.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15080/monster-hunter-world-coming-to-ps4-xbox-and-pc.html [E3 2017] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Officially Revealed, DatedJason Love

Update: Earlier, we reported that the two player local co-op would include co-op in the campaign. This has since been clarified and the co-op will only be in specific challenges. The main campaign will be single player only.

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