In keeping with modern gaming I no longer number my news posts. This is not News Post 347, but News Post: Operation StormPit. Confused? You should be, but no more so than by Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, that could have just been called Army of 2 3. If you have time to scrape your brains off the floor, now that they have exploded, check out the new story trailer for the game and a Dev Diary.
Think back only a few weeks ago .... you were asked to choose which of three Van Helsings should star in the upcoming The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. The vote was one sided with The Mysterious Stranger winning by a 72% landslide. You have a hero, but what about the world in which he exists? NeocoreGames have released some world building Development Diaries.
Monolith has been pretty great about releasing videos for their upcoming console MOBA, Guardians of Middle-Earth. Previously, we've shared with you guys videos outlining six of the heroes for the game so far. Today, we have a developer diary video for your viewing pleasure.
Pocketwatch Games has answered our plea for something showing off the latest development of their 4 player co-op heist game. Andy Schatz (developer) and Andy Nguyen (producer) give us a commentated playthrough of one of the later levels from Monaco: What's Yours is Mine and tease us with a video that illustrates how amazing the game is looking.
Bioware's been putting out some videos for upcoming RPG/action game hybrid Mass Effect 3, splicing together some general information on stuff like pre-ordering and edition details with some behind the scenes interviews with developers. The latest video in this series highlights collector's edition details and class combat.
When Codemasters announced their next Formula One game, F1 2011, would feature a co-op championship mode, you could paint Co-Optimus surprised. Is their a team sport in the world that is more about the individuals than F1? Codemasters explain this new mode in their latest Dev Diary found after Read More.
Trine's knight had his uses, but if I'm going to be blatently honest, I would only switch to him in one of three scenarios: I had jumped into a close quarters ambush, I absolutely had to block something like traps, or if he was the last man standing on my team. It's not that he was a bad asset to the team, but he was slower than the other two characters, he had to be in melee range, and lord knows he sunk like a stone when he tried to swim.
The latest Resistance 3 Video Developer Diary focuses on two important components for a co-op game: enemy variety and enemy behavior. Sure, it's fun to adventure or run-and-gun with a friend, but it becomes so much more intense and immersive when you can encounter a wide variety of enemies, or when the enemies play smart (or cheap, depending on your mood at the time).
Eat my spray 'teammate'
We're still waiting on some concrete co-op numbers for Torchlight 2 - something we hope to obtain at E3 in a few weeks - but until that time we're forced to sit back and watch the information roll out of the official website. The latest combo of features focuses on the game's levels, their design, and some of their features.
The two player co-op XBLA game The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile hit next week. Co-Optimus should have our review of the game on Monday, April 4th - but to tide you over until its inevitable release, the team at developer Ska Studios have put out a developer diary showcasing where the game was made.
We've been big fans of Monaco: What's Yours is Mine since we first started talking about it early last year. The game has come a long way since then, making crazy technical advances and getting itself polished and ready for a release...sometime. The four player co-op crime caper game is one we went hands on with an enjoyed greatly as it went on to win itself the Independent Games Festival Award in 2010.
A recent dev diary for Hunted: the Demon's Forge detailed some in-depth specifics of the Wargar enemy type for the upcoming two player co-op action game. Most actions games have a type of enemy that is common and pervasive throughout most of the game. The Wargar take that role in Hunted. Far from being uniform, however, the Wargar come in three flavors: melee, ranged, and caster; furthermore, there are different classes within these standard roles. Melee Wargar are composed of Soldiers, Warriors, Guardians, and Zealots, Ranged Wargar can either be Archers, Scorchers, or Blastcasters, while the Infected are the only Caster Wargar.
It's been a while since we heard anything new about Brink, the 8 player co-op title from developer Splash Damage. But if you watched our Co-Op Games of 2011 Preview, you know it's still planned for this year. The game's publisher, Bethesda, is kicking off the new year with a new developer diary and video. The focus? In game audio, specifically, the sound of the guns in the game.
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