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The announcement from the developer can be read in full here but the best parts highlight that the game will feature a “True Co-Op experience” with 4-player Co-Op. For the game itself, the team at Cellar Door Games took inspiration from classic beat ‘em ups and hopes to follow suit much like Castle Crashers before it. We here at Co-Optimus always love the sound of Castle Crashers-esque Co-Op, so this is fantastic news.

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Epic Loon Gameplay And Plot RevealMatthew Squaire

Epic Loon is set from the perspective of a person watching movies, while the player controls aliens who have invaded the movies as their actions change the film. There are four playable characters (Cap, Gro, Tri and Bou) but unfortunately we only catch a brief glimpse of them in the interview video below. Macrales Studio YouTube channel features both the videos below, where highlights from the former come in the form of the game’s platforms being revealed (PC, X1, PS4, and, if possible, Switch) and the estimated release date (2018 with console ports to follow before Q2 of 2018).

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15390/epic-loon-gameplay-and-plot-reveal.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15390/epic-loon-gameplay-and-plot-reveal.html Hunt the Predator in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon WildlandsJason Love

This special challenge is a separate mission you take on outside of the main story campaign. It can be taken on alone or with your usual co-op crew, but regardless, be prepared. The Predator can cloak, use its Plasma Cannon and Smart Disc, and can freely run around the treetops in order to better get the drop on you. Senior producer Nouredine Abboud even hints that the nuclear option is always on the table. Should you come out on top in this encounter, however, then you'll be rewarded with the Predator's Wrist Blades and helmet, which allows you to turn on that iconic Predator heat vision.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15389/hunt-the-predator-in-tom-clancy-s-ghost-recon-wildlands.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15389/hunt-the-predator-in-tom-clancy-s-ghost-recon-wildlands.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 Nine Parchments Stream RecapJason Love

While there may be some shared ideology between the two titles, there's a definite gulf of difference between Nine Parchments and Magicka. The latter was more focused on having players memorize certain key/button combinations in order to make use of their spells and really leaned hard into the chaos that comes with friendly-fire. Nine Parchments, on the other hand, feels more like a twin-stick action RPG. There are a ton of unlockables in the form of purely cosmetic hats and game-affecting staves, and each of the nine playable characters (all but two have to be unlocked) offers something a little different.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15385/nine-parchments-stream-recap.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15385/nine-parchments-stream-recap.html A Way Out Will Offer a Free Friend Trial at LaunchJason Love

Based on what's said in the trailer (see below), it sounds like this trial will provide your co-op buddy of choice the ability to play through the entirety of the campaign with you online; no time limit or "play to certain point." When the title was debuted at this year's E3, Josef talked about how the entire thing has been designed to be a co-op experience that requires a second person to play it, ideally on the couch. If you don't have a local co-op buddy, then the free trial will provide an avenue for you to still enjoy it. One person buys the game, and your buddy can download the co-op trial to play through it with you. That's it.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15382/a-way-out-will-offer-a-free-friend-trial-at-launch.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15382/a-way-out-will-offer-a-free-friend-trial-at-launch.html MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Will Support Four Player Campaign Co-OpJason Love

The central story of MechWarrior 5 revolves around a young mercenary (that's you) being suddenly thrust into the leadership position of a mercenary squad in the midst of the Third Succession Wars (here's a link to some background about what that means if you're interested in getting into the lore). You'll have to make some choices as the campaign (and years) progress, which will affect what happens with your squad during the course of the campaign. Of course, you could do all of this alone with the A.I. controlling the other members of your squad, or you could invite some friends into your game and have them pilot some mechs with you!

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15381/mechwarrior-5-mercenaries-will-support-four-player-campaign-co-op.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15381/mechwarrior-5-mercenaries-will-support-four-player-campaign-co-op.html Asmodee and Fantasy Flight Bringing LOTR Card Game to PCJason Love

The main idea behind the game is that you construct a deck comprised of things like characters, equipment, and beneficial effects in order to guide three heroes through a preconstructed encounter deck. In other words, it's you vs a deck that plays itself. When playing with a buddy, each player constructs their own deck and chooses their own set of heroes. The game encourages table talk between allies so they can best plan out their strategy, and basically draws the line at having the players show one another their cards (in more formal tournament settings; when playing at home with a friend, anything goes!) There a variety of encounters to play through, and more have been added over time via card packs.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15380/asmodee-and-fantasy-flight-bringing-lotr-card-game-to-pc.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15380/asmodee-and-fantasy-flight-bringing-lotr-card-game-to-pc.html Gameplay Trailer for GTFO Shows Off the HorrorJason Love

Since announcing the game this past June, the Swedish developer has been pretty quiet on details about the title. With last night's trailer, it appears that we'll be getting more info with greater frequency now. The main focus of the two-minute video is the moment about halfway through when a bunch of monsters bust through a door and attack everyone. Prior to that, things are pretty quiet as four people make their way through some underground area in search of a vault. It's all very moody and while there are familiar beats (i.e., "we're busting into a place to steal some stuff and get out"), the part where "things go bad" and you have to try to get away looks hectic. You're not setting up defensive areas to trade bullets with cops, instead you and your buddies are working to just survive against a horrific swarm.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15377/gameplay-trailer-for-gtfo-shows-off-the-horror.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15377/gameplay-trailer-for-gtfo-shows-off-the-horror.html Sharpen Your Skills Update Drops Today for DauntlessJason Love

Along with the new weapon, the war pike, and the two new behemoths, the armored Skarn and the agile Kharabak, the "Sharpen Your Skills" update also includes a change that may prove fairly significant. Previously, there wasn't much distinction between the different weapons other than whatever you personally preferred. With the update, damage types have been added to all the weapons and those damage types will affect the behemoths in different ways. For instance, all hammers do blunt damage, which is effective against armor (HI SKARN!) and for stunning behemoths. Other weapons do piercing damage that will weaken a behemoth's limbs, making them more vulnerable to slashing damage. As the developers point out in the video below, it's not necessary to go hunting with a mix of all these damage types, but they do add a new strategic level to the game. Weapons can be customized further with the new "Cell System" that adds slots to a hunter's gear into which "cells" can be dropped to enhance damage, defensive values, or add elemental damage/effects.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15375/sharpen-your-skills-update-drops-today-for-dauntless.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15375/sharpen-your-skills-update-drops-today-for-dauntless.html Co-Op Shooter based on World War Z AnnouncedNick Puleo

There isn't much yet about the game, other than a trailer to set the tone and a few tidbits about co-op gameplay that looks to mix action with strategy.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15374/co-op-shooter-based-on-world-war-z-announced.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15374/co-op-shooter-based-on-world-war-z-announced.html Curse of Osiris DLC Stream RecapJason Love

The new content may be the equivalent of, say, "The Taken King" for the original Destiny, but what's added is good and needed. As Bungie said in their blog post last week, there are those folks that want to be able to hop into the game as they please and find something fun to do. The "Infinite Forest" may play into this by introducing "Heroic Adventures," which are tougher variants of the three Adventures that become available after completing the story. These variants include adding modifiers, like "Prism" that rotates through the different elements (Sol, Arc, Void) and increases the damage of whichever is selected and decreases the damage of the others. While the Adventures end in a section that is either the past, present, or future of Mercury, the path to get there is slightly randomized and constructed from pre-fab building blocks. It's something Bungie calls "intelligent assembly" (instead of the familiar "procedurally generated"). As this is the first week of its release, it's tough to say whether or not these Adventures will be rotated out every week, but it would offer a new/fun endgame activity for folks if they do.

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