Looks like the summer gaming drought is almost over. This week we have a few tower defense games, a procedurally generated platformer, and an explosive new action title.
CastleStorm (PC) The PC version of CastleStorm drops on Steam today. Players must defend their castle while raining death and destruction upon their foes. Online play should be included in this version. If you want more details be sure to check out our Co-Op Review of the XBLA release. 2 player local co-op 2 player online co-op
Cloudberry Kingdom (PSN, PC, XBLA, Wii U) This cute little platformer features customizable characters and nearly impossible levels tailored to your playstyle and skill level. The AI level designer sounds interesting, as it will tailor levels to your chosen character abilities. 4 player local co-op
Narco Terror (PSN,PC, XBLA) Grab a buddy and kill some bad guys. Then kill more bad guys. This twin-stick shooter has quality action game features such as guns, explosions, grenades, more explosions, and finally, explosions. It's not what I would call a "thinker." 2 player local co-op, 2 player online co-op
PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD (VITA) The Vita is finally getting its own version of PixelJunk Monsters. Protect your offspring from waves of hungry monsters using tower defense mechanics and your best friend --or partner up with the only other person you know who owns a Vita. One or the other. 2 player local co-op via ad hoc, 2 player online co-op
The retail selection is ultra light this week. Amazon has one retail game listed, and it's the physical release of a digital game. If we missed something do your fellow co-op gamers a solid and let us know in the comments section.
Terraria: Collector's Edition (360, PS3)