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Co-Op Release Alert for the Week of 8.5.2013
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Co-Op Release Alert for the Week of 8.5.2013

Pikmin, dragons, and luchadores

It's August! You know what that means? Summer's almost over! Come in out of the heat and play some games. This week we have a nice variety of new releases for your couch-warming pleasure. 


Pikmin 3 (WIIU) This game is full of aliens. For some strange reason you don't kill them all with shotgun blasts to the face. I guess you use these helpful plant creatures to harvest food in order to send it back to your starving homeworld. Maybe you nuke them in the end? 2 player local co-op


Dragon's Crown (PS3,VITA) We covered this addictive fantasy brawler in depth last week. Personally, I have four characters ready and waiting for co-op partners. For more information be sure to check out our Co-Op Review and our Co-Op FAQ4 player local co-op, 4 player online co-op

ibb and obb (PSN) Ibb and Obb take on gravity in this whimsical puzzle platformer. It actually looks quite good2 player local co-op, 2 player online co-op

Divinity: Dragon Commander (PC) This is a role-playing, turn-based, real-time strategy game. Make sense? It's got dragons, so does it matter?  Want more info? Here's our hands-on Co-Op Preview. We'll have a full review posted later this week. 2 player online co-op

Tales of Xillia (PS3) When I see words like "clever student, mysterious woman, capital city, unseen beings, humans and spirits living in harmony, mana, and battle systems," I kind of just stop paying attention. The "critically acclaimed Linear Motion Battle System" has been upgraded to the "Double Raid Linear Motion Battle System" and I clearly have no idea what I'm talking about. We will be reviewing this one, and by "we," I mean not me. 4 player local co-op


Guacamelee! (PC) Guacamelee is scheduled to make the jump to PC on this day, but I haven't seen any recent updates. Time will tell. 2 player local co-op

The following games will be available from Amazon this week. If we missed anything please add it to the comments section.

Air Conflicts Pacific Carriers (PS3)
Disney's Planes (Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS)
Dragon's Crown (PS3, Vita)
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (PC)
Tales of Xillia (PS3)
The Sims 3 Dragon Valley (PC)