Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, a weekly piece that talks about industry stories that may or may not be related to co-op gaming.
The stories for this week:
- Motorstorm Apocalypse Delayed Indefinitely in North America
- River City Ransom 2 in the Works
- Arrival DLC, Last for Mass Effect 2, Out March 29
- Valve Making Their Own Portal 2 Ads
- Crysis 2 and Playstation Move Heroes This Week
Motorstorm Apocalypse Delayed Indefinitely in North America
This isn’t a huge surprise as the game had been delayed in both Japan and the UK after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami last Friday. Some may ask why they’re delaying the game? Well, it takes place in a fictional earthquake ravaged coastal town. The game was originally going to be released on April 12, now there is no word on when it will be out. I think a lot of people are looking forward to this since it can be presented in 3D.
River City Ransom 2 in the Works
BARF! Some of the people that worked on the original River City Ransom are in the process of making a sequel to that awesome game. No word on what systems it will be out on, but word is there will be both console and a PC release for the game. I can’t wait, but let’s hope they can catch lightning twice.
Arrival DLC, Last for Mass Effect 2, Out March 29
BioWare has been teasing it for a while, but now there is a date for the final DLC for Mass Effect 2 called “Arrival”. Supposedly this $7 DLC will be the connection between this game and the upcoming Mass Effect 3 coming this holiday season.
Valve Making Their Own Portal 2 Ads
Face it, Valve can do pretty much anything it wants to. Instead of going the usual outside marketing path, Valve has decided to create Portal 2’s ads in-house. Should be rather interesting, but then again Valve does pretty much have that Midas touch nowadays.
Crysis 2 and Playstation Move Heroes This Week
It’s a pretty quiet week for Crysis 2 to run roughshod over. It will be interesting to see how well the game plays on the consoles versus the PC. I hope to play it, but it may have to wait. I’d rather get it on PC, but don’t have a newer PC to run it on. Playstation Move Heroes also comes out this week bringing together many of Sony’s major mascots (Jak, Daxter, Sly, Ratchet, Clank, etc.) for some multiplayer Playstation Move love.