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Beyond Co-Op - February 26th through March 2nd, 2012
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Beyond Co-Op - February 26th through March 2nd, 2012

Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, a weekly piece that talks about industry stories that may or may not be related to co-op gaming.  We like to take a look around the industry and see what news and links may interest you in the world of gaming.

- Bioshock Infinite Gets a Release Date
- Next Assassin's Creed Game to Take Place During American Revolution
- Stan Lee to be Playable Character in Amazing Spider-Man Game


Bioshock Inifinte Gets a Release Date

Bioshock Infinite will be in your hands on October 16th, 2012.  The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC game is frmo famed studio Irational Games, headed by Ken Levine.  BioShock Infinite puts players in the role of Booker DeWitt, a former Pinkerton agent, together with his companion Elizabeth. The two are trying to escape the sky-city of Columbia, in a 1912 America that might have been.  "Classic BioShock gameplay joins innovations such as aerial combat on high-speed Sky-Lines in the service of an immersive storyline."  

Source: Press Release


Assassin's Creed III Reveal

There were rumors abound about what the next Assassin's Creed game would entail, but the latest Game Informer finally has the truth. The war between the Templars and Assassins that has spanned across Europe and Constantinople (not Istanbul) in order to claim the Pieces of Eden will now find its way across the pond to the New World during a time of great strife and historical significance: the American Revolution. The cover of the latest GI shows an as-of-yet unnamed Assassin in the typical white garb and dagged hood wielding a hatchet and a flint lock pistol.

Not much else has been revealed at this point, so the speculation of what the game will entail is still up for grabs.

Source: Game Informer


Stan Lee Man Does Whatever a Stan Lee Can

Anyone who's seen any of the Marvel movies released over the past decade knows that comic legend Stan Lee, creator of many of the characters featured in these films, has made a brief cameo in the films in what essentially amounts to a sly wink and nod to comic fans. Stan is taking this to the next level as the man, the myth, the legend himself has revealed that he'll be a playable character in Beenox's upcoming Amazing Spider-Man game. It's probably one of the more interesting announcements to come out about a video game in a while and leads one to questions about what that means. Is he just an alternative skin for the infamous webslinger? Will he have his own superpowers? Regardless, true believers perhaps have a little more to look forward to when Amazing Spider-Man hits store shelves this June. Excelsior!

Source: Addict of Fiction