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Preorders open for this collection of 4 classic Sonic games.

Sonic Origins Will Go Fast on Consoles and PC in June

Is this the year of the retro collection? Taito Milestones and Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection have already come along, and the upcoming TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is hotly anticipated. Sega wants in on that classic compilation action too, as Sonic Origins now has a firm release date of June this year. Alongside the release date and opening of the preorders are new details about what the collection of 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog games will contain.

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Get a cool green cartridge and fancy packaging with this co-op classic.

Battletoads & Double Dragon Gets a New NES Print Run

It’s hard to imagine nowadays, but long ago, two of the 8-bit era’s most popular beat ‘em up franchises once teamed up in a single game called Battletoads/Double Dragon. Developed by the wizards at Rare, the crossover game deftly mixed the two properties to produce a game that remains well-liked by those who played it. Sadly, Batt...

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The amusing action RPG gets more platforms and more ways to team up with a friend.

'Nobody Saves the World' Now on PlayStation and Switch, Adds Local Co-op

Drinkbox Studios, the developers of the Guacamelee series, released Nobody Saves the World as a timed Xbox and PC exclusive earlier this year. A lighthearted fantasy-RPG, Nobody Saves the World stars a character named Nobody who can shapeshift into various forms. Now that time has passed, the game has finally arrived on PlayStation and Switch. As if that wasn't cool enough, all versions of Nobody Saves the World now have local co-op in addition to the 2-player online co-op that the Xbox and PC games started with.

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Up to 4 players can be lumberjacks together, and that's okay.

Lumberhill Comes to Switch to Chew Gum and Chop Down Trees, and It's All Out of Gum

Last summer, Polish developer All in! Games released a charming Overcooked-like puzzle/party game called Lumberhill on Steam. Lumberhill allows up to four local or online players to become lumberjacks, frantically chopping down trees and completing other outdoorsy activities while chasing high scores. Lumberhill is the type of game that works perfectly on consoles, so we're pleased to see that it has now arrived on Nintendo Switch.

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Play the run-and-gun classic in online co-op!

iiRcade Launches Online Multiplayer in 'Out Zone' and 4 More Games

Back in November of 2021, iiRcade announced that online multiplayer would come to all multiplayer retro games on the platform. iiRcade, of course, is a home arcade cabinet/console for which players can legally purchase classic and modern indie games. Online multiplayer finally debuted in five iiRcade games today, including the co-op classic Out Zone. Having played through the full game in online co-op, we're excited to see which games will get online multiplayer next.

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10 arcade classics in one collection, but only The Ninja Warriors features co-op.

Taito Milestones Co-op Review

Taito and ININ Games have teamed up to deliver numerous collections of classic Taito games in recent years, including Space Invaders Invincible Collection, Space Invaders Forever, and several Darius collections. Now, the two companies (along with Japanese developer Hamster) have unleashed a Switch-exclusive collection called Taito Milestones. This ...

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Get a physical collection of both Hammerwatch games in one package.

Epics of Hammerwatch Limited Editions Coming from Strictly Limited Games

The Hammerwatch series consists of a pair of low-key co-op action RPGs. One of them, Heroes of Hammerwatch, is one of my all-time favorite co-op games! Seriously, these are great games to play with friends. Soon, serious fans will get the chance to celebrate the series when Strictly Limited Games releases the Epics of Hammerwatch: Heroes Edition collection for PlayStation and Switch. Available in both Limited and Special Limited Editions, this collection promises countless hours of challenging co-op action.

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Upgraded home arcade cabinets available to preorder in several designs

iiRcade Announces Gold Edition Double Dragon and Space Invaders Home Arcade Cabinets

During this January's CES, iiRcade announced a line of upgraded home arcade cabinets. These new cabinets would run the game games but feature a height and form factor closer to classic arcade cabinets, genuine Sanwa parts, updated speaker grills and sound, and JBL audio. At last, iiRcade is ready to announce the specific name and models of the new home arcade cabinets. They will be called iiRcade Gold Edition cabinets, and four different designs are now available to preorder.

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Turn down the gorey detail to keep the zombie shooting as smooth as possible.

The House of the Dead: Remake's Performance Mode Is the Way to Play on Switch

The House of the Dead: Remake is finally available on Nintendo Switch. Resurrected by Forever Entertainment, the same masterminds behind Panzer Dragoon: Remake, this new release is a faithful from-the-ground-up recreation of SEGA's original House of the Dead light-gun arcade game. Naturally, it substantially improves the graphics over those of the aging 1996 arcade game. The Switch version also adds an optional performance mode in order to keep the frame rate high. Gaze upon our many screenshots of the first level to see!

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The Return of LEGO is upon us

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for March 2022

Let's face it: All the majority of the Co-Optimus-Crew wanted to do in March was play Elden Ring. They didn't care for the Next-Gen-Version of GTA V and the release of Young Souls was all but a foot-note during their quest to become the Elden Lord. The craziness of titles like Strange of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and Tiny Tina's Wonderland also didn't manage to keep them away from Hidetaka Miyazaki's Masterpiece. They even ignored Carby! Carby from Kirby and the Forgotten Land! Can you believe that?!

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Team up, shoot zombies, and either compete for score or share points.

New Details about The House of the Dead: Remake's Co-op and Competitive Modes

Forever Entertainment's remake of the classic lightgun shooter The House of the Dead is only a week away, so new information is starting to escape from the house's zombie-filled walls. The House of the Dead: Remake for Switch will feature both a co-op and competitive mode at launch, with the dual-wielding "Cowboy Mode" planned for a post-release update. Both digital and physical preorders have opened up, too, ahead of the game's April 7 release date.

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