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Think of it as a gooey jail break and you'll be close.

3D Platformer 'Gelly Break Deluxe' Is Goo-ing to Consoles and PC Next Month

Gelly Break is a 3D cooperative platformer that was released on Switch way back in 2018. Developer ByteRocker, who worked with another publisher on that release, has now reclaimed the IP and plans to release an enhanced version of the game. Gelly Break Deluxe will bring a splattering of new content and 2-player local co-op when it comes to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and Steam this August.

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The witches are coming and they're packing heat.

Zelda Plus Guns and Co-op Equals 'Trigger Witch,' Coming in July

Zelda fans are naturally excited for this month's release of Skyward Sword HD. Maybe they're even playing Skellboy Refractured in co-op while they wait. Thanks to Rainbite and Eastasiasoft, we have another Zelda-style game to look forward to in July as well. Trigger Witch combines the style of a 16-bit action-adventure with twin-stick shooting and local co-op, and it's coming to consoles at the end of the month.

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More zombies to fight and portals to seal are coming very soon.

New Zombies Update Coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on July 15

For co-op enthusiasts, Zombies mode is always a highlight of Call of Duty games. The Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has slowly been telling the intricate story of Requiem, a CIA faction dedicated to sealing dimensional breaches and saving the world from a zombie apocalypse. That narrative continues with the impending arrival ...

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Prepare for co-op dungeon crawling in a dark and beautiful world.

Epic Action RPG 'Blightbound' Leaving Early Access, Coming to Consoles in July

Blightbound is a robust and stylish action RPG from Ronimo Games (makers of Awesomenauts) and Devolver Digital that launched on Steam Early Access one year ago. Think of it as a mix between Castle Crashers and Diablo. After numerous updates, the 3-player co-op adventure is finally gearing up for full release at the end of July. Even better, it will launch on not just PC, but Xbox and PlayStation 4 as well.

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A trove of new content comes to the post-apocalyptic MMO.

Fallout 76 'Steel Reign' Update Is Out Now and It's Free

While Bethesda’s Fallout 76 MMO experienced a famously troubled launch in 2018, it has slowly and steadily improved over the years. Case in point: the free 'Steel Reign' update has just launched on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. The update includes the Steel Reign questline that concludes the story of Steel Dawn, a new vendor, and a new legendary crafting system.

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A team of boxes must work together to save their island.

Co-Op Platformer 'Pile Up! Box by Box' Coming to Consoles in August

Developer Seed by Seed and Handy Games released Pile Up! Box by Box on Steam earlier this year. It's a delightful 3D platformer in which 1-4 local players can stack things on top of other things and each other in order to get around and solve puzzles. Now that PC gamers have had time to enjoy it, Pile Up! will soon be coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch as well.

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Not 4K, but it still sports some minor enhancements.

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) for October

Rumors of a 4K-ready Nintendo Switch have been swirling for a few years now, rumors that became something of a tornado just before E3 this year. E3 2021 came and went, though, with no announcement of new hardware. Today, Nintendo has finally announced the next model of Switch, the Nintendo Switch (OLED model),  whose primary enh...

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32 games sorted for your convenience!

'Capcom Arcade Stadium' Full Games List by Title, Release Date, and Co-Op

Capcom Arcade Stadium launched on Switch earlier this year before eventually arriving on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. The collection itself is a free download and includes one game (1943), with the remaining games sold as DLC, for a total of 32 classic arcade games. Making sense of those DLC packs and the scope of the collection can be daunting, so here's a full games list sorted by title, release date, and co-op features.

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Skellboy is back, and this time he's brought a friend.

Skellboy Refractured Co-Op Review

Over a year ago, Umaiki Games released a charming but fairly unpolished Zelda-style action-adventure called Skellboy on Switch and Steam. Now the game has been re-released after extensive reworking as Skellboy Refractured. The new version adds an extra dungeon, more boss fights, performance improvements, and most importantly, 2-player local co-op. ...

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12 total co-op classics will make this a compelling miniature arcade cabinet.

Taito Egret II Mini Arcade Full Lineup Revealed, Includes Darius Gaiden and Ninja Kids

Not long after we published our first story about Taito's upcoming miniature arcade cabinet, the Egret II Mini, Taito has now announced the final assortment of games that will be included on the unit. The final announcement adds two more co-op classics: Darius Gaiden and The Ninja Kids, bringing the total number of built-in co-op games for the Egret II Mini up to 12.

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One players runs, the other flies. What a wacky platforming pair!

Solve Sci-Fi Logic Puzzles in 'A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories'

One of my favorite things about video games is when they take us to strange new worlds and civilizations. That certainly applies to A Tale of Synapse: The Chaos Theories from Spanish developers Tesura Games and Souris-Lab. Just released on Nintendo Switch and Steam, A Tale of Synapse pairs up an odd couple of aliens as they solve puzzles and learn ...

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