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Play a new game type and unlock fun prizes in this unique game.

Wacky Co-op Racing Game 'Fling to the Finish' Gets a Big Update on Steam

Daedalic Entertainment and developer Splitside Games call Fling to the Finish a racing game. It certainly is a racing game, but a platforming racer like Sonic R, not a kart racer. in Fling to the Finish, two local or online players control ball-like characters who are tethered by a rope and must work together to reach the end of each level, a process that ends up being riotously fun. This Steam Early Access game just got a new race type to enjoy as well as a progression system that ties everything together. Oh, and it's on sale through July 28!

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To stop those alien invaders, we're going to need a bigger boat.

Aquatic Shoot 'em Up 'After Wave: Downfall' Sails for Consoles in August

Alien invaders called the Deathrix attack Earth and cause a huge flood. The only way to fight back is to hop into battleships and hit the sea in Afterwave: Downfall, the upcoming post-apocalyptic shoot 'em up from 7 Raven Studios. The game features a unique angled viewpoint and playable ships moving across the swollen ocean, not to mention 2-pl...

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Heroic mech pilots must fight alongside turrets in this tower defense action game.

Team Up as Mechs in VOIDCRISIS, Coming to Steam Early Access on August 3

Japanese developer HexaDrive has worked on plenty of games for big publishers, including titles like Super Bomberman R, Final Fantasy XV, and Okami HD. Now the studio is gearing up to unleash a PC game of its very own. VOIDCRISIS is a gorgeous "tower offense" game in which up to four players team up to pilot mechs and thwart mysterious alien invaders. It will launch on Steam Early Access at the beginning of August.

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A ranged and a melee character will team up in this fantasy action shooter.

Unique Twin-Stick Game 'Curse of the Deadwood' Launching July 28 on Steam

Steamroller Animation is a studio that has contributed animations to Fortnite, Dauntless, Mortal Kombat 11, and countless other games. The company is now gearing up to release its first game, one seven years in the making. Curse of the Deadwood (formerly known as Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse) is a twin-stick action/shooter with asymmetrical gameplay and 2-player local co-op. It's coming soon to Steam and Steam Deck, and it looks great.

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13 classic TMNT games (6 with co-op) are headed our way.

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection Arrives on August 30 with Bodacious Co-op

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection, Konami's collection of 8-bit and 16-bit TMNT games, was first announced back in March. At the time, we expected it to come out before the hotly anticipated TMNT: Shredder's Revenge. That didn't happen, but the end is nearly insight, dudes. Konami has announced that The Cowabunga Collection will launch on consoles and PC on August 30. Now that we know the collection's release date, let's break down its co-op features.

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The new collection of 32 arcade games includes shmups, beat 'em ups, and more.

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Now Available on All Platforms

We recently reviewed the first Capcom Arcade Stadium, a collection of 32 arcade classics from Capcom's heyday. Now Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium has launched on all platforms (a few hours late on consoles), bringing with it another choice batch of 32 arcade games. The base game is free to download and comes with SonSon, a run-and-gun shooter based on the famous Chinese novel, Journey to the West. The remaining titles can be purchased individually or via bundle. Let's head to the arcade!

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Experience China's Three Kingdoms as a River City beat 'em up!

River City Saga: Three Kingdoms Arrives with Online Co-op

While beat 'em up fans continue to wait patiently for WayForward's River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero, those aren't the only games in town. Straight from Arc System Works themselves, River City Saga: Three Kingdoms has just landed on PlayStation, Switch, and Steam. This installment transplants the River City/Kunio-kun cast to China's Three Kingdoms period. Both a 2-player story mode and a 4-player arcade mode are included, each supporting local and online co-op. Oh, and the "River City Girls" are in it too!

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Enjoy the co-op zombies shooting while you can!

Call of Duty: Warzone's Zombies Mode is Free This Week, Season Four Coming July 26

Call of Duty: Vanguard 's campaign mode might not have set the world on fire, but the multiplayer modes are still going strong. Players who haven't jumped in yet now have a great chance to do so, as both the cooperative Zombies and competitive Multiplayer modes are free to download and play from July 20-26. What's more, July 26 will see the "Mercenaries of Fortune" update arrive (though without a new Zombies map).

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Regular parties won't do. Ultra mega xtra all the way!

Ultra Mega Xtra Party Challenge to Start the Party on Switch This October

The Nintendo Switch is home to numerous party games such as WarioWare: Get It Together! and Mario Party Superstars. Soon, Break First Games and Just For Games will throw their hats into the ring as well. Ultra Mega Xtra Party Challenge is a party game featuring 100 minigames, a story mode, and both local co-op and competitive gameplay.

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Form a party and start crawling through dungeons together!

Dungeons of Sundaria Now on Steam Early Access and PlayStation

Split-screen co-op isn't the most common feature among PC games. Even less common are games that offer both split-screen and online multiplayer. Hence, Dungeons of Sundaria from Industry Games already stands out from the crowd. A 3D action RPG/dungeon crawler featuring 4-player local and online co-op and highly customizable characters, Dungeons of Sundaria is out on Steam Early Access and PlayStation 4 and 5.

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Prepare to have a smooth time in this upcoming co-op platformer.

Smoothcade, a Bubble Bobble-style Platformer, Announced for Consoles and PC

Single-screen platformers like Bubble Bobble and Snow Bros. aren't very common nowadays. 2Awesome Studio aims to fix that with their upcoming game, Smoothcade. The colorful "clear the screen" platformer will support 4-player local co-op in multiple game modes, and it's coming to all major platforms sometime this year.

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Get ready to loot with a friend!

Fast-paced Roguelike 'LootLite' Heading to Consoles on July 28

Roguelike is a sub-genre exemplified by randomized level layouts and items, steep difficulty, and the ability for players to grow stronger through subsequent playthroughs. Console gamers will soon have a new, affordable Roguelike option to enjoy when LootLite from JanduSoft comes to Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. Featuring lots of playable classes,...

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