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Current-gen gamers can now enjoy the classic beat ‘em up that introduced the River City Girls!

River City Girls Zero Escapes Prison, Arrives on Xbox and PlayStation

First announced in the summer of 2021, River City Girls Zero arrived on Switch earlier this year. The wait for other platforms, however, has been much longer. At last, the Xbox and PlayStation versions of this retro beat ‘em up have arrived. River City Girls Zero is a lightly enhanced remake of a classic beat ‘em up in the River City/Kunio-kun series and also a prequel to WayForward’s modern River City Girls games. The new version is the first time the game has been officially available in English, and it features 2-player local co-op to boot.

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Team up with a friend to battle spider/dinosaur monsters in this colorful shooter.

Spidersaurs Co-op Review

The 1980s and 90s were home to numerous cartoons that existed primarily to sell toys to kids. Shows like Dino Riders and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors featured bizarre/creative premises and plenty of merchandizing potential. WayForward draws from that legacy with Spidersaurs, a run-and-gun shooter with a goofy concept (genetically engineered spide...

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We translate all the Japanese menus of EDF6 into English for your co-op convenience!

Co-op International: Earth Defense Force 6 English Menu Translation Guide

Earth Defense Force 6, the latest game in Sandlot and D3 Publisher's long-running sci-fi shooter series, recently arrived on PlayStation in Japan. No English release has been announced yet, though, leaving EDF fans with little choice but to import the Japanese game. Thankfully, we have some experience with Japanese games around here. In this in...

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That’s twice as much co-op as the first game!

River City Girls 2 Will Have 4-Player Co-op and Fearsome Foes

We swear we’re not specifically a River City Girls fan site – we cover other games too! This week has been loaded with news for the beloved beat ‘em up series, though. First, WayForward announced a release date for the console versions of River City Girls Zero, and then a date for the Steam version arrived a few days later. Now, WayForward has dropped a bombshell for River City Girls 2: the game will feature 4-player co-op! That’s going to make for some chaotic brawling when the game arrives later this year.

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Playing with paint

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for August 2022

Oh boy... It seems like the return of the Saints wasn't at all what fans and critics had hoped for. We have yet to play it ourselves, but the reviews and user ratings are less than favorable for the reboot. Luckily, it wasn't all bad for the studios of the Embracer Group - who are seemingly well on their way to owning all of the games and developers by next year. THQ Nordic's remake of Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed is mostly hitting all the necessary buttons and looks to be a fun time.

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PC gamers won't have to wait too much longer to bust some heads in this prequel.

River City Girls Zero Will Hit Steam on September 22, Shortly After Console Versions

At WayForward's recent pre-launch party for River City Girls Zero, the enhanced remake of the game that first introduced the titular River City Girls, the developer shared plenty of information and behind-the-scenes details about the upcoming game. We learned that the Xbox and PlayStation versions would be launching on September 13, for instance, and that the Steam port would come later. Not that much later, it turns out... RCG Zero's Steam version will arrive on September 22!

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Tonight we dine on a huge collection of turtle soup!

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection Is Here to Kick Some Shell

First announced in March of this year, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection has finally arrived on consoles and PC. The collection boasts 13 classic TMNT games and a deep-dish serving of bonus materials that would make any other retro compilation green with envy. What's more, 6 of the included games have local co-op, and three of them support online co-op to boot. That's a lot of bang for your nunchuck!

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At the pre-launch party, WayForward shared details for River City Girls Zero and 2!

River City Girls Zero Heading to Xbox and PlayStation on September 13

In June of 2021, WayForward announced a prequel to River City Girls called River City Girls Zero. The Switch version of Zero arrived in February of this year, but the wait has been much longer for other platforms. Today at the Game Realms store in Burbank, California, WayForward held a Q & A session for the RCG series. Attendees and Twitch viewers gained fascinating insights into the development of both River City Girls Zero and 2, plus we learned when the two games are coming out.

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We grill Konami and Digital Eclipse about the collection's most unique games and features!

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection Developer Interview

What a great year for fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dotemu's TMNT: Shredder's Revenge was a smash hit on the gaming front, and Netflix's Rise of the TMNT animated movie pleased Rise fans and non-fans alike. Konami is ready to do its part as well. TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection arrives on consoles and PC on August 30, c...

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The new EDF is an awesome co-op experience, even in Japanese.

Earth Defense Force 6 is out now, but only in Japan

Back in May, D3 Publisher announced an August Japanese release for Earth Defense Force 6. Time flies, as do hornets, drone ships, dragons, and other deadly things. EDF6 has now launched on PlayStation 4 and 5 in Japan. The new game builds on everything players loved about  Earth Defense Force 5 while improving graphics, adding better environmental detail and destruction, new uniforms for all four playable classes, creepy new enemies, and lots more. No western release has been announced for EDF6 just yet, but we’re here with quick impressions and tips for importing!

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At least, puzzle fans will get to burst bubbles with friends!

Puzzle Bobble Everybubble Aims for a 2023 Release on Switch, Will Feature Co-op

The venerable Puzzle Bobble series (a puzzle game spin-off of Bubble Bobble) has seen many iterations over the years, including the pretty decent Puzzle Bobble 3D. That game wasn’t quite as refined as we'd prefer, but the newly announced Puzzle Bobble Everybubble looks like a return to form. It will feature traditional 2D Puzzle Bobble graphics and gameplay, plus four player local co-op! Everybubble is due out exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2023.

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Grab a friend for some neo retro moth shooting in space!

Yars: Recharged Charges onto Consoles and PC

Over the last few years, Atari and developers AdamVision Studios and SneakyBox have been slowly but surely creating new sequels to classic Atari console and arcade games. The latest such release is Yars: Recharged, a new take on Yar’s Revenge, the Atari 2600 shoot ‘em up from 1982. Yars: Recharged looks slicker and deeper than the origi...

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