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Ninjas are also included!

Hanako: Honor & Blade Bringing Co-Op and PvP Samurai Battles to Steam in September

September is primed to be a busy month for gamers who dig feudal Japan, with games like the ninja stealth title Aragami 2 scheduled for release. That game isn't much about combat, though, which is where Hanako: Honor & Blade from indie developer +Mpact comes in. This one lets teams of samurai and ninja hack it out in both co-op and large-scale PvP battles. After years in Steam Early Access, it will finally launch in full on September 15.

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New characters, modes, weapons, and more make a great beat 'em up even better.

Streets of Rage 4's 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC AND a Free Update Are Here

Streets of Rage 4 is a fantastic revival of Sega's classic beat 'em up series, with gorgeous hand-drawn artwork, a memorable soundtrack, challenging gameplay, and both local and online co-op. The only less than stellar thing about the game has been the long wait for new post-release content. Today, Streets of Rage 4 fans can finally take on new challenges as both a free update and the premium 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC have arrived on consoles and PC.

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Featuring two knights and a whole lot of anachronistic armaments

'Knights & Guns' Arms Up for a September Release on Switch

Pang Adventures, the last game in the Pang/Buster Bros. series, came out way back in 2016. It featured unique gameplay that combined elements of shoot 'em up and platformer. That style of game will finally make a return thanks to Baltoro Games, makers of Urban Flow. Their next game, Knights & Guns, is inspired by Pang and Metal Slug (a cool pedigree indeed), and it will feature local co-op.

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Grab a premium Founders Pack now or wait for the open beta coming later this year.

Space Punks is a Third-Person Borderlands-Style Early Access Game

Borderlands is a fantastic "loot shooter" series, but it's also a first-person shooter. What are gamers who can't enjoy FPS games to do? Enter Flying Wild Hog and publisher Jagex, whose new early access co-op game Space Punks looks just like Borderlands but with a third-person perspective. The game is Epic Games Store exclusive but will eventually come to consoles as well. Also, it will probably be free to play at some point.

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Rewrite history with friends

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition Co-Op Beta Stream Recap

Last night Jason and I checked out one of the five new co-op missions in Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition. We settled in on the Battle of Hastings which took place in 1066 between the French-Norman army led by William, Duke of Normandy and the English king Harold. Of course like any good historical strife, it's not as cut and dry as a two way battle for the throne.

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Work together to unlock easy Achievements in this affordable puzzle action game.

Mina & Michi Co-Op Review

Ratalaika is a publisher known for releasing affordable games with colorful pixel art and super easy Achievements and Trophies. One of their latest releases is Mina & Michi, a puzzle action game from one-man developer LightUP and co-published by Eastasiasoft. Mina & Michi’s Achievements are indeed ridiculously easy to unlock, but it&r...

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Team up to avoid car crashes and injury.

Traffic Management Puzzle Game 'Urban Flow' Heading to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC

Directing traffic in real life seems like it would be challenging and unfun. One wrong mistake and a bus full of nuns drives right off a bridge. There wasn't even a bridge there! Anyway, difficult jobs can make for fun games, as is the case with Urban Flow from Baltoro Games. This local co-op puzzle game of managing the traffic signals at busy intersections first launched on Switch, but it's finally coming to other platforms this year.

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The second EDF game on Switch also happens to be the second EDF game ever.

Earth Defense Force 2 for Nintendo Switch Heading to Japan This Week

It wasn't long ago that Earth Defense Force: World Brothers arrived and wowed us with its wild mix of characters and elements from past EDF games. Gamers will soon have a chance to experience some classic EDF action firsthand when the appropriately-named Earth Defense Force 2 for Nintendo Switch arrives on July 15. The only catch is this is a J...

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The RWBY huntresses will return for a new adventure.

WayForward Announces RWBY: Arrowfell, a Co-Op Action Platformer

RWBY, the long-running computer-animated series from Rooster Teeth, has enjoyed several co-op games over the years. The newest game is particularly exciting because of who's making it: WayForward (of River City Girls 2 fame) and publisher Arc System Works. Today, those companies released a trailer and first details for RWBY: Arrowfell, whi...

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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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