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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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The Return of the Saints

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for July 2022

Try to count them: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance IIWarriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Definitive Edition, KLONOA Phantasy Reverie SeriesSpidersaursCapcom Arcade 2nd StadiumRiver City Saga: Three Kingdoms, and a ton of Arcade-ports for PlayStation 4 by City Connection as well as the usual steady stream released by Hamster Corp. It's safe to say that July was quite a month for gamers who have already been around the block for a decade or two. Even without a thick pair of nostalgia-glasses, it's always nice to see beloved franchises and genres make grand returns on modern platforms in some form or another. These returns are good not just for us to enjoy them again, but also to enable a whole new generation to fall in love with them.

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Save the world from a mystical threat in this challenging top-down shooter.

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined Co-op Review

In 1993, Natsume licensed the rights to create sequels to Taito’s single-player Kiki Kaikai arcade game. While the sequels retain the Kiki KaiKai name in Japan, they go by Pocky & Rocky in English markets. The first Pocky & Rocky for Super Nintendo added 2-player co-op, a feature retained in the recently released Pocky & Rocky Res...

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Available at European retail stores or via worldwide shipping

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Signature Editions Are Out Now, Dudes!

As physical game collectors wait patiently for Limited Run's versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (also preorderable at Best Buy), European imprints Signature Edition Games and Merge Games have just released their own standard and special editions of Shredder's Revenge for all platforms. What's more, these European editions can also be ordered and shipped worldwide, so now you've got another thing to collect, Turtles fans!

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Get deep digital discounts on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and many more co-op titles.

Co-op Games of the Nintendo Switch Multiplayer Sale

How's your co-op library looking, Switch owners? Nintendo has an incredible Multiplayer Sale going on until August 7, offering discounts on first-party co-op games like Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, third-party games like Diablo II: Resurrected and Ghosts 'N Goblins Resurrection, and numerous indie games such as Battle Axe and Final Vendetta. We've compiled all the best co-op titles on sale with store links for your convenience!

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Update: Co-op issues have been resolved.

The MultiVersus Open Beta is Here, and Co-op is Now Working Smoothly

MultiVersus is a highly anticipated free-to-play Super Smash Bros.-style fighting game from Warner Bros. After a closed beta period followed by an early access period for premium bundle owners, the open beta has arrived. What should be a celebratory launch day has been somewhat mired, however, by what appears to be a broken party system. Update: Thankfully, the party and co-op issues were resolved by the next day.

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Five hot co-op games will soon have physical versions at retail.

Preorder Limited Run Switch Games at Best Buy: TMNT, Double Dragon, and More

Digital games are more convenient than physical games, and usually cheaper too. Still, there's something about collecting physical games that appeals to many gamers. Preordering limited physical editions directly from boutique labels is always an option, but sometimes retailers offer the same editions for a better price. That's certainly the case with Best Buy, which currently has 14 Nintendo Switch titles from Limited Run up for preorder, including TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, Double Dragon Neon, and several more co-op hits.

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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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