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This remake of the original Shovel Knight promises to be the definitive version.

Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX to Feature Online Co-op and Other Improvements

The original Shovel Knight was a popular platformer with local co-op and a great retro art style. Yacht Club Games ended up offering that first game as both Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (all DLC included) and Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope (just the main game). That's not confusing! Also not confusing is today's announcement of Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope DX, a remake of the original game that adds 2-player online co-op and many other choice features. So far, we only know it's coming to Steam, but other platforms shouldn't be far behind.

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Climb as high as you can, alone or with friends, but you can't bring any pants.

Pantless Is a Silly 3D Platformer That's Coming to Steam on July 2

Some folks, like me, are variety streamers, playing all kinds of different stuff. Other folks like to play wacky games that are pretty much designed for streaming. Pantless from Pebbles Games is one of those games.  It's a 3D platformer in which pants-free players try to jump and climb as high as they can in an insane world. The free demo has arrived on Steam ahead of the game's July launch, and it supports online multiplayer (which might be co-op).

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Geoff Keighley is upon us!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for May 2024

Another 106 entries were added to our database this month. We now feature over 14,000 (active) co-op games, and this number will certainly continue to climb. That's most likely more than anyone can play in a lifetime, but I'm sure we are all trying our best. So before Geoff Keighley bombards us with another three hours of ads and announcements next week, let's take a quick look back at May.

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It's getting hot out there!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for April 2024

...and another month has gone down the drain. So what happened in April? Well, Toaplan-fans on PC were able to rejoice as Bitwave Games released their final volume of games. Truxton II, Grind Stormer (no co-op), Dogyuunand Twin Hawk can now be enjoyed on modern systems with a handful of quality-of-life improvements. Don't despair, console users! You finally got access to ArcRunner, Cook, Serve Delicious! (yes, the first one), Hammerwatch Anniversary EditionHammerwatch II, and PERISH. Oh, and on PlayStation, you can now feel like a true pirate thanks to Microsoft's Sea of Thieves hitting the platform just yesterday.

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Warning: This is not a joke!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for March 2024

What's up with the gaming industry ? Seems like most of the hyped up releases in the last year hit the streets and got immediately dumped in the "Mixed" (at best) reviews category for everyone to soon forget. We won't name any names, but it is sad to see - especially for co-op titles that depend so much on an active player base.

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The follow-up to Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a Suikoden-style JRPG, and it's almost here.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - Beyond Co-op Preview

While we do our best around here to play nothing but cooperative games, from time to time, a non-co-op title slips in. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes from developer Rabbit & Bear Studios and publisher 505 Games is a JRPG that's too exciting to overlook. It was directed and produced by Yoshitaka Murayama, the creator of Suikoden series, who sadly died in February. The game promises to be a spiritual successor to Murayama's beloved series.

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Return of the Co-Op

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for Februrary 2024

After a surprisingly quiet January, our release calendar was once again filled with quite a bit of co-op fodder this month. Our team's favourite was by far the democracy-simulator, Helldivers 2. Despite the initial server-issues, we just keep coming back to it time and time again. Also of note, quite a few titles like Sons Of The Forest, Smalland: Survive the Wilds, and Timemelters finally left their Early Access state behind, which is always nice to see. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Skull and Bones, on the other hand... well, although they also finally hit store shelves, it doesn't seem like the wait was really worth it. Always sad to see - especially for co-op titles.

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It's Quiet, Too Quiet!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for January 2024

January 2024 was a... strange month. We've counted only 20 co-op releases across all platforms. Yes, this time of year is usually a bit more on the lighter side with all publishers and developers preparing the big spring push. But still: This is the lowest amount of new titles we've seen in a January in a long time. Perhaps everyone was just too afraid to launch in the same month as Palworld? A bit less Pokémon with guns and more traditional open-world-survival-crafting as it turns out but still a very huge success with players.

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Happy New Year 2024!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for December 2023

Here it is: 2024. And with it, we're leaving behind 2023: a year that is already considered by many to be the best 365 days for gaming in at least a decade. Granted, not all expected blockbusters hit the mark. This was especially hard on us when the title featured a solid co-op option (Redfall anyone?). But there was way too much good, cooperative stuff released to keep us complaining for too long about these mishaps.

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Give your PlayStation 5 the stealth treatment with this affordable replacement cover.

Powerextra Pro PlayStation 5 Faceplate Review

Ask a dozen people, and 11 of them will tell you that the PlayStation 5 is not an attractive console. It's huge, awkward, and looks like a humidifier. One cool feature of the console's design, however, is the changeable cover. Replacing the shell in order to customize the console's appearance is surprisingly easy. One affordable re...

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Geoff Keighley is approaching!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for November 2023

November saw a mind-blowing 76 new releases across all platforms! It seems like every publisher once again wanted to make sure to hit that precious buying-window for Christmas. That doesn't make sense anymore considering most of the stuff is only available for download anyway. What if the only thing under the tree is a gift card for your favorite online store? But old habits die hard, as they say.

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