Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with 4-player-local-co-op A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with 4-player-local-co-op http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Super Mario Party Features A New Co-Op ModeJason Love

Up to four local players can play this mode together using four Joy-Cons to paddle the raft down the river while avoiding obstacles and trying to steer towards the balloons that initiate a minigame. By completing those minigames, you add more time to the clock so you can progress even farther down the river. It looks like a neat addition to the series and a fun way to play the game with friends without competing.

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Happy Dungeons Will Be Shutting Down Next JuneEnoch Starnes

To add insult to injury, the whole situation arrived under the shadow of an erroneous in-game announcement.  After some sort of mistake caused players to see a notification discussing the upcoming shutdown, Toylogic quickly redacted the message and has now posted the following statement:

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15793/happy-dungeons-will-be-shutting-down-next-june.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15793/happy-dungeons-will-be-shutting-down-next-june.html Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle Available Today on ConsolesJason Love

Similar to the Disney Afternoon Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collections, the Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle not only includes seven games, but galleries of artwork, designer development documents, character sketches, and more for each title. You can also adjust the difficulty settings, number of starting lives/continues, and whether more lives/continues can be earned.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15792/capcom-beat-em-up-bundle-available-today-on-consoles.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15792/capcom-beat-em-up-bundle-available-today-on-consoles.html Gameplay Video for Spelunky 2 Shows Off A Little Co-OpJason Love

One of the first new features fans of the first game may notice is the liquid physics that result in a bunch of lava getting dropped on poor Ana's head. Those physics mean that if you cause any kind of liquid to leave its confines, it will follow a path until it finds a new receptacle or reaches the bottom of the level, which could make things even harder for you. The other new feature that we see amidst the reveal of online co-op (!) is the concept of layered levels. Basically, in every level, there will be a door (either hidden or in plain sight) that will take you to a new layer with a different layout than the previous one. In the video (right around the 0:40), this is shown as players first being in a kind of underground looking place, and then in a more jungle environment. I'm sure there are other little things that Spelunky enthusiasts will glom onto in all of this, but I'm just excited to be able to team up with friends online now!

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15767/gameplay-video-for-spelunky-2-shows-off-a-little-co-op.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15767/gameplay-video-for-spelunky-2-shows-off-a-little-co-op.html Overcooked! 2 Now Has A New Game+ ModeEnoch Starnes

We're pretty big fans of both Overcooked games here at Co-Optimus, as evidenced in our recent review.  As such, we're pretty pleased with the opportunity to dive back into some cooperative cooking adventures.  Plus, that very same update adds a few extra goodies for completing the game as well as some minor changes to help streamline the whole experience.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15760/overcooked-2-now-has-a-new-game-mode.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15760/overcooked-2-now-has-a-new-game-mode.html Overcooked! 2 Co-Op ReviewPaul Acevedo

The original Overcooked! was a surprisingly great co-op cooking game, allowing 2-4 local players to team up and bake lots of dishes in a desperate attempt to save the world. Now Ghost Town Games and Team17 have whipped up Overcooked! 2, which adds both online co-op and competitive play to the recipe. As you might expect, the result is a devastating...

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/review/2181/overcooked-2-co-op-review.html https://www.co-optimus.com/review/2181/overcooked-2-co-op-review.html Overcooked! 2 Stream Recap and ImpressionsJason Love

I was a big fan of the first Overcooked! For me, it was the co-op game of the year in 2016 and the only thing I could see it needing to make it even better was online co-op. Sure enough, the sequel includes that feature and also allows for combo co-op, so you can continue you yelling at friends on the couch while also yelling at ones that are further away. In addition to that, Overcooked! 2 also introduces the ability to throw ingredients to other players (no cooked ingredients, cookware, or plates, though). This allows for even more chaotic cooperation as you'll be hucking things back and forth between two moving rafts or balloon platforms, or just to laugh at a cucumber hitting your friend in the back of their head. Oh, there's also an emote wheel now, too, which I'm sure you or your friends won't abuse...

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15736/overcooked-2-stream-recap-and-impressions.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15736/overcooked-2-stream-recap-and-impressions.html Aces Of The Luftwaffe - Squadron Soars To Full Release on PC, PS4, and Xbox OneMatthew Squaire

While the first Aces of Luftwaffe app featured no co-op, this sequel adds all of the co-op we here at Co-Optimus are fond of, including up to full 4-player couch co-op support. The name “Squadron” at the end of the title also lets you know this one is intended to bond buddies as they bust baddies, be it in biplanes or bombers. If you want the full release trailer you can check it out below!

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15725/aces-of-the-luftwaffe-squadron-soars-to-full-release-on-pc-ps4-and-xbox-one.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15725/aces-of-the-luftwaffe-squadron-soars-to-full-release-on-pc-ps4-and-xbox-one.html Watch Some New Overcooked 2 Videos Ahead Of Its August ReleaseEnoch Starnes

The first of these is by far the briefer and shows just a few snippets of Overcooked 2's new stages, recipes, and chaos.  It also details the "Too Many Cooks" pre-order bonus, which features 5 extra chefs for you to lead around in a frenzied attempt at cooking.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15722/watch-some-new-overcooked-2-videos-ahead-of-its-august-release.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15722/watch-some-new-overcooked-2-videos-ahead-of-its-august-release.html Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 Both Delisted From Digital PlatformsJason Love

Licensing within the realm of video games is often a complicated and costly thing, particularly for something as massive as Marvel. It's no surprise that without any new or in-development projects in the works that would make use of such a thing, Activision would choose to let the license lapse rather than re-up, particularly if neither of the Ultimate Alliance games were pulling in a lot of money for the publisher.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15720/marvel-ultimate-alliance-1-and-2-both-delisted-from-digital-platforms.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15720/marvel-ultimate-alliance-1-and-2-both-delisted-from-digital-platforms.html Make New Friends in Kirby Star Allies Today With Second Free UpdateJason Love

Unlike the regular enemies in the game that are befriended by giving them a "Friendship Heart," the "Dream Friends" can only be recruited in the special "Dream Palaces" (in the Story mode, at least), where you spin the big roulette wheel to randomly get one of them. Once they become Kirby's friend, though, they can then be controlled by one of YOUR friends using another controller or Joy-Con. These new characters join up with Marx, Gooey, and Rick & Kine & Coo that were released back in March, and Bandana Waddle Dee, King Dedede, and Meta Knight that were available at launch. The Dream Friends can also be used in the other two co-op game modes, Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and The Ultimate Choice.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15704/make-new-friends-in-kirby-star-allies-today-with-second-free-update.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15704/make-new-friends-in-kirby-star-allies-today-with-second-free-update.html Guacamelee! 2 Power Bombing Onto PC and PS4 Next MonthJason Love

Following the initial announcement last year during Paris Games Week, things went pretty quiet other than the reveal that the game would be making its way onto PC via Steam this past March. Then, earlier this week, Drinkbox Studios posted the happy news that Guacamelee! 2 will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 and PC in just a few weeks' time on August 21, 2018. That means this time next month, you and up to three of your friends can sit down on the couch (or huddle around a computer screen) and deploy all your best wrestling moves against a cavalcade of monsters and skeletons!

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15715/guacamelee-2-power-bombing-onto-pc-and-ps4-next-month.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15715/guacamelee-2-power-bombing-onto-pc-and-ps4-next-month.html Endure the Summer Heat With Friends With July's Games With GoldJason Love

For me, the star player in that line-up is Assault Android Cactus. In the realm of twin-stick shooters, it is absolutely a stand-out title. It is friendly enough that players of all familiarity levels can hop in and have fun, but there is such an intriguing depth. Seriously, look up some competitive/high score play to see just how crazy it can get. So if you like twin-stick shooters and want a great couch co-op game, definitely pick up Assault Android Cactus.

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