The news from the Tokyo Game Show keeps rolling in, bringing with it some more good co-op news for PSP owners. Regular listeners of our podcast likely know by now that Mike and I have touted the virtues of Valkyria Chronicles, an action jRTS game released for the PS3 last year. The one downside to the game? No co-op. Well it seems that that particular problem will be fixed in the sequel. 1Up reported today from the show floor that the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles 2 will feature custom characters, multiplayer mode, and co-op. When asked about the new co-op mode, director Takeshi Ozawa had this to say:
The zombie genre co-op titles just keep on coming, folks. The latest news is about the latest in the highly celebrated Resident Evil series from Capcom, Resident Evil 5. The biggest change to the RE formula is co-op, and at TGS 08, the folks over at Joystiq had a chance to check out the co-op. The article is written in a very interesting co-op style, which it certainly appropriate given how tightly integrated the co-op experience is. Check out this choice quote:
We're not sure if the 4 player co-op mode is what makes this game extreme, but we do know we are extremely excited about this classic remake. If you played the game on the PSP or DS then you know this game is a great remix of Space Invaders with a splash of a game like Lumines. Pulsating visuals with a thumping beat make blasting pixelated aliens an absolute joy. Add in giant boss battles and that's Space Invaders Extreme.
I've always been a huge fan of Arkanoid. I'm sure you know the game, it's the one with the paddle at the bottom and the ball that bounces taking out blocks above. It's a classic game since the dawn of gaming and thanks to Taito it's getting an upgrade including 2 player co-op.
If you haven't heard, the Xbox 360 Dashboard is getting a complete overhaul this fall. Just announced last night during the Tokyo Game Show Keynote the new dashboard will be released world wide on November 19th.