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Ramping up!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for January 2023

January was a bit on the quiet side in terms of co-op titles - at least compared to other months. So in the end there were still more than enough titles released to keep everyone and their friends occupied. A couple of examples: Shoot'em up fans got Wings Of Bluestar as well as Raiden IV x MIKADO remixMonster Hunter Rise finally hit Microsoft and Sony consoles, retro gamers rejoiced upon the release of the Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection, the unique survival-platformer Rain World received a co-op DLC and strategy fans can now enjoy Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Xbox (both using a controller or connecting keyboard/mouse).

by Christoph Licht 0
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Happy New Year 2023!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for December 2022

It is done. 2022 is over and we wish you a happy new year. 2023 is special to us because Co-Optimus celebrates its 15th Anniversary. On January 28th 2008, the site finally went public. But that's a topic for a different news item. We're instead here to talk about December 2022, a month our very own arcade aficionado, , enjoyed very much thanks to releases like New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja, River City Girls 2, Jitsu Squad, and Bubble Bobble for Nintendo Switch. Otherwise, it was actually a rather quiet month with "only" around 42 new releases. So at least during the holidays we did have a bit of time to work on that dreaded backlog before the madness continues in the new year.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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Custom game options let players to select the same character, tweak the difficulty, and more!

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Gets Custom Games Feature and New Video Filters

When it comes to 2022's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games from Konami and Dotemu, it seems like the two titles are always trying to outdo each other. One game gets a trailer; the other game gets a trailer. TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection gets an update; TMNT: Shredder's Revenge gets an update. While today's Shredder's Revenge update isn't as earth-shattering as the one The Cowabunga Collection just got, it does add a cool Custom Game feature that will make Arcade mode a lot more fun, plus some video filters for people who want the game to look less pristine.

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4 games in the collection now have online co-op! We have screenshots and impressions of the update.

Another Game Gets Online Co-op in TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection Update

When Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection launched earlier this year, 6 out of the 13 included games featured online multiplayer. That number has now increased by one thanks to this week's huge update. The update adds 2-player online co-op to the Super Nintendo version of TMNT: Turtles in Time as well as numerous new options and enhancements to other parts of the collection. It's going to be a cowabunga-cool Christmas for Turtles fans!

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Now that RCG Zero and RCG2 are here, we look back at how the first game holds up

River City Girls Co-op Review

With the 16-bit classic, River City Girls Zero, having finally received a worldwide release this year and the freshly launched River City Girls 2 currently knocking gamers’ socks off, it’s time to take a fresh look at the original River City Girls from WayForward and Arc System Works. RCG1, as we’ll call it, combines elements of t...

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A New Challenger Approaches: Santa Claus

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for November 2022

63 releases across all platforms and 107 new additions to our database - that's the TL;DR for November. Yes, we want to finish writing this news post as quickly as possible in order to continue playing Warhammer 40.000: Darktide. How can you blame us? It's really good, and not just compared to the sea of other Warhammer games releasing each second on Steam (only a slight exaggeration). It also holds its own and is well worth a look.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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Learn the secrets of the stylish tag team beat 'em up!

Jitsu Squad Developer Interview

Jitsu Squad, one of the fastest and flashiest beat ‘em ups in recent memory, is headed to consoles in December. Among Jitsu Squad’s standout features are gorgeous 2D artwork, a catchy soundtrack, and 4-player local co-op. To learn more about the original PC game and upcoming console versions, we interviewed Dave Baljon and Sebastien Rom...

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Team up to move a mysterious crate down a snowy, rat-infested mountain.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 gets Free 'Trail of Treachery' Level on PC

It's only a few short weeks until the release of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, but its predecessor, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is still going strong. Fatshark just gave out the Steam version for free, and now the same version has received a new free level. "Trail of Treachery" is set on a snowy mountain. It's a fun and challenging new level that adds even more to an already great cooperative experience.

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Join online games with party codes, and PlayStation players can mix local and online players!

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Finally Supports Combo Co-op on PlayStation

When the highly anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge launched in June, it boasted an impressive array of local and online co-op features. The Xbox, Switch, and PC versions allowed local and online players to join the same game, a feature we call combo co-op. PlayStation, however, did not support this feature. That finally changes with the latest update, which enables combo co-op in PlayStation. What's more, all versions of Shredder's Revenge just got a party code system to facilitate cross-platform co-op!

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Fighting Vampires in the Wild West

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for October 2022

Hey, you! Yes, you over there! You need to stop that! Another month down the drain and we once again didn't have nearly enough time to play even a fraction of all those sweet new releases this month. So either stop publishing new stuff or stop time itself. Doesn't matter as long as the result is us having more chances to play games with our friends. All those survival horror games hitting the Steam Store don't play themselves after all and now we need to switch over to the Christmas events starting up in our favorite titles. So even less time to enjoy that barrage of new games still coming.

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This limited edition cabinet promises true arcade quality and 3 co-op classics!

Arcade1Up Opens Preorders for Killer Instinct PRO Series Arcade Cabinet (with Battletoads)

Arcade1Up has released numerous 3/4-scale arcade cabinets over the years, with my favorite being the Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder cabinet. Even the coolest cabinets like that one, however, only feature 17-inch monitors. That's what makes the announcement of the Killer Instinct PRO Series Arcade Cabinet so exciting. The Pro cabinet includes a 19-inch screen, SuzoHapp stick and buttons, and improved speakers. It will feature not just both Killer Instinct arcade games, but also the arcade, NES, and Genesis versions of Battletoads!

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Get a mini Sega arcade cabinet with 23 vertical-screen games!

Limited Run Opens Preorders for the Sega Astro City Mini V Arcade Cabinet

A few months ago, Sega launched the Astro City Mini V in Japan. The Astro City Mini V is a miniature arcade cabinet with a vertical screen, so it excels at playing vertically-scrolling shoot 'em ups. 23 games are included on the unit, including several co-op shmups like Raiden, Out Zone, Gunbird, and more. Classic gaming fans no longer have to import the Astro City Mini V from Japan, as Limited Run is now offering the unit and accessories for preorder!

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