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Traverse a deadly trail down a snow-covered mountain and light the fires before it's too late!

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Gets Free 'Trail of Treachery' Level on Xbox

While Fatshark recently released the amazing Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on PC, that game's predecessor, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 still has plenty of life left. Case in point: the free "Trail of Treachery" level that arrived on PC in November has now emerged on Xbox as well. The new level takes place in the snow and is quite cool indeed, but the game's 99.79 GB file size is becoming quite a challenge for the limited storage capacity of the Xbox Series consoles.

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GOG shoppers can team up with friends to battle alien cows.

Moo Lander Finally Lands on GOG, and the Cows Are Runnin'

It's always nice when a game dares to be different. That certainly applies to Moo Lander, a game about a UFO that crash lands on a planet inhabited by malevolent alien cows. Those cows are dangerous, and now they've spread from consoles and Steam to GOG, the popular PC storefront. Now kids who are too cool for Steam can get in on that UFO-versus-cow action without worrying about the dangers of DRM. Oh, and they'll be able to enjoy Moo Lander's 4-player co-op minigames, too.

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The River City gang and their new friends are headed to consoles and PC in less than two weeks!

River City Girls 2 Launches Worldwide on December 15

It's no secret that we're highly anticipating River City Girls 2, the sequel to WayForward's seminal beat 'em up RPG. The Japanese version arrived at the beginning of the month courtesy of publisher Arc System Works, but the release date of the North American and European versions has been up in the air. Thankfully, things have wrapped up nicely and WayForward has now announced December 15 as River City Girls 2's worldwide release date.

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Enjoy gorgeous art and exclusive development details from WayForward's hotly anticipated beat 'em up RPG!

River City Girls 2: Intro Animation Gallery and Behind the Scenes Info

River City Girls 2 is out now in Japan, but we're still waiting for the official worldwide release date. Something we always look forward to from WayForward games is their memorable introductions. We can already tell you that the animated River City Girls 2 intro does not disappoint. In fact, after watching the catchy opening, we spoke with Adam Tierney of WayForward about exactly how the animation was put together!

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We'll have to wait a little longer for one of the year's most anticipated beat 'em ups.

River City Girls 2 Arrives in Japan Dec. 1, North American Release Still Coming in 2022

If you asked about my two most anticipated co-op games of the year, I'd answer with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide and River City Girls 2. The PC version of Darktide launches this week, thankfully, but things are slightly more complicated for the Misako and Kyoko, the tough girls from River City. WayForward has confirmed that the Japanese and Asian versions of River City Girls 2 will launch on December 1, but the North American release is due later in 2022. That's cutting it close!

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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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Joe and Mac return for a colorful, cartoony, and cooperative platforming adventure!

'New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja' Will Battle Dinos on PlayStation and Switch Nov. 24

Released to arcades way back in 1991 before migrating to consoles, Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja is a classic 2D platformer starring two heroic cavemen who must rescue kidnapped damsels from evil cavemen and gigantic dinosaurs. 30 years later, Microids and Mr. Nutz Studio are unleashing an HD remake called New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja on all platforms. The PlayStation and Switch versions will launch digitally on November 24, followed by retail releases and digital Xbox and PC versions in December. Like the original, the remake will feature 2-player local co-op!

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Check out the tunes that power Joe and Mac's latest caveman-versus-dinosaurs adventure.

Microids Records Releases the New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Soundtrack

As the release of  New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja fast approaches, things are looking good in the music department. The game itself is a gorgeous HD remake of the classic co-op action-platformer in which a pair of heroic cavemen battle evil cavemen and dinosaurs. Microids, New Joe & Mac's publisher, has recently launched its own record label, Microids Records, with the New Joe & Mac soundtrack among the label's first albums. Other freshly-released soundtracks include Syberia 2, Syberia 3, Arkanoid Eternal Battle, Horse Tales, and a Flashback tribute album.

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Prepare to beat down hordes of animals, monsters, and more in 4-player co-op!

Frantic Beat 'em Up 'Jitsu Squad' Heads to PlayStation and Switch in December

In early 2021, Dutch studio Tanuki Creative successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign for a beat 'em up called Jitsu Squad. The game has been out on Steam for a while, receiving numerous updates, and now it's headed to consoles. PlayStation and Switch versions are due in December, and publisher ININ Games plans to release an Xbox version later on. That means "jitsu" for everyone!

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This amazing collection of over 100 Atari games spans the arcade and multiple consoles.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection Is Out Now, Complete with Classic Co-op Games

If there's one thing retro gamers love, it's a good compilation of classic games. As it so happens, Atari and Digital Eclipse have recently released exactly such a game with Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection for consoles and PC. This one collects a staggering array of titles from Atari consoles and arcades past, plus offers some new games to boot. It's a wild mix of games that, thankfully, includes more than a handful of local co-op games.

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Is Pid more mighty or delighty? Find out when the classic returns on Nintendo's console.

Beautiful Platformer 'Pid' Is Beaming Onto Switch on November 18

Long ago, the studio that developed the incredible Bionic Commando: Rearmed broke up. Some of the remaining staff formed Might & Delight, which would go on to release games like Book of Travels and the Shelter series. Might & Delight's first game, though, was an ultra-hard platformer called Pid. Ten years later, Pid is about to find a new life on Nintendo Switch. On November 18, a whole new generation will get to face the game's beauty, challenge, and 2-player local co-op.

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Vote for the new playable kaiju until the poll closes on November 15!

Dawn of the Monsters Will Get a New Kaiju and More DLC in 2023

Earlier this year, WayForward and 13AM Games unleashed Dawn of the Monsters, a kaiju-themed beat ‘em up, onto consoles and PC. The game features four gigantic playable monsters and/or robots who must save the world from an alien invasion. With over 30 stages of brawling and citywide destruction, Dawn of the Monsters already packs a big punch. But the game will get even bigger when the developers add a new playable monsters - and fans can vote on the new character!

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