Max Returns in First Streets of Rage 4 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC Footage

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Most people will agree that one of the things about Streets of Rage 4 is that it did not have playable boss characters. You can play as a lot of fighters, especially if we count the classic versions, but not bosses. That will change when the premium 'Mr. X Nightmare' arrives in the near future, adding former bosses Max, Shiva, and Estel to the playable roster.The 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC will include the following:Former pro wrestler Max Thunder should be the standout character in this DLC. He first debuted in Streets of Rage 2 but not was not playable in Streets of Rage 3. Max popped up as a boss in Streets of Rage 4; he was under mind control from the Y Syndicate. Having been freed by the heroes in the main game, Max is now free to join his friends in the fight. As for Shiva, he's an Asian martial artist who has served as a boss in Streets of Rage 2-4. Estel is a cop lady who debuted as a recurring boss in Streets of Rage 4.

Demeo

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We've added Demeo for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!

Arcade1Up Announces Preorder Date for X-Men Home Arcade Cabinet

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Arcade1Up is a company that releases 3/4-scale arcade cabinets for home use. At E3 2021, the company promised a Turtles in Time cabinet for later this year. Today, Arcade1Up also announced a preorder date for a previously announced cabinet: Konami's X-Men. The 4-player arcade cabinet will also include two Avengers games, making it an exciting proposition for Marvel fans.Arcade1Up's X-Men arcade machine will be the 4-player version of the game rather than the deluxe 6-player version. Given that the last home release of Konami's X-Men, X-Men Arcade for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, supported 6 players, it is slightly disappointing that Arcade1Up chose to only adapt the 4-player version. However, the 6-player version was a very large arcade cabinet that used two monitors for its display, so it's somewhat understandable that Arcade1Up would opt for a more manageable 4-player size.The X-Men 4-Player Arcade Cabinet will include the following games:

WayForward Announces River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero

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During Limited Run Games' LRG3 2021 E3 event, WayForward Technologies announced both a prequel and a sequel to its stellar co-op beat 'em up, River City Girls. The aptly named River City Girls 2 will introduce 2-player online co-op, whereas River City Girls Zero is the English version of a classic Japanese game. Both titles will receive physical releases from Limited Run.The first River City Girls, released in 2019, is an original WayForward-developed spinoff of the classic River City Ransom/Kunio-kun series. Part 2 takes place shortly after the first game and will once again star Misako and Kyoko, the tough-as-nails girlfriends of Kunio and Riki, who will also be playable. WayForward promises "new moves, new enemies, new recruits, new environments, and the return of an old foe," in addition to humor and a stylish soundtrack.River City Girls 2 will feature 2-player local and online co-op. It's coming to Xbox Series S and X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and 5, Switch, and Steam in 2022.

'Evil Dead: The Game' Gameplay Revealed, Coming This Year

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While there have been several games based on the Evil Dead film series over the years, Evil Dead: The Game from Boss Team Games and Saber Interactive is the first to let players team up to fight Deadites cooperatively. At E3, we got our first look at the horror-themed gameplay of this upcoming title for Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC.Evil Dead: The Game is a multiplayer-focused action game that will allow four survivors to work together to seal the breach between worlds that has allowed demons to run rampant. Players will have to explore, loot, manage their fear, fight, and even drive as they battle the forces of evil. Gameplay takes place in classic environments like the cabin in the woods and will feature more than 25 weapons, including Ash's chainsaw and shotgun.In addition to co-op, Evil Dead: The Game will feature a competitive mode. One player will control the Kandarian Demon as it zooms around ominously, possessing Deadites, objects, and even survivors. The asynchronous nature of the PvP makes this game sound a lot like Dead by Daylight. Whether Evil Dead will feature a proper story mode remains to be seen.

Halo Infinite and free PvP Mode are Due in Holiday 2021

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Halo Infinite, the sequel to the slightly disappointing Halo 5, has seen a somewhat turbulent development period, with a lackluster reception to last year’s preview, a release date delay to 2021, and the departure of several key staff members. The Microsoft and Bethesda Games Showcase recently provided a welcome update on the game, which is now set to arrive in two parts this holiday season.The showcase didn't feature any gameplay footage of the campaign's new-and-improved graphics, disappointingly. It did feature a campaign cinematic, however, that provides a tantalizing tease of Halo Infinite's story. In the cinematic, we meet a new AI that will be assisting the Master Chief during his adventure. Halo 5 players will remember that series mainstay Cortana went crazy and turned evil in that game, so a replacement was probably in order. Boy, 343 did Cortana dirty.Microsoft and 343 Studios did at least share some exciting Halo: Infinite competitive multiplayer. The traditional multiplayer experience will be enlivened by the addition of grappling hooks; players can even grapple onto moving vehicles to steal them. Vehicles are also more destructible now, with damage affecting steering and performance. Hopefully, that mechanic will make its way into the campaign as well.