Streets of Rage 4 Will Head to Consoles, Introduces New Character

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At this year's Gamescom, Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games, and Dotemu showed off some new footage of the forthcoming Streets of Rage 4, including a look at a new character, Cherry Hunter. The trailer also included a little bonus at the very end: the newest entry in the Streets of Rage franchise will be released on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.Streets of Rage 4 coming to every modern gaming platform seemed like an inevitable thing to happen. I mean, in 2019, how could you release a new entry in a classic series on just one or two consoles? That's leaving money on the table! (pretty sure business people still say that.)Anyways, platform reveals aside, the more important thing to discuss here is the reveal of a new playable character. Cherry Hunter is the daughter of Adam Hunter from the original Streets of Rage. Rather than be a cop like her dad, Cherry opted to get into the music scene and rock out. Here's her official character description from Dotemu:

Spelunky 2 Delayed

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Spelunky 2 Delayed

The upcoming Spelunky 2, which was set to release later in 2019, has been delayed. According to the game’s developer, Derek Yu, the sequel to 2008’s Spelunky is requiring more time as “the density and detail of the game is demanding more time.” This may come as a shock to some, considering how simple Spelunky seems on the surface, but due to the few details that have come from Yu up to this point there is no way to know what components of the sequel will be getting the extra time.Spelunky 2 has been confirmed for PlayStation 4 and PC for an initial release and may see other consoles at a later date as the original Spelunky came to PC, Xbox, Vita, and then the PlayStation 4, in that order, across 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014, respectively. If you have not checked out the original Spelunky, you can read our review here where we said that “overall, Spelunky is a charming, fun, and addictive platformer with tons of replay value.“ Yu’s tweet that announced the delay can be found below.Hey, Spelunky fans! Unfortunately, I don't think we're going to get to release Spelunky 2 this year. Development is still going well and we're not far off target, but the density and detail of the game is demanding more time. Thank you for your patience. pic.twitter.com/BJvsHUWAY0

Marvel's Avengers Has A Nice, Healthy Chunk Of Gameplay Footage Out

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If you're coming to this fine cooperative gaming website, you're probably into gameplay videos of unreleased titles.  That's all well and good, but are you still into it if said videos are nearing the runtime of a Seinfeld episode?  If so, I have some fantastic news for you.Marvel's Avengers, the cooperative action game teased in 2017 and revealed earlier this year, has a nineteen-minute chunk of footage from its tutorial level available for your viewing pleasure.  Luckily, the action swaps from one superpowered crime fighter to another, so you don't have to watch ol' Cap blitz dudes in the face with his shield the entire time (that said, I can think of worse ways to spend nineteen minutes).  If you think you're ready for it, put on a pot of coffee and dig into the A-Day footage.Thus far, Crystal Dynamics' title looks like a dream to play, but I still can't get over the dollar store recreations of everyone's favorite heroes.  I keep expecting Thor to turn toward the camera, mid-hammer throw, and start singing "Achy Breaky Heart".  Regardless, I'd never turn down a chance to play as the Hulk and toss baddies all the way to the moon, so I'll figure out some way to cope.

Destiny 2's Steam Linking on PC is Live Today, Cross Save Tomorrow

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Destiny 2's Steam Linking on PC is Live Today, Cross Save Tomorrow

Earlier this summer, with the reveal of the next Destiny 2 expansion, Shadowkeep, Bungie announced that their first-person shooter/action-RPG would be getting Cross Save support across all platforms (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One). This functionality would allow players to use the same characters, same gear, and same progress across multiple platforms with just a few exceptions. In last week's "This Week at Bungie" post, the developer released some more details on what all this entails, and that it'll go live tomorrow, August 21.

SEGA Genesis Mini Slated for Sept 19 Release

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Keeping up with all of the mini consoles on the market, SEGA has announced their SEGA Genesis Mini will become available on September 19, 2019. The teeny console comes packed with 40 games (and two “bonus” titles), all of the required cables, and 2 controllers so you and a friend can throw back to your playtimes of ol’ with Contra: Hard Corps, Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, Toejam and Earl, and so many more.Check out the trailer below for snippets from your favorite SEGA Genesis titles as they fly by, but keep in mind that the console will feature 2 “bonus” titles, Tetris and Darius. This brings the overall number of games to 42. You can check out the full list of games here and preorder the Genesis for the price of $79.99. For context, Sony’s Playstation Classic (original retail $100.00)  featured 20 games with Nintendo’s SNES Classic Edition from 2017 (retail $79.99) including 21 games and the NES Classic ($59.99) including 30 titles, meaning that this is the most games we have seen in a mini console to date.Did a specific game in the trailer grab your attention, or have you had your fill of smaller versions of classic consoles? Let us know in the comments below.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Winds of Magic Gameplay Trailer

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As if Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - a game about killing hordes of evil with medieval weapons - needed any more reason to be awesome, the game has received its first true expansion pack via the Winds of Magic, which adds weapons, maps, enemies, and a game mode. The expansion, which requires the base game to play, is available now on PC for $19.99. However, if you have a friend - and we here at Co-Optimus do enjoy games more with friends - who purchased the content they can invite you into their game even if you haven’t bought it yet.If you have Warhammer: Vermintide 2 on consoles, there will likely be a console version coming, with the developer’s website FAQ stating that “As a team, our focus is always on setting very high standards for quality on all of our games. We want to make sure the console version of Winds of Magic reaches the very same standard as the PC version - for ourselves, but most importantly for our players.” No matter which way you want to play this new content, check out the truly exciting trailer below before suiting up to slay.Will you be playing on PC, or does your monster killing take place on either the Playstation 4 or Xbox One, meaning you have to wait to kill the hordes of baddies? Let us know in the comments below!

No Man’s Sky “Beyond” Update Now Available

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No Man’s Sky, the game that has walked the path from criticism to redemption, remains vigilant to shift and shape itself to add features that have been teased or promised since it launched three years ago. The Beyond update arrived on Wednesday and brought with it three main pillars of features: better and true Online multiplayer, Virtual Reality support, and just better everything in the form of the not fully disclosed “2.0”.The long list of items added to the game can be found in the devblog here, but here are the co-op specific improvements:While this may seem short, all of the new systems mentioned in the devblog such as farming and animal raising are co-op enabled as well, meaning whatever travels you are on can now happen with more friends.

If You Missed It: Iceborne Expansion Won't Arrive on PC Until 2020

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If You Missed It: Iceborne Expansion Won't Arrive on PC Until 2020

There's been a lot of good words floating around out there about the forthcoming "Iceborne" expansion for Monster Hunter: World. The quality-of-live improvements, in particular, have been appreciated, but there's a lot of content there, too. There's also been a few bad words floating around: delayed release on PC. It wasn't clear how long PC players would have to wait, but Capcom cleared that up: January 2020.The silver lining here is that the delay isn't as long as the initial six-month differential between the console and PC releases for the base game. If you're interested in making the switch to the PC version, too, then this four month gap should give you time to play through the campaign and do some post-campaign hunts with a new character so you can be ready when Iceborn does finally arrive.Get ready, hunters! Monster Hunter World: #Iceborne arrives September 6 on PS4 and Xbox One! Steam version coming January 2020. pic.twitter.com/KGMiRcB1AI

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends Coming to Switch Next Year

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Here's a surprise: a Bubble Bobble sequel will arrive soon. Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is coming to the Nintendo Switch and will support four player couch co-op. The original is, apparently, hugely popular in Europe so if you live there, you'll be getting the game first on November 19, 2019. Fans in the U.S. will need to wait until sometime "first quarter 2020" to play.Honestly, the fact that the original title is so popular in Europe was almost equally as surprising, to me, as the fact that a sequel has been in development and is coming out soon. We checked with Sam, our resident European, and he confirmed that yes, he is fond of Bubble Bobble, so we'll just say that he speaks for everyone and that information checks out. There's not a whole lot of other information for the game right now outside of the release dates and that it ups the couch co-op player count from two to four. Enjoy the announce trailer!Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is a Nintendo Switch exclusive.