Pokémon Sword and Shield Will Feature A New Co-Op Mode

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Last week, Nintendo held a special Pokémon Direct that was focused entirely on the two forthcoming games for the Switch: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Similar to past titles in the popular franchise, you'll be running around a fictional world with all sorts of wild creatures for you to capture, train, and use in battles. Those battles - whether against other players or the various Gym Leaders - have always been a big part of the Pokémon series, but they're about to get even bigger with a new co-op feature: Max Raid Battles.

Action RPG Killsquad Announced

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A new co-op, Action-RPG (or ARPG for short) is on the way. Killsquad, from the Barcelona-based Novarama, has been announced with an exciting trailer and a Steam Early Access release set for the fast approaching “Summer 2019”. While an exact date has not been pinned down at this time, the game will be making an appearance at E3 2019, meaning if the sole trailer isn’t enough to satisfy your ARPG needs there is likely to be more info trickling out as we near the already close Early Access release.The game sees players entering the “Shady World of Bounty Hunters and contracts in Novarama’s Sci-Fi Space Western.” The press release provided to Co-Optimus goes on to say that, “Killsquad revolves around quick session oriented missions, giving players an intense action based single and multiplayer experience. The procedurally generated levels and fast paced nature of the game invites repeat play-throughs while taking classic staples of the action RPG genre in a fresh direction.” There will also be four classes to play each with customizable skills and abilities as the player levels. If your interest STILL isn’t piqued, or even if it was, check out the trailer below.Will you be leaping into Early Access with Killsquad come summer 2019, or have you already made plans with vacations and other games? Let us know in the comments below!

World War Z: The Undead Sea Update Now Live

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This past week, Saber Interactive released the first major update for their co-op zombie shooter, World War Z. Entitled "The Undead Sea," this update adds a new Tokyo mission (which takes place on a ferry), private lobbies, FOV scaling, mid-match PVP load-out changes, and the ability to disable bots.This completely free update also excitingly adds a new special zombie called the Infector. If survivor characters get the Infector's saliva on them, they must clean it off or else they'll quickly turn into a zombie. If that wasn't scary enough, the Infector must be finished off with a melee killing blow, or it will reanimate at full health.As the summer goes on, Saber Interactive has a whole lot more planned for free updates. Upcoming features include a new six-skull difficulty setting, a Weekly Challenge mode, a wave-based survival mode, new weapons, the ability to earn cosmetics through gameplay achievements, an expanded progression system, and more. 

Travis Strikes Again Coming to PS4 and PC

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Travis Strikes Again Coming to PS4 and PC

Travis Strikes Again, the third entry into Suda 51’s violent, stylish series will be making its way to both the PlayStation 4 and PC in the (presumably) not too distant future. In a recent announcement, Suda revealed that the title would be coming to the two platforms, but no other information was provided as to the price point, release date, or whether the DLC on the Nintendo Switch will also be available on the other versions.When Travis Strikes Again was released on Nintendo Switch in early 2019 we reviewed it here at Co-Optimus, saying that “The newest entry into the No More Heroes series is over the top, full of hilariously weird dialogue, references other games and critiques game engines, calls out Deadpool (not by name, mind you), and it does all of this while deep down being a love letter to gaming as a whole.” You can check out my full review, here.Have you been waiting for Travis Touchdown to appear on your console of choice, or is your gaming preference the Xbox One and these added systems to little to reach you? Let us know in the comments below.

Our Weekend In Gaming: PRE3

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Our Weekend In Gaming: PRE3

E3 is right around the corner, so naturally, the Co-Opticrew is trying to gobble up as much time as possible with the games they know and love.  That elusive space-loot seems to be the main course for the weekend, but a few staff members seem to be taken with the prospect of digital deck building.Elsewhere, we'll be exploring forgotten continents, simulating game development, and dying repeatedly in a miniature universe.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Going to jump back into some Destiny 2."