If you're a big fan of the pink puff and his buddies, then good news! The second free content update drops today for Kirby Star Allies and it adds three new characters to the "Dream Friends" roster: Daroach, Dark Meta Knight, and Adeleine & Ribbon (two characters that are controlled as one).Unlike the regular enemies in the game that are befriended by giving them a "Friendship Heart," the "Dream Friends" can only be recruited in the special "Dream Palaces" (in the Story mode, at least), where you spin the big roulette wheel to randomly get one of them. Once they become Kirby's friend, though, they can then be controlled by one of YOUR friends using another controller or Joy-Con. These new characters join up with Marx, Gooey, and Rick & Kine & Coo that were released back in March, and Bandana Waddle Dee, King Dedede, and Meta Knight that were available at launch. The Dream Friends can also be used in the other two co-op game modes, Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and The Ultimate Choice.The second free update for #KirbyStarAllies is coming 7/27, including new Dream Friends Daroach, Dark Meta Knight, and Adeleine & Ribbon! pic.twitter.com/H07gLcqif7
The oppressive heat of summer will be lifting soon, but that doesn't mean you have to give up being miserable! That's right, all you lucky Nintendo Switch owners can keep an overwhelming feeling of distress flowing well into fall thanks to the latest version of Salt and Sanctuary, a Souls-like from Ska Studios.Not only that, gamers can also extend said suffering to a close friend via the game's two player local co-op. Oh, happy day! Unfortunately, you will have to wait until August 2nd for the game to be released on the Switch's eShop, so consider watching the release trailer below as a means of sustaining yourself until then.I'm only mildly kidding, of course. As far as games inspired by From Software's ubiquitous Souls series go, this one is quite solid. In fact, you can read as much in our review of the PC version, which was released back in 2016. Salt and Sanctuary distills the experience down into a 2D environment, but manages to maintain that same deliberate, punishing gameplay we've come to know and love (or hate).
The latest title to use the Warhammer 40,000 license, Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War, dropped onto the PC a couple weeks ago, and this past Monday, Nick and Jason teamed up to see what it has to offer within the 4x genre.The underlying premise to this particular iteration of a Warhammer 40,000 game is that the Space Marines, Orks, Astra Militarum (i.e., regular humans), and the Necrons (the undead of the future!) are all waging war on the planet Gladius in order to lay claim recently unearthed relics/tech. There's an initial tutorial that walks you through the basics (i.e., starting your first city, claiming tiles in order to expand, building on those tiles, managing resources, researching tech, etc). This is a slower paced game than a traditional RTS as it takes a few turns to first claim a tile next to your base, then a few more turns to build a structure, and then a few more to produce a unit. So, don't be surprised if you don't have a new unit until your 20th turn.
Polish your shears and rev up those watering cans, cause Stardew Valley's four player online co-op mode is getting an official PC release on August 1st! No longer must you cultivate barren fields into bountiful gardens all by your lonesome. In just one week, you can rope up to three unsuspecting online friends into helping you accomplish said cultivation.Exact console release dates are still unknown, but they're listed as "coming soon". In the meantime, those without a home computer will just have to gawk at the PC community as they enjoy these so-called "social activities". Alternatively, they can set the below trailer on repeat and mash on an unconnected controller to pretend they're actually playing, "younger sibling in the 90s" style.
Drinkbox Studios is almost ready for everyone to enjoy their action-platformer/"Metroidvania" title, Guacamelee! 2. This sequel (and the developer) promises a whole lot more of everything. A bigger world to explore, more moves to unlock/refine/use, and more secrets to uncover. There's even an entire secret "Pollovania" area, for all you chicken lovers out there.Following the initial announcement last year during Paris Games Week, things went pretty quiet other than the reveal that the game would be making its way onto PC via Steam this past March. Then, earlier this week, Drinkbox Studios posted the happy news that Guacamelee! 2 will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 and PC in just a few weeks' time on August 21, 2018. That means this time next month, you and up to three of your friends can sit down on the couch (or huddle around a computer screen) and deploy all your best wrestling moves against a cavalcade of monsters and skeletons!Guacamelee! 2 will be available on August 21, 2018 on PC and PlayStation 4. Four player drop-in/drop-out couch co-op is supported throughout the story campaign.
Moods must be too high around the office, because a couple members of the Co-Opticrew are dipping into the the latest and greatest in Futuristic Misery Simulators. Part of me hopes that they'll return with tales of honor and glory, but realistically, I know their stories will mostly revolve around dying messily on a forgotten planet for the glory of the Emperor. We should all be so lucky.Elsewhere, our weekend plans involve classic MMOs, not-so classic JRPGs, and perverse, twisted takes on classic fantasy novels. Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Fortnite of course. Earthfall. And checking out Warhammer 40K: Gladius something or other."