Four Player Splitscreen Added to Road Redemption Campaign

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While you've been able to enjoy playing with friends in Darkseas' Road Redemption, a spiritual successor to Road Rash, for some time now, you can now finally enjoy some co-op throughout the entire campaign in four player splitscreen. That's right, you and your buddies can hop on your bikes and take to the road.Granted, huddling around a computer screen isn't exactly the ideal way to couch co-op something, but as senior programmer Stephen Glindmeyer points out, our modern 1080p screens are way better than those CRT TVs of the past. "When you get a bunch of friends together, it’s nice to be able to play a modern game without having to buy 4 copies and 4 gaming PC’s.  With modern 1080p monitors, each quadrant of a 4 player splitscreen actually has 7x as many pixels as the entire screen in Mario Kart 64 or Goldeneye!"At the moment, the co-op is local only but they're running a closed beta of online multiplayer/co-op, for those that may prefer to cooperate with their friends from afar.

Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad Now Available on Nintendo Switch

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Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad Now Available on Nintendo Switch

Thanks to a Nintendo eShop update last week, another classic co-op game has been made available on the Nintendo Switch. Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad was originally released by SNK in 1998 on the Neo-Geo, but fans can now experience it almost 20 years later on Nintendo's newest console. Technology be crazy, yo.ST: 2nd Squad has players pick from one of four available mercenaries and team up in two-player local co-op. In addition to running and gunning, players can drive vehicles and customize their playing experience with branching gameplay paths. The game received its first re-release for the Wii's Virtual Console in 2012, with iOS, Linux, and PC releases following in 2016. This latest release on the Nintendo Switch will set you back $7.99.

N++ Headed to Xbox One

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N++ Headed to Xbox One

Few things are as exciting as seeing games reach a new audience. This summer, the joy of an expanding audience will be a part of NPLUSPLUS life as it finds another new home on Xbox One. This version will join both the current PlayStation 4 and PC versions, meaning wherever people want to play, they can.The Ultimate Edition of NPLUSPLUS will feature all of the updates that have found their way to the PC version since the original 2015 launch. Unfortunately, the updates are not available on the PlayStation 4 yet, but are set to come soon. In an email to Eurogamer, Metanet’s Mare Shepard said “The Xbox One version is going to launch with all the new Ultimate stuff…” going on to elaborate, she said that this means “All the new levels, headbands, secrets and Hardcore game mode."Have you been enjoying NPLUSPLUS on PlayStation or PC, or have you been patiently waiting for Xbox One to join in the mix? Let us know in the comment section below.

[E3 2017] Bioware's Next Title is the Cooperative Anthem

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In what feels like the usual fashion these days, the new Bioware IP was teased at yesterday's EA press conference with the promise of more being shown at this afternoon's Microsoft event. In the midst of all that talk about teraflops and the Xbox One X, Anthem was given its time to shine and we're liking what we are seeing so far.While there are some similarities in the overall action RPG/loot shooter idea that one could draw between Anthem and Bungie's Destiny, the few minutes of gameplay that was shown also had some Mass Effect vibes to it in the way the combat plays out and the overall player mobility (players have jet packs and can boost run). Players will don exosuits - called Javelins - that come in a few different class types, each of which can be customized with abilities and gear of varying degrees of rarity. The "balanced" Ranger and "heavy-hitter" Colossus are specifically mentioned and shown off in the footage, but we also catch a glimpse of another exosuit that seems to be a little more "magical" (for lack of a better descriptor) towards the end. In combat, players appear to have three abilities that are mapped to the bumper buttons in addition to their guns.

[E3 2017] - Rebellion Announces Strange Brigade for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4

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[E3 2017] - Rebellion Announces Strange Brigade for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4

Rebellion, developers of the Sniper Elite series, have announced Strange Brigade. The game is a 1930s adventure for one to four players that promises to be full of "peril, intrigue, and good old derring-do." Sounds dapper.From the reveal video and description it sounds like a co-op version of Uncharted or Tombraider, where you'll be hunting treasure in ancient ruins from civilizations long gone. Players will have to survive traps, solve puzzles, and of course shoot creepy creatures. Perhaps the most interesting sounding bit out of the game, other than the unique setting, is the promise of "superhuman powers" available to characters. With four player co-op support, this could prove to be an experience we haven't seen yet with friends. Strange Brigade does not have a release date yet.