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Experience China's Three Kingdoms as a River City beat 'em up!

River City Saga: Three Kingdoms Arrives with Online Co-op

While beat 'em up fans continue to wait patiently for WayForward's River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero, those aren't the only games in town. Straight from Arc System Works themselves, River City Saga: Three Kingdoms has just landed on PlayStation, Switch, and Steam. This installment transplants the River City/Kunio-kun cast to China's Three Kingdoms period. Both a 2-player story mode and a 4-player arcade mode are included, each supporting local and online co-op. Oh, and the "River City Girls" are in it too!

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Enjoy the co-op zombies shooting while you can!

Call of Duty: Warzone's Zombies Mode is Free This Week, Season Four Coming July 26

Call of Duty: Vanguard 's campaign mode might not have set the world on fire, but the multiplayer modes are still going strong. Players who haven't jumped in yet now have a great chance to do so, as both the cooperative Zombies and competitive Multiplayer modes are free to download and play from July 20-26. What's more, July 26 will see the "Mercenaries of Fortune" update arrive (though without a new Zombies map).

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Regular parties won't do. Ultra mega xtra all the way!

Ultra Mega Xtra Party Challenge to Start the Party on Switch This October

The Nintendo Switch is home to numerous party games such as WarioWare: Get It Together! and Mario Party Superstars. Soon, Break First Games and Just For Games will throw their hats into the ring as well. Ultra Mega Xtra Party Challenge is a party game featuring 100 minigames, a story mode, and both local co-op and competitive gameplay.

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Form a party and start crawling through dungeons together!

Dungeons of Sundaria Now on Steam Early Access and PlayStation

Split-screen co-op isn't the most common feature among PC games. Even less common are games that offer both split-screen and online multiplayer. Hence, Dungeons of Sundaria from Industry Games already stands out from the crowd. A 3D action RPG/dungeon crawler featuring 4-player local and online co-op and highly customizable characters, Dungeons of Sundaria is out on Steam Early Access and PlayStation 4 and 5.

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Prepare to have a smooth time in this upcoming co-op platformer.

Smoothcade, a Bubble Bobble-style Platformer, Announced for Consoles and PC

Single-screen platformers like Bubble Bobble and Snow Bros. aren't very common nowadays. 2Awesome Studio aims to fix that with their upcoming game, Smoothcade. The colorful "clear the screen" platformer will support 4-player local co-op in multiple game modes, and it's coming to all major platforms sometime this year.

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Get ready to loot with a friend!

Fast-paced Roguelike 'LootLite' Heading to Consoles on July 28

Roguelike is a sub-genre exemplified by randomized level layouts and items, steep difficulty, and the ability for players to grow stronger through subsequent playthroughs. Console gamers will soon have a new, affordable Roguelike option to enjoy when LootLite from JanduSoft comes to Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. Featuring lots of playable classes,...

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Form your own WB dream team and pummel computer players together.

MultiVersus Now Available in Early Access, Goes Free to Play on July 26

There once was a movie called Space Jam: A New Legacy that combined numerous Warner Bros. characters and properties. It's a very bad movie that should be avoided at all costs! However, the idea of mixing WB properties together clearly has some appeal, hence the new Smash Bros.-style fighting game, MultiVersus. Players who buy any premium edition of MultiVersus can play it right now, but the game will officially launch in free to play form on July 26.

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This stylish sequel to Yar's Revenge is almost here.

Atari Announces Yars: Recharged for August, Sequel to Yar's Revenge

Yar's Revenge is a Atari 2600 shoot 'em up that released in 1982 and is still fondly remembered by gamers of the era. During the Xbox 360 days, Atari released a 3D rail shooter which added co-op but reimagined the insect protagonists as human-like characters. 40 years after the first Yar's Revenge (!!!), the series is due for a comeback with Yars Recharged on modern consoles and PC. This one hews closely to the original, with playable space flies, 2D shooting, and the welcome addition of local co-op.

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Transform into dragons and shoot down mobs of memorable monsters!

Dragon Saber, Co-op Sequel to Dragon Spirit, Now on PlayStation and Switch

Japanese publisher Hamster is slowly but surely releasing a vast library of classic arcade games on modern consoles via the Arcade Archives label. The latest Arcade Archives release is Dragon Saber: After Story of Dragon Spirit. A vertically scrolling shoot 'em up that rarely gets ported to consoles, Dragon Saber lets two players become flying dragons to save a fantasy kingdom from monsters.

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At last, anybody can beat and enjoy this famously tough but fun brawler.

Final Vendetta Gets Casual Difficulty and Stage Select on All Platforms

Final Vendetta from Bitmap Bureau is a game that keeps on giving. The retro-style beat 'em up impressed us at launch with its gorgeous Neo Geo-style graphics, catchy soundtrack, and fun gameplay. However, the difficulty was quite frustrating, which reflected in our co-op review score. When we interviewed developer Mike Tucker, he promised that balancing updates would be coming. The console versions of the game have finally been updated, and we've got the details and screenshots to prove it.

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Use this code to jump right into co-op without playing through single-player first.

How to Instantly Unlock Free Mode and Co-op In Pocky & Rocky Reshrined

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is a beautiful top-down shooter from Natsume and ININ Games. The latest in a long-running series that started with Kiki Kaikai, Reshrined offers five playable characters, a fresh story mode, and 2-player local co-op. Players can't just jump into the cooperative Free Mode, however. It normally has to be unlocked by completing Story Mode solo, which could take hours. Thankfully, we've got a code to unlock co-op right away!

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We review all 18 co-op titles and numerous features of this arcade games collection.

Capcom Arcade Stadium Co-op Review

Now that Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is here, it’s time for us to finally review the first game. Capcom Arcade Stadium is a collection of 32 classic arcade games that were originally released from 1984-2001. The various titles can be purchased as a full collection or piecemeal, with the base software and 1943, a co-op shoot ‘em up, availa...

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