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The Ninja Warriors is one of many arcade ports that will come on the mini console.

Sega Announces 11 More Games for Mega Drive Mini 2, Plus a Flight Stick

Earlier this month, Sega announced the Mega Drive Mini 2 for the Japanese market. The new mini console will feature over 50 games, 20 of which will be Mega CD games. Excitement for this type of product largely depends on the included games, so Sega is announcing the Mega Drive 2 Mini's titles in batches. The latest batch of games includes the co-op classic The Ninja Warriors and several ports of arcade classics. Interestingly, an analog flight stick will be available for the Mega Drive Mini 2 as well.

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Grab the team and get wet while fighting off thousands of zombies in the swamp.

Classic Zombies Map 'Shi no Numa' Debuts in Call of Duty: Vanguard

For cooperatively-minded folks like us, Zombies mode is usually the highlight of any Call of Duty game. That certainly holds true for Call of Duty: Vanguard, which has the series' best Zombies mode in recent memory. Things got even better this week thanks to the deployment of "Shi No Numa," Vanguard's third Zombies map (and a returning favorite from past games). We spent a couple of hours in the deadly swamp-based map and had a bloody good time.

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Hop online and throw go-karts at evil clowns who totally deserve it.

Classic Brawler 'The Combatribes' Gets Online Co-op on iiRcade

Beat 'em ups have always been perfect games for co-op play. It all started with the 1987 arcade release of Double Dragon, a game that popularized co-op in a big way. Technos would go on to release The Combatribes, another quality beat 'em up that never made it quite as big as its forebear. Fast-forwarding to today, the iiRcade version of The Combatribes now supports 2-player online co-op! iiRcade is a home arcade platform for which users can buy individual games, a growing number of which feature online multiplayer.

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Direct traffic alone or with friends in this clever puzzle game.

Traffic Management Game 'Urban Flow' Now on Xbox

A while back, Baltoro Games announced that Urban Flow, the traffic management puzzle game, would be heading to multiple platforms after first launching on Switch. Time has passed, roads have been laid and rerouted, and the prediction has finally come to pass: Urban Flow has launched on Xbox. At last, up to four local Xbox players can work together to manage traffic lights, let cars through busy intersections, and avoid deadly collisions.

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Grab this gorgeous 2D shooter and start unlocking co-op mode!

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined Finally Shines on PlayStation and Switch

The Pocky & Rocky series has always enjoyed a cult classic status, with those in the know quietly celebrating each new game's release over the years. Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, which just launched today on PlayStation and Switch, seems to enjoy a fair bit more hype than usual. Perhaps Reshrined's colorful, hyper-detailed 2D artwork has something to do with it. The latest game in the top-down shooting series is quite a looker, and it also features an unlockable local co-op mode.

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Beat the drums with up to four players in the next Taiko game.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Bringing Co-op Drumming to Switch in September

Bandai Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin is a delightful music game series featuring optional drum controllers. The series always makes for a great time; we had a blast with Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master on Xbox. Drumming with friends is even more fun than going solo, of course, which makes the release date announcement for Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival all the more exciting. When Rhythm Festival arrives on Nintendo Switch in September, it will feature 4-player local co-op.

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Switch version of this globetrotting shooter coming in regular and Steelbook editions.

Strange Brigade Physical Editions Coming from Super Rare Games

Strange Brigade is a cooperative third-person shooter from Rebellion that doesn't get as much love as it should. Well, the Switch version of the game has at least earned a pair of upcoming physical editions from Super Rare Games. Collectors will be able to get either a standard physical edition or a fancy Steelbook. Considering that Strange Brigade has a fun, adventurous story and great 4-player online co-op, the only strange thing is how long it took these physical versions to come about.

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Here's your chance to get enhanced versions of Sonic's 16-bit platformers.

Sonic Origins Spins onto Consoles and PC

If your summer has been going a little too slow, we've got some good news for you. Sonic Origins, the collection of Sonic the Hedgehog 1-3, Sonic and Knuckles, and Sonic CD, is here. It's an exciting collection because its super-speedy 2D platformers have all been remade in a new engine that adds widescreen support and other enhancements. As always, Sonic 2 features 2-player local co-op, and Knuckles is even playable now.

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How to find every secret life and get the Master of Fate Achievement

Final Vendetta: Secret Lives Guide

Final Vendetta from Bitmap Bureau and Numskull Games isn't the easiest beat 'em up around. In our co-op review, my number one complaint is the punishing difficulty. The game offers no continues, challenging players to reach the end on a single credit. As it turns out, though, each stage contains a secret life that can make reaching the horrendous final boss a fair bit easier. We're here to help with directions and screenshots for all the hidden lives!

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We round-up the latest co-op releases and updates for iiRcade.

iiRcade Gets RetroMania Wrestling Update, Online Co-op for More Games, and Donut Dodo

Okay, so we've been neck-deep in TMNT: Shredder's Revenge for the past few weeks, causing us to miss a few of the latest iiRcade announcements. iiRcade, as all the cool kids know, is a home arcade platform for which users can buy individual games. Some of those games include RetroMania Wrestling, which just got a free update; the recently released Donut Dodo, a single-player game that plays just like a lost arcade classic; and several existing classics like Strikers 1945, The Ninja Kids, and FixEight that now support online co-op.

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Grab a friend and bust some heads in this nut-kickingly hard brawler.

Final Vendetta Co-Op Review

2022 is a banner year for beat ‘em ups, with GOTY contender Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, Dawn of the Monsters, Samurai Riot, and River City Girls Zero (Switch version) already out, and the incredible-looking River City Girls 2 on the way. Throwing their hat in the ring are Bitmap Bureau and Numskull games, who ha...

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Kick some shell with the Turtles and their friends in this long-awaited beat \'em up sequel.

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Co-op Review

Ever since the two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade beat ‘em ups from Konami, the heroes in a half-shell have epitomized co-op gaming. Sure, there have been solo titles (including an underappreciated Metroidvania entry from WayForward), but gamers clearly expect co-op from Turtles games. Some later-day cooperatives entries like Mutants in ...

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