Tagged: co-op

Fragile Alliance in Kane & Lynch

The already fragile alliance in Kane & Lynch: Dead Men will get even more delicate in the online multiplayer mode called “Fragile Alliance.” The mode will have up to eight players team up against police in a series of heist scenarios, however, it will be up to the player to either work as a team or back-stab their team mates and work for themselves at any moment. The objective is to steal the loot and make it to the getaway point; the winner is the player who escapes with the most loot.

“We wanted to make a multiplayer experience using the theme, dynamics and atmosphere of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men” said Kim Krogh, Lead Game Designer, IO Interactive. “Fragile Alliance is a new way to use co-op in multiplayer. Play it like a soldier and you’ll lose, play it like a criminal and you’ll win”.

The game will hit stores on November 20 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It will be released throughout Europe on November 23.

Halo 3 to Feature 4-player Co-op

Yes, it has been confirmed: Halo 3 will include not two, not three, but four-player co-op. In this post on Bungie’s site, the company confirms the inclusion of co-op and details the challenges in making it happen. The mode will be available for up to four players via Xbox Live, as well as System Link with two players on each console.

Apparently, the mode seems to be quite complete as they have been playing it for “quite some time” and having some of their “greatest ever” experiences. Here’s a bit on the gameplay that will be found in co-op mode:

Acting as a team is a fantastic new twist to the Campaign gameplay – something that works as well on foot, in close confines as it does on the battlefield, with large scale vehicle mayhem. Scared of Jackal snipers? Send out a scout to see what dangers lie ahead. Terrified of an open field? Flank your enemies and swipe their rides. The combinations and scenarios are endless – and you’ll be able to enjoy them time and time again in Saved Films of your co-op exploits.

Like every other aspect of Halo 3, this mode is chosen from a Lobby. Simply select Campaign, choose your network (Xbox Live or System Link) and invite your friends to join you, or they can simply join your session once it’s set up and in a lobby (but they cannot join a game once it’s in-progress). They will pop into your lobby instantly, and when you have all the players you need (anywhere from one to four) you can begin the game from the beginning – or from any of your saved checkpoints.

Split-screen co-op is as ever, limited to two players per screen – but they can if they wish join two other friends online or via System Link.

Thankfully, they have decided to add new characters instead of having four Master Chiefs running about. Player one will control Chief himself, with player two joining in as Arbiter. The other two players will don the role of brand new Elite characters, whose biographies have been posted on the site. Interestingly, all characters will have identical abilities, with only their appearance and weapon starts being different.

They’ve also released a nice group screenshots, showing off the four characters posing together. Enjoy:

Halo 3 Co-op

Army of Two Gets Release Date

EA today announced that its co-operative action game Army of Two will hit stores November 15 in North America and Europe for PS3 and Xbox 360.

ARMY OF TWO will captivate gamers with a politically charged storyline, centering on the impact and ethical issues of Private Military Corporations. EA Montreal has also enlisted world renowned composer, Trevor Morris, to bring all aspects of the storyline and epic two-man gameplay to life through a powerful soundtrack. Morris has worked on numerous Hollywood blockbuster titles including Black Hawk Down, Bad Boys II, The Last Samurai and Pirates of the Caribbean 1 and 2.

Developed by EA Montreal, the game will feature gameplay focusing on two-man missions, two-man strategies, two-man tactics and a two-man advantage. The game will feature both offline and online multiplayer co-op, though online is most preferred if you want to get the most out of the game.

Army of Two Screenshots

Some new screenshots for Army of Two have been released, including one showing the co-operative nature of the title.

Never go into battle alone! EA’s new next-gen boutique development studio is changing the face of how people will play games. Delivering a groundbreaking strategic 3rd person co-op shooter unparalleled in the action genre, EA Montreal’s ARMY OF TWO™ focuses on gameplay centered around TWO man missions, TWO man strategies, TWO man tactics and a TWO man advantage

Today, the United States is awarding an unprecedented number of contracts to Private Military Corporations (PMC) in an effort to maintain its presence worldwide. Since the Vietnam War, this number has increase ten fold and is only rising. As the clear cut flow of the chain of command blurs and the military responsibilities of a nation slipping out of its own control, it is getting hard to tell who really holds the power.

As ex-Army Rangers now turned contractors for a PMC, ARMY OF TWO challenges you to fight along side your team-mate on missions developing and using the combined skills necessary to become the deadliest TWO man military outfit. Whether with a live player or ARMY OF TWO’s unique partner AI, ARMY OF TWO delivers a revolutionary new way to play an action shooter.

From TWO man sniping to parachuting, players will experience action-packed scenarios where they will have to use their wit, strength and an arsenal of shared customizable weapons to successfully defeat their enemies and complete the mission at hand.

On or offline, players can seamlessly transition from AI to a live partner as they fight their way through war, turmoil and a conspiracy so vast it threatens the entire world. When one man is not enough, it’s going to take an army of two to save us.

And now, the screenshots:

Castle Crashers Unveiled

Known best for its success on old-school 2D shooter Alien Hominid, The Behemoth has announced its next game: Castle Crashers, a 2D cooperative beat-’em-up game with gameplay similar to classics such as Streets of Rage and Double Dragon. Set in a medieval world, the game will be available on Xbox Live Arcade sometime next year and will offer co-operative play between 4 gamers.

Further details, including screenshots and videos, can be found on the game’s official website.

Army of Two Announced

Tired of being the lone soldier? EA has heard your prayers and has announced “Army of Two” where not one, but two soldiers fight it out against countless odds!

In development at EA’s boutique production house in Montreal, Canada, the action title will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime next year. Army of Two will throw players into hot spots taken from current day headlines where one will have to utilize unique two man strategies and tactics with the AI.

No other details or media have been released yet. More is expected at E3.