Since the last article, Co-Op Games At Their Finest, stirred up some interest, we decided to bring you a feature about upcoming games with co-op features that we are especially excited for. These games are releasing within the next few months, so pull out your calendars, we've got some good co-op  games on the horizon.

Resident Evil 6 

Release Date: October 2nd

Available For: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC

 Back in 2009, Capcom released Resident Evil 5, a new experience featuring their first take into the wonderful world of cooperative play. Players were able to play as both Chris Redfield and Sheva Alamor, shooting their way through whatever the Resident Evil world brings with it. Odd mutated creatures, weapon equipped zombies, and much more. Now with Resident Evil 6, Capcom has turned it up a few notches. With three separate campaigns, all available to play online or offline co-op, you have the chance to play as Resident Evil veteran Leon Kennedy,  Resident Evil 5's Chris Redfield, Jake Muller, son of Albert Wesker and more. All players are playable, online or offline with a co-op buddy. Three campaigns co-op, and then you will unlock a fourth campaign when you finish these three campaigns, playing as Ada Wong. Campaign is not the only game mode available for co-op in Resident Evil 6. Greet four player combat with returning game mode “Mercenaries”, “Agent Mode”, and more. All this and tons more content in upcoming release Resident Evil 6. Though co-op gameplay hasn't been shown, here is part one of Leon’s gameplay playthrough. Notice Helena is an AI whenever a second player is not signed in and ready to play.

Borderlands 2

Release Date: September 18th                               

Available For: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Sequel to the hit game Borderlands, Gearbox Software presents Borderlands 2. Like Borderlands, Borderlands 2 takes on the glorious feature known as “jump-in jump-out co-op”. An appropriate name. This feature allows the player to have a partner “jump-in” whenever he/she likes, and when that partner chooses to leave, they simply “jump-out” by exiting the game, and the player can continue on his/her quests. That being said, anything can be done cooperative in the game. Quests, collecting hundreds of more guns than its predecessor, wiping out anything that moves on the planet we all know as Pandora, and more can be done cooperative. Whether or not you’ll be playing Borderlands 2 co-op, “jump-in jump-out” co-op is a fabulous feature to the game, and its one I and so many other gamers adore. Check out Borderlands 2 gameplay shown at E3 to Gamespot.

Halo 4

Release Date: November 6th

Available For: Xbox 360

Like Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 “Spec-Ops” missions, 343 Industries has implemented “Spartan Ops”, a game mode filled wi

th levels for you and three other people to play through. Every week, 343 Industries will provide us a new “Spartan Ops” mission, telling us a story, supposedly tied in to the main story. Each level can be played with however many people, but I would imagine it would play much better with partners, as most co-op games do. Online or offline you can enjoy this continuous set of missions, or you can complete the campaign with a partner. Recently, Halo 4’s achievement list was shown to the public, revealing eight levels to complete. 343 Industries responded that their “Spartan Ops” program will be longer than Halo 3: ODST. So don’t worry, 343 Industries has us covered with this magnificent looking release. Check out the “Spartan Ops” demo shown to us at E3.

Far Cry 3

Release Date: September 4th

Available For: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC

 Back at E3 in June, Ubisoft showcased their new cooperative play in Far Cry 3. A unique “Domination Mode” invents an all new Team Support point system, allowing you and your partners to actually be rewarded with points for successfully working together. Aside from this new mode, a co-op campaign will be included in the picture as well. The co-op campaign can be played with up to four players, and features a totally different story than the single-player campaign. Check out the co-op demo shown at E3.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Release Date: November 13

Available For: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC

 Though very few gameplay and details follow for Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II, they have taken the time to confirm the return of its hit “Nazi Zombies” mode, with bigger maps and new gameplay modes. Treyarch Studio head Mark Lamia told Official Playstation Magazine UK that by transitioning “Nazi Zombies” mode to their multiplayer engine, they can now include twice the number of zombies and co-op players than Call of Duty: Black Ops. Gameplay hasn’t been shown from their revamped zombies mode, but here is multiplayer gameplay for you to get a look at their engine.

Dead Space 3

Release Date: February 2013

Available For: Playstation 3, Xbox 360

Along with Far Cry 3’s co-op debut at E3 back in June, Dead Space 3 showcased its new co-op mode as well. In the new mode, a second player, Sergeant John Carver, will join Isaac Clarke. In co-op, you can settle for an experience opposite to the game’s predecessors. The game allows you to choose whether or not you’d like to play with a partner, so for those of you who’d like to experience Dead Space 3’s classic horror feel, you’d best play alone. Cutscenes and such differ from whether or not you are with a partner, which I think is kind of cool because it convinces me to play through the campaign with and without a partner. You can check out Dead Space 3’s co-op demo from E3 below.

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