Serious Sam 2 Dated - Coop Support Announced

Take 2 Germany has posted a release date for Serious Sam 2, listing October 14 as when to expect the upcoming follow-up to Croteam's rapid-fire shooter. Thanks SeriousSamFr. Also, publisher 2K Games reveals that the game will feature the oft-requested support for cooperative multiplayer action. There are new multiplayer screenshots on ToTheGame, and here's word:
2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced the exciting multiplayer features of Serious Sam II. The multiplayer features in Serious Sam II will allow for full co-operative gameplay on both PC and the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The PC version will allow up to eight gamers to fight their way through the complete game via LAN and online, with the Xbox version allowing up to four players via Xbox Live or system link.
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That's great, seems most developers dropped this feature! But not all.

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I think I'll buy this one just for the sake of supporting what's left of coop games.

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Cool, anyone notice in the screenshots, the gattling gun in the game looks exactly like the one in Unreal 2k4? Hehe.

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Excellent!
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I can't wait until the start of September when it's annouced that coop has been cut! Seriously, we need more coop people. Support this game!

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Aug 9, 2005, 11:40
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It's about bloody time! Now where is the Painkiller co-op support?

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Re: Excellent!
Aug 9, 2005, 11:42
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Didn't they say months ago that co-op would be supported?

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SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!

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Re: Excellent!
Aug 9, 2005, 11:53
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You guys act like there were this plethera of coop games out there.

There have hardly *ever* been any coop games. The origional Serious Sam was about the only notable one. Perhaps there is a few more at best.

All i can say is i remember reading thead after thread of game announcement after announcement where we all cry and whine becuase yet *another* dev claims that Coop is dumb or just wont support it. Which makes just about everyone yell.. "Are you guys smoking crack?" "or do you just have your head up your *** "
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Aug 9, 2005, 11:58
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Yes they did. What this announcement really was is a vieled announcement that co-op would be the ONLY multiplayer mode (i.e. no deathmatch) supported out of the box.

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I am officially a happy bunny now.

Now let's see if the damn thon my machine

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Its amazing that a little Croatian team can do in their game what the mighty "id" could not...

Anyway, Co-op! YESSSS!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Fine...I read the damn thing.
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Dude back in 96-98 all FPS had co-op. All build games( blood,Duke3d, shadow warrior) Hertic, Doom, most Quake enigne games ect,ect had co-op, matter of fact I cant think of any big name FPS that didnt have it back then.

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Dark Forces and Jedi Knight.

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That's right, there were a bunch of games that had coop support. And don't forget NOLF2. Hellbender, you'd better brush up on your gaming history.

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Aug 9, 2005, 12:39
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Jedi Knight was such a awsome game , co-op would of been fun. But how many more big games from that time frame can you remember not having co-op?

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16_player_co-op

*wow*

Really looking forward to this now.....

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More Co-Op Orgy!!
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More Co-Op Orgy!! Aug 9, 2005, 12:44
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YEEEEE HAWWW!!!
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THE KING OF MINDLESS FUN MULTIPLAYER CO-OP IS BACK!

All hail Serious Sam 2! The first 2 games didn't have much of a story or depth, but my god the mindless multiplayer co-op was worth every single penny. Not to mention I won a contest on gathering of developers site and got Serious Same The First Encounter free.
They took 1 aspect the PC Community loves to have and rarely gets, and made it in my mind the best co-op game to date. And I won't even go into how horrible Doom 3 Xbox Co-Op was, let alone all the editing they had to do to levels, and plain uglyness of it all compaired to the PC version.

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Aug 9, 2005, 12:49
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Dude back in 96-98 all FPS had co-op. All build games( blood,Duke3d, shadow warrior) Hertic, Doom, most Quake enigne games ect,ect had co-op, matter of fact I cant think of any big name FPS that didnt have it back then.
That's because AI in those days was: See player. Run at player. Scripted AI and squad based AI, starting with Half Life (and continued by most games since then) is way harder to get squads and scripted actors to respond convincingly to more than one player. They all either head off to hit the first person they see, or the middle one in the group, etc. It's hard enough programming a squad to react to one player, his movements, cover, weapons etc.

Admittedly, games like HL2 (and a bunch of others) have you fighting with ally NPCs and so on, but they themselves are AI controlled and aren't likely to act as unpredictably as players.

Serious Sam, on the other hand, relies (ok, relied - I haven't played the new one) on fairly simplistic AI made up for by loads going on at once. Don't get me wrong, that's not a criticism (I loved the first one) but those exploding screaming kamikazes are the definition of "see player, run at player." Thus, arcade style games like SS are more easily adapted to co-operative.


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hmmm...

Nolf had Coop???

The Duke engine games had coop.

did doom have coop?

I am pretty sure that Quake did not have coop or some of the other games you mentioned.
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