It's our final episode of CO-OP, EVAR! Yes, we're sad to see it go, and the Area 5 team has had a fantastic time here at Revision3, but we're going out with a bang! We've got some very special guests for this final episode, a deep look into Alan Wake, watch us stumble and fumble over Bit.Trip Runner as we play it live, and our final iPhone game recommendation goes to . . . drum roll please . . . Enviro-Bear!
While all good things must come to an end, our big hope is that your fond memories of CO-OP will help keep the dream alive! We've done our best to make this last show a special one, and with your help it will be! Make sure to stick around for our community segment at the end of the show and ask us all those juicy questions you've been saving up for just such an event! We've also got Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games on hand to answer your questions during our live gameplay of his latest game for WiiWare, Bit.Trip Runner. It's one part Canabalt, two parts Vib Ribbon, but ALL Bit.Trip. As the fourth installment of the Bit.Trip series, it has uniquely approachable gameplay as both a rhythm game and a platformer. Hopefully we don't just completely fail in front of the entire world as we'll be playing it LIVE.
But first, Alan Wake FINALLY sees the light of day, today, and we're here to show you how it measures up. Does it really look like a game that was in development for over five years? Is the hype to be believed? Ryan and Matt actually have some disagreements on this and other aspects of the game. Right off, as well, this is where we'll be introducing our first special guest of the show: the return of JAYFRESH!! He was able to convince his corporate masters at Visceral Games/EA to let him come on our show one, last time.
Lastly but not leastly, we felt the need, nay, the DUTY, to inform you of the ultra-awesomeness that is Enviro-Bear! Cheap on the iPhone and iPod touch and free on the PC, Enviro-Bear is the epic tale of a one-handed bear that has to drive (yes, DRIVE) through his wooded homeland, fighting off badgers and falling leaves to collect enough food to hibernate for the winter. And yes, that's just as awesome as it sounds.
We sincerely hope you've all had as much fun watching CO-OP as we've had making it! Make sure to follow us on Twitter and check out our site Area5.tv for continued updates on what we're doing next and you can continue to see our work by subscribing to the new EGM Interactive experience at EGMNow.com. We love you!