New Co-op IP from Bethesda? Oh yes, dear god yes!
Ok, I'm a bit of an Oblivion nut. It was the first real game on the 360 that i got lost in (and still do to this day) Richie then moved me on to Fallout 3 "It's oblivion with guns!!" and Ive gotta say I'm enjoying that universe and the seemingly endless, yet rich DLC (no horse armour here!) However I've always been a sucker for a more traditional fantasy setting, so when we heard from GDC about a new Dungeon Crawler from Bethesda with a 2 player Co-op focus i think i soiled myself slightly.
So what is it?
Well it's called Hunted: The Demon's Forge (Anyone else picturing the Chaos Sanctuary in Diablo 2?) and it's a third person, 2 player Co-op game based around 2 hero's, E'lara (think Amazon Bow and Arrowey type person) and Caddoc (Barbarian Tank type person with insanely big swords and grunts)
The co-op is restricted to online co-op (Richie you in?) as they wanted to 'maintain a level of detail'
There is also a Match Making system if you don't have a friend which has been modeled on dating websites. For me i can't leave a dungeon until every little bit of the map has been explored , so naturally it takes this in to account when when finding a suitably anal/stoner type. Alternatively if you are doing a speed run you should be set for a comrade just the same.
With classic weapons (swords, bows and axes), a fantasy setting, levelling spells, a demon in the title of the game, switchable characters, combination moves and a (seemingly) proper implementation of Co-op im pretty psyched about this game (can you tell?)
Unfortunately for now in terms of release date all we have is 'when it's done' and with Fallout: New Vegas expected in Fall 2010 I'm not expecting this badboy until 2011