Sunday, 28 Feb 2021

It Takes Two’s Latest Trailer Shows Off Its Unique Co-op Gimmicks

Revealed last summer during EA’s Play Live event, It Takes Two is a co-op action game from developer Hazelight and director Josef Fares. While an interesting premise, we haven’t seen too much about how the game plays. Randomly this morning, publisher EA uploaded a new trailer with commentary from Fares that gives us a clearer idea of what to expect.

It Takes Two essentially looks like an amalgamation of Hazelight’s past efforts. Incorporating elements from both Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons -which was developed by Starbreeze before Hazelight was founded- and A Way Out, It Takes Two looks to be more dynamic in nature with how the co-op will function. Some segments (of which there are reportedly 25 mini-games) will use a split-screen while others will have both players interacting on the same field.

Honestly, this looks really good. Hazelight’s past efforts haven’t necessarily stuck around for long but offered unique experiences that were only possible by thinking outside of the box. Fares seems to love having two characters and is all about getting people together, which is admirable. Gaming can sometimes be isolating and it’s nice to experience a story that revolves around two protagonists instead of just one.

That said, there’s still a chance that It Takes Two is all gimmick and no depth. In that case, it might be wise to take Fares up on his offer of $1,000 should you get bored. That probably won’t happen if past games from Fares and his team are anything to go by.

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