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A Way Out dev's next game is "emotional" co-op action adventure platformer It Takes Two

Will "blow your f*cking mind away".

Hazelight, the developer behind co-op prison break adventure A Way Out, has revealed its latest game: co-op action-adventure platformer It Takes Two.

Unveiled by its exuberant writer and director Josef Fares (who also directed the sublime Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons), It Takes Two promises to blend "varied gameplay and emotional storytelling [into] a fantastical journey" that begins with two parents, Cody and May, on the brink of separation, and their daughter Rose.

Rose creates two dolls out of wood and clay which, would you believe it, come magically alive, giving players control of Cody and May so they might impact the duo's emotions.

Fares hurtled through his intro to the game during tonight's EA Play livestream, but did offer hints that some of these emotions would somehow be married to certain levels to create a "new, different, and unique" experience.

"It Takes Two is a crazy rollercoaster ride that doesn't really have an ending," enthused Fares in an attempt to summarise the game, immediately correcting himself to say, "It has an ending but that ending is that the rollercoaster crashes and you fly into the sky and get up into space and when you're in space you're like 'what the fuck am I doing up here?' and then maybe you get back to Earth again". So there you go, all is now clear!

It Takes Two, which Fares promises will"blow your fucking mind away", will launch next year on currently undisclosed platforms.

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