It wouldn’t have been The Game Awards if the Founder of Hazelight Studios Josef Fares wasn’t involved. The annual gaming celebration brought the enigmatic game director back to release the first trailer for his new co-op game, It Takes Two.
“At Hazelight, we’re always looking to push the boundaries of what’s expected in games, and It Takes Two is going to make your head spin!” said Josef Fares, Founder and Game Director at Hazelight Studios. “We’ve taken all our learnings from our previous games and kicked it up a notch, linking the narrative and gameplay mechanics for a genre-bending experience. Players will journey through crazy challenges in a fantastical world unlike anything they’ve ever seen. It’s going to be completely different from what people have come to expect from a co-op game!”
Similar to his previous game, A Way Out, It Takes Two is a purely co-op game. Unlike its prison-breaking counterpart, It Takes Two focuses on Cody and May, an estranged couple that wound up being turned into dolls by a mysterious spell. Together, they must navigate a visually stunning, yet dangerous landscape to break the spell and return to their human forms.
Players who purchase It Takes Two will be able to issue a friend’s pass to any friend, even if they don’t have the game. This was a similar feature in A Way Out and is critical for completing this strictly co-op style of gaming.
It Takes Two releases on March 26, 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Origin and Steam for $39.99. PlayStation 4 or Xbox One owners of the game will be able to upgrade to its next-gen counterpart for free on the same date.