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Watch six minutes of Strange Brigade's co-op shooting, supernatural puzzles and branching levels

Samuel Horti

In the midst of the E3 maelstrom you might well have missed developer Rebellion's playthrough of Strange Brigade, its supernatural co-op shooter that's due out in late August. But it's worth watching: it's got a decent mix of puzzles a hectic third-person combat alongside branching levels that encourage exploration. You and up to three friends will have a defined path to tread, and if you want, you can just play it like a straight co-op shooter, Rebellion says in the video, above. But if you explore you'll find plenty of puzzles that you can complete for better loot, as well as relics that you can combine to unlock new, powerful "amulet powers".

The levels will also branch, allowing your party to split if you fancy it. In the example above, the players open up a bridge with an energy beam, and then use the beam to set enemies on fire as the rest of the squad polishes them off. Then, the party has two possible routes: a high path with more combat, or a

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