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Chariot from Frima Studios is a co-op adventure platformer

Wednesday, 30th April 2014 15:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Chariot is the latest game from Zombie Tycoon 2 developer Frima Studios and it’s a co-op adventure platformer heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The 2D couch co-op game, which can also be played solo, tasks players with guiding a chariot through underground levels using physics-based mechanics such as: “pushing, pulling, riding, reeling it in, and so on,” according to the developer.

Here’s the story synopsis:

Chariot is the story of a princess whose task it is to lay her father’s remains in his final resting place. With the help of her fiancé, she has to take this heavy chariot holding the king’s remains through underground mazes in order to reach a sepulcher fit for His Majesty.

However, the king’s ghost, bound to the chariot, has quite a temper and insists that he be buried with vast amounts of riches. Exploring and collecting loot in the caves therefore becomes an essential part of the game. As players progress, tunneling deeper and deeper underground, they’ll often stray off the main path and need to come up with inventive ways to get their hands on hard-to-reach loot and collectibles.

Frima said this is “where the couch co-op gameplay really shines,” as the studio wants player to discuss strategic options, while “interacting and debating live,” not over the Internet.

Chariot will arrive on PSN and XBL through ID@XBox (thanks, Sal!) this fall.

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