Electronic Arts and Hazelight Studios (A Way Out) have released It Takes Two, a platforming adventure designed exclusively for two player co-op. It’s available on PC (Origin, Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S for $39.99.

In It Takes Two, players take on the role of either Cody or May, two parents who have been growing apart. When their suffering daughter makes a pair of dolls, the parents are transformed into the dolls due to a magic spell. They’re led on a series of micro adventures by the Book of Love. They must work together to survive the journey, and work through their relationship woes at the same time.

“We’ve got a real game-changer here and the co-op genre is going to have no idea what hit them,” said Josef Fares, Founder and Game Director, Hazelight Studios. “There will be times the game will have you laughing, other times when it will pull at your heart strings and even moments where your pulse is racing because the gameplay is just that frantic. It’s all there, and we can’t wait to hear what fans have to say about it.”

As the game is only playable with two players, It Takes Two supports the Friend’s Pass, which lets an owner invite a second player to play for free. Anyone can also try out the first level of the game with the free trial (afterwards, one player must purchase the game to continue playing). It Takes Two supports online and local co-op through split-screen. Online play requires PlayStation Plus or Xbox Gold on their respective consoles.

It Takes Two is available now on PC and consoles. It’s rated T for Teen.


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