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[Update]: Vampire Survivors is soon getting a sizable, Among Us inspired DLC - Emergency Meeting.

While the pace of Vampire Survivors' updates has slowed down due to it being on a bunch of different platforms, their quality has thankfully not changed. With that in mind, I'm happy to say that Update 1.6 has now not only brought in a whole bunch of bug fixes, but also the often-requested local co-op mode and the full switch to a new engine!

The co-op mode supports four players in total, with each player being visible on the same screen at the same time and sharing the same experiencing bar. There are no special levels or achievements exclusive to co-op, though there is a new Friendship Amulet item that gives everyone a single weapon upgrade. Similarly, there is no versus mode or anything competitive like that, though if you want to annoying the hell out of your friends you can still do that by picking up items like Gatti Amari!

It's also worth mentioning that despite featuring only local co-op, it's entirely possible to play Vampire Survivors with your friends online by using services like Steam Remote Play. The only catch is that your friends will each need their own controller to run around with as only one player will be able to use the keyboard.

As for what exactly the co-op mode looks like in action, that you can check out through the trailer below. Have a gander:

While the switch to the new engine should be almost imperceptible, the good news is that this will allow the Poncle team to work on much more technically ambitious content. What exactly that might be, the developers haven't announced just yet, but you can get a few sneak peeks through the recent teaser trailer:

Once some of this arrives as a part of the next big update, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read the full patch notes for Update 1.6 over at Steam. Enjoy!