In Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls, players take control of 15 years old Jodi Holmes, who sets out on an adventure to discover the truth behind Aiden, a supernatural entity who has been besides her all her life.
Previously the developer announced that players could switch between both characters on the fly and if they wanted, can play as Aiden. During Gamescom 2013 though CEO David Cage revealed that players can also pass off the controls of Aiden to a friend.
To clarify this, no, the game won’t be featuring co-op gameplay on the same screen. In instances where the game turns to the second character, like during puzzle solving or when taking care of enemies, the second controller will automatically be selected and hence allow the friend to play.
To be honest I doubt anyone would have the patience to sit in through an entire playthrough just to play a few instances here and there.
Cage also announced that Beyond: Two Souls can be played via an iOS or Android device through an app called Beyond: Touch. The app simplifies gameplay for the touchscreen by allowing players to trace movement paths for characters and perform in-game actions through swipe gestures. The app can also be used in co-op play.
Beyond: Two Soulswill release exclusively for the PlayStation 3 on October 8, 2013 in North America and October 11, 2013 in Europe. The game features star actors Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe.