Hot of the heels of saying
they wouldn't have co-op on release date, Lionhead has gone on to say
they will issue a patch the day of release so you can play the game cooperatively online. This is both good and bad news. Good in that everyone will be able to play the game with friends on launch date. Bad that I will now have to find the time to get this game in with the incredibly busy few weeks coming up with all the releases. I'm glad we'll see it out on launch day though.