I and my friend loved playing Battleblock Theater on Xbox Live, and so it was pretty awesome when it turned out it was coming out on Steam soon after I no longer had access to the family Xbox 360 due to coming to college. So we both bought it and have had plenty of fun playing it, but we've run into problems with multiplayer. I play at college on the opposite side of the United States from him, so full local multiplayer isn't really an option. However he also has his wife and a good friend of his who want to play with him over where he is and although he has bought them the game, it's too much of a hassle for all of them to not only play on their computers in his house, but to also try moving them all into one of his rooms.
In our time playing we've been trying to play with him and his friend and probably his wife too on his one PC with multiple controllers, while I connect via online mode with him hosting. Are we simply messing up somewhere or is this not even a possibility?
I heard that there's no 4-player online story mode, but I've seen anyone talking about this, even for arena mode.