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Monday, November 9, 2015

Catch-up coffee Monday: November 9


Welcome to Digitally Downloaded’s weekly news feature, Catch-up coffee Monday. Each Monday we will bring you the best news from the previous week that you may have missed. Grab the biggest mug you’ve got, fill it with your favourite brew, and catch up with us!

eastasiasoft’s Lost Sea is looking really good


Somehow Lost Sea managed to slip by us when it was originally announced, but thankfully we’ve gotten our hands on some new screenshots that make us excited for the upcoming game by eastasiasoft. Lost Sea is an action game where players must form a crew and explore islands to hunt for resources. There are two interesting points about it: the game takes places inside a procedurally generated archipelago, and it is set inside a cartoon B-movie universe. How cool does that sound?! Here are a couple more screenshots to whet your appetite for Lost Sea, coming summer 2016 (winter to those in the Southern Hemisphere) to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.




Democracy 3: Africa announced


If you haven’t played Democracy 3, you’re missing out on a pretty cool experience: the game allows you to run a country how you see fit while trying to balance everyone’s needs/wants. Positech Games is now expanding the series into new territory with Democracy 3: Africa. It is a stand-alone game that allows players to take charge of one of 10 African countries. From there they can implement policies to overcome whatever challenges are thrown their way. The goal is to improve the lives of your country’s people while also making them prosperous. When asked why Africa is at the forefront of the sequel, Positech Games owner Cliff Harris said, “Africa has been unrepresented as a setting for videogames but when it has these depictions have often been clichéd and certainly have never touched the real issues that the continent faces, such as malnutrition, poor literacy and access to clean water.” Democracy 3: Africa is expected to be released early next year.

Check out Fallout 4’s pre-release goodies


Fallout 4 may be a day away, but there are several ways you can experience at least part of the game now. Bethesda has released the launch trailer, which can be seen above. The Pip-Boy app is now available for your phones, although it won’t be able to do much until it’s connected to the game. If you play Forza Motorsport 6, there is a Fallout-inspired car available for download now: a rusty 1956 Ford F100 in the iconic blue and yellow colours Vault-Tec made famous. And for fans of the franchise’s soundtrack (with good reason, because each one has been amazing) Fallout 4’s soundtrack is now via iTunes. Stay tuned for our review of one of the most anticipated games of the year!

Devil’s Third no longer a WiiU exclusive


In a world where “exclusive” has stopped actually meaning exclusive, there is little surprise that the WiiU “exclusive” Devil’s Third is coming to PC. After all, remember ZombiU? It’s now everywhere, but titled Zombi. Valhalla Game Studios and Nexon have announced that Devil’s Third is coming to PC. Despite the low Metacritic scores, our editor-in-chief Matt loved the game. However, the PC version will be quite a bit different from the WiiU version: it will be titled Devil’s Third Online and only include the multiplayer portion of the game.


Does any of this news tickle your fancy or make you steaming mad? Let us know in the comments! And meet us again next week for a new edition of Catch-up coffee Monday.

- Lindsay M.
News Editor

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