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Monday, January 25, 2016

Catch-up coffee Monday: January 25

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!

Dungeon RPG Stranger of Sword City coming to Xbox One

Stranger of Sword City, described by the developers (Experience Inc) as “the evolution of the traditional dungeon RPG genre,” is coming to Xbox One on March 22 of this year. It is already available for Xbox 360 and PC, and it coming for PS Vita on March 25. The above trailer is a beefy one, sitting at over four minutes long and featuring in-game footage. Stranger of Sword City on Xbox One features exclusive graphics reminiscent of Yoko Tsukamoto’s signature art style.

There is a Tsuanko art book coming out!

How can one not adore the art of Tsuanko? She is the video game creator and illustrator behind some of our favourite games, such as Fairy Fencer F and the Hyperdimension Neptunia series. The book is available for preorder now on Amazon Japan, and from what I can gather it will be released on February 25. Don’t worry if you don’t live in Japan, though, as the site should ship internationally.

Wailing Heights is the game you never knew you needed

Have you ever played a body-hopping, musical adventure game? No? Enter Wailing Heights. Once you’ve watched the trailer, you will be bopping around to the music for hours. The game is set in a village that is its namesake, which is the home to such creatures as a vegan werewolf and a hipster vampire. The manager of the greatest rock band ever is invited to host a gig in this town just after the last member of said band passes on, where you end up locked in prison learning how to possess other people, or body-hop. It’s up to you to body-hop your actual body out of the town, but nothing’s ever easy. Wailing Heights is currently on Steam Greenlight, and is expected to be released within the next few months.

Horror masterpiece Layers of Fear is on its way to PS4

Layers of Fear… I didn’t expect the need to encounter it again so soon after my first play-through led to me quivering under a blanket. Yet I find myself excited to be able to talk about it, because it means more players will be able to experience what I truly believe to be a masterpiece in the horror genre of video games. There have been early previews of the game for Linux/Mac/PC and Xbox One, but on February 16 it will be coming to PlayStation 4 as well as the aforementioned platforms in its completed form. If my preview of the game doesn’t convince you that it’s a must-play, the above trailer should do the trick.

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
Catch-up coffee Monday: January 25
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