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Monday, February 8, 2016

Catch-up coffee Monday: February 8

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!

Quantum Suicide now funded on Kickstarter

Let’s start this week off with some good - no, definitely great - news: with just under three weeks remaining in the campaign, Quantum Suicide has now been funded! As of writing, 546 backers on Kickstarter have pledged $81 past the $30,000 AUD goal. The game will be the first for the Australia-based developer, Cotton Candy Cyanide, but strongly reminds us of Japanese greats such as Danganronpa (which makes sense, given it’s one of its biggest inspirations). Now that the goal has been hit, I find myself starting to contemplate the relationship of quantum suicide: on a really basic level, quantum suicide is the idea that conscious beings are immortal due to the parallel universe theory of quantum physics. Perhaps the dead in Quantum Suicide won’t really be dead at all...

New details emerge about Twilight Princess HD

Nintendo has revealed gameplay details about the upcoming HD Wii U remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (the story trailer is above, I recommend giving it a watch!). The GamePad serves as an inventory management tool, a map, and a quick way to change into a wolf without pausing the game. The GamePad can also be used to connect with MiiVerse or play the entire game without a television. There is a new item, the Ghost Lantern, which will glow when it detects a Poe during the Poe Soul retrieving quest. Some collection tasks have been made easier, and wallets hold more Rupees than before. For brave players, the game can be played in Hero Mode, where Link will take double the damage and there are no hearts to be found… and of course, the game world is a mirror of its original. Twilight Princess HD will be out on March 5, exclusively for Wii U.

Gone Home finally getting its European release

For those of you not following the saga, you haven’t missed much: Gone Home came to consoles last month, except something went wrong with the European and Australian ratings board so the game’s release was delayed in those parts of the world. At the time we expected the delay to only be about a week or so, but that was several weeks ago. There is now a release date set, nearly a month after the original target: European and Australian console users will be able to download the acclaimed game on February 12. Clear your weekends, as you’ll want to have time to spend with this narrative masterpiece.

Sega localising 7th Dragon III Code: VFD to the Americas this summer

Come this summer, DDnet’s article about the ten essential dungeon crawlers for current consoles may need an update. Sega is bringing 7th Dragon III Code: VFD to 3DSes across North America. The game is a turn-based dungeon crawler with customizable characters with diverse roles. It’s much more than just dungeon crawling, however: the game also offers base building, dating, and a cat café. I don’t know about you, but I lost it over cat café! Ahem, anyway. Dragons have taken control of the Earth, and the protagonist teams up with a video game company currently dedicated to stopping the dragons. How can a single game company defend themselves against the beasts ravaging their world? Time travel, of course. Heroes can travel through three different eras to upset the balance of power.

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: February 8
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