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Monday, June 13, 2016

Catch-up coffee Monday: June 13, 2016


News by Matt S.

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 (and our favourite news anchor, Dee Dee)!

XCOM 2 is indeed console bound!

When XCOM 2 launched on PC a few months ago, we loved it, but at the time there was a question mark over whether it would come to console. The original XCOM landed on everything - including mobile devices, but 2K was being very cagey when quizzed about XCOM 2's potential ports. Thankfully the game seems to have sold well enough on PC that 2K is backing a console port, and it's coming to PS4 and Xbox One on September 8, 2016.

Related reading: Sam's review of XCOM 2 on PC.



Summon Night 6 is coming to PS4 and Vita

Gaijinworks announced that it is bringing Summon Night 6 to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. This is the first game from the localiser and publisher that will be on the PS4, and we're all for more tactics strategy games on that console. From the press release: "Combat is only one part of the Summon Night 6 experience. The series is well known for its “night conversations”—one-on-one encounters where various characters confide in one another, leading to a web of elaborate, emotional storytelling with many different branching paths. Lost Borders also includes several charming mini-games: One has you fishing for different types of aquatic creatures, while another involves cooking power-up meals using the bounty you’ve caught with your fishing pole."

This game will land in the first quarter of 2017.

Related reading: Jim's review of Summon Night 5, available on PlayStation Vita and PSP.



1979 Revolution: Black Friday has been banned in Iran

When we reviewed 1979 Revolution, we said that it was a must-play, important experience. Unfortunately if you're Iranian, you're going to be missing out on that experience. The game has been banned in the country that it's about. In an email from the developers: "Hassan Karimi of the Iran National Foundation for Computer Games (NFCG) explained the decision to Tehran Times, stating that 'Games like this can poison the minds of the youth and young adults about their country by means of false and distorted information, and also damage their spirits.'"

Related reading: Nick's review of 1979 Revolution: Black Friday.



Miku's collaboration with Anamanaguchi is amazing

Just in case you've missed this, Anamanaguchi used Hatsune Miku for a music track recently, and it's incredible. This one's in English, too - perhaps Miku's English voice bank, and it has been doing the rounds, because it's catchy and bright and cheerful, even for non-Miku fans. So, if you haven't heard it yet, it's time to catch up!

Also, the track mentions 2020 - a sign that our girl's going to be performing at the Olympics? Fingers crossed!



- Matt S. 
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Catch-up coffee Monday: June 13, 2016
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