News by Lindsay M.
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)!
Ice Road Truckers meets the apocalypse in Unstoppable
Flat Earth Games is one of my personal favourite Aussie developers — I mean, who didn’t love Towncraft (and now feels the urge to play again)? Now its back with Unstoppable, an iOS game where your goal is to survive with yourself, your truck, and your cargo intact after crossing the wintery Scandinavian roads. The ice and snow isn’t your only enemy — this is the apocalypse, after all, and what is an apocalypse without weapon-brandishing marauders trying to take you out? Cash is earned by completing deliveries and by killing all those who try and stop them; cash can then be spent to upgrade your truck and continue to take on these difficult treks and take out the bad guys.
Weaponised women coming to the West
Pleasure-powererd weaponised-women, to be precise, will feature prominently in PQube’s Western localisation of Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni. We were beginning to wonder if Kenichiro Takaki’s new game would see release outside of Japan, but PQube has decided to take on the riské title by Marvelous. The game will be getting both a digital and a physical release for the PS Vita (still not dead!) later this year. Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni promises, and I quote, "high octane busty brawling and an awesome aerial based combat system with pleasure based weaponry and destructible clothing.” I hope you’re ready for some bouncy-bouncy-bouncy-bouncy fun-fun-fun-fun-fun! Several girls have been infected with a virus that either cause them to become weapons when sexually aroused, or the power to control the others in their weapon form. Don’t worry though, I think there’s an actual story going on as there are nearly 30 story missions.
The entire FFXV universe, together at last
On second thought, I suppose it promises far more than an epic story — the Final Fantasy XV universe promises several stories to be woven together through a free online anime, a feature film, and of course, the pièce-de-résistance, the video game coming on September 30. The only parts of the universe currently available are a game demo on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and three episodes of the anime (Brotherhood) on YouTube.
Pokemon Go a no-go for an international release
I’m going on strike until Pokemon Go is available worldwide. Okay, that may be an overstatement… but I promise I will grumble about it 24/7 at the very least. Pokemon Go seems to be everywhere right now, which is a curse disguised as a blessing. The soft launch in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States left Android players downloading illegal game files and iOS used creating App Store accounts for one of the three countries where Pokemon Go could be accessed; as a result, the servers were overloaded. And now? Now, because of all those people who couldn’t wait, the rest of us are forced to wait even longer while the international rollout has been (according the the Niantic CEO) "paused until we're comfortable.” That’s what you get for being ethical these days.
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.