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Monday, August 29, 2016

Catch-up coffee Monday: August 29, 2016

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)!

Disgaea 2 coming to PC in January

Disgaea fans frustrated with having to plug in their PS2 or dig out their PSP to play the game’s sequel after playing the original on PC are in luck: NIS America is bringing Disgaea 2 to PC via Steam in January 2017! The JRPG’s port, titled Disgaea 2 PC, includes the original game — Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories — as well as extra content from the PSP version. The PC version also includes characters originally only seen in the Japan release: Dark Eclair, Gig, and Miabel. In anticipation of the game’s release, four Disgaea 2 characters have been made playable in Disgaea PC (Adell, Rozalin, Zetta, and Pleinair).

Steins;Gate heading to Steam next month

We have more great news for PC users, as Steins;Gate is finally set to launch on Steam on September 8. The critically-acclaimed visual novel originally released on Xbox 360 in 2009 and has already enjoyed a handful of ports being released; Japanese players can already get their fix on Windows (but not Steam!), PSP, iOS, PS3, PS Vita, and Android, while English-language players can choose from Windows, PS3, PS Vita, and an iOS version also launching next month. Six years after its launch, Steins;Gate remains one of the most popular visual novels worldwide. It follows a mad scientist who learns one of his creations is able to send emails into the past.

Superdimension Neptune Vs Sega Hard Girls gets Western release dates

This is a short but oh-so-sweet story, so listen up! Idea Factory and Compile Heart’s Superdimension Neptune Vs Sega Hard Girls is getting a digital and physical release in both North America and Europe this October. Set to release on the PS Vita (although we all know a PC launch is imminent), the game will be available in North America on October 18 and Europe on October 21. The above screenshot is special, although you may not realize it — it’s one of the first English screenshots available for the game!

Dear Esther set to (finally) hit consoles

Dear Esther, one of the original (and greatest) “walking sims,” is coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One on September 20. It’s not the usual vanilla version though — Curve Digital is working with developer The Chinese Room to bring the world Dear Esther: Landmark Edition. And I’ve never seen any sort of special edition with a launch price so low: $9.99 USD will get you everything from gameplay updates and a new director’s commentary in addition to the original game. Dear Esther is a first-person narrative experience where a man must piece together how his wife died.

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: August 29, 2016
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