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)!
To The Moon getting a 2017 mobile release
All the way back in 2012 Matt reviewed a little indie title called To The Moon for PC. Made with RPG Maker XP by Canadian development team Freebird Games, To The Moon made a strong case for compelling storytelling in experimental games. To The Moon’s sequel, Finding Paradise, is expected to be released within the next six months, so it makes sense that Freebird Games is bringing its 2011 hit to a new medium: mobile. For those such as myself who somehow missed the initial launch, the game’s iOS and Android launch in 2017 will provide us with fresh reason to learn of the story of two time-traveling doctors.
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence sequel coming to the West
For those seeking more hardcore strategy on the PlayStation 4, you’re going to want to listen up! Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension, a strand-alone follow-up to Sphere of Influence, is coming to both PC and PlayStation 4 on October 25. The game highlights battles and events of Sengoku Era Japan; it was a time where military officers and lords were fighting for control of the land. If you don’t want to play as a lord, Ascension allows you to begin as an officer to — you guessed it! — ascend through military ranks. As always with games in this series, Ascension will be historically accurate and feature well-known figures including Yukimura Sanada, Ieyasu Tokugawa, Mitsunari Ishida, Masamune Date, Nyosui Kuroda, and Morichika Chosokabe.
Nnooo-published The Legend of Kusakari getting a Western release
’Tis the week of Western release announcements! Australian-based developers Nnooo expanded its business to publishing a couple of years ago, but The Legend of Kusakari is to be the first game it published that was not made by a fellow Aussie developer; the game was created by Librage, a Japanese developer. Already released in Japan, the title will now be crossing every ocean with a western 3DS release happening on August 25. Never before have I been so excited about a game featuring a grass cutter! Actually, never before have I played a game featuring a grass cutter, period. Shiba Kari must keep the fields clean while warriors fight evil, and that means avoiding the battles around him. We interviewed the developer earlier this year, so read our interview here in anticipation of The Legend of Kusakari’s release!
Netflix’s live-action Death Note film casts Ryuk
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.