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Monday, October 24, 2016

The catch-up coffee: October 24, 2016


News by Lindsay M., Britta S.,

Welcome to Digitally Downloaded’s regular catch-up news feature. With each issue we will bring you the best news 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)!

The Last Guardian has, at last, gone gold



The Last Guardian has gone gold, Sony Interactive Entertainment producer Jun Yoshino announced on Twitter. After 10 years of troubled development, the long anticipated third project by Fumito Ueda — director of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus — is on track for its December release. The PlayStation 4 title is due out on December 6 in the Americas and Japan, December 7 in Europe, and December 9 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

New dates for 7th Dragon III: Code VFD, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse



Deep Silver has announced a revised, earlier European release date of December 2 for two 3DS games, 7th Dragon III: Code VFD and Shin Megan I Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Both had been scheduled for a physical and digital release on December 31 so this announcement via Twitter brings a welcome Christmas surprise to European fans. We await news on whether AUS and NZ share this release date, but considering the new partnership between Sega and Deep Silver includes all PAL territories it seems like an almost sure thing.

The Japanese website for Furyu's new game is now live



The Alliance Alive is a “new classic RPG" for the 3DS by the developer of Legend of Legacy. They promise a "good balance of story and gameplay". The scenario writer is Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama. Producer and Director is again Masataka Matsuura with composer Masashi Hamauzu on board too. The story will connect the tales of nine protagonists, and the game will switch between them as the story progresses to offer differing points of view and perspectives on the conflict. The tagline is: "Even if the world is ripped by dark chaos, the alliance between people is alive.” The Alliance Alive is due out in Japan in the spring of 2017.

Persona 5’s English voice cast announced



As if the impending February launch of Persona 5 in English wasn’t cause for excitement enough, Atlus has decided to announce the full voice cast as well as begin introducing the characters (and their actors) via YouTube. The Protagonist, whose introduction video is above, is voiced by Xander Mobus; an interview with him has also been posted, and can be seen here. Mobus’ IMDB credits date back to only 2010 but he already has a wealth of video game experience under his belt, including the announcer in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Christo in Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. Cassandra Morris does the voice of Morgana, and she is no stranger to the Persona franchise — she voiced Aika in Persona 4: The Animation TV series and had an uncredited role in Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Other main voice actors include Max Mittelman (Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness) as Ryuji Sakamoto, Erika Harlacher (Persona 4: The Animation) as Ann Takamaki, Matt Mercer (Final Fantasy XV) as Yusuke KitagawaCherami Leigh (Sailor Venus in the Viz Media dubs of Sailor Moon from the original in 1993 to Sailor Moon Crystal now) as Makoto Niijima, Erica Lindbeck (The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel) as Futaba Sakura, Xanthe Huynh as (Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory) Haru Okumura, and Robbie Daymond (Final Fantasy XV) as Goro Akechi.


Does any of this news tickle your fancy or make you steaming mad? Let us know in the comments! And meet us again next time for a new edition of the catch-up coffee.

The catch-up coffee: October 24, 2016
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