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Friday, February 10, 2017

The catch-up coffee: Friday, February 10, 2017


News by 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)!

Princess Maker Refine coming to PC via Steam in February

CFK has announced that the original Princess Maker Refine will be released this month on PC (via Steam). It will join Princess Maker 2 Refine, which was released in September 2016 and is also available on PC via Steam, where it has proven to be quite the cult hit.

Princess Maker is a life simulation game in which you adopt a 10 year-old girl and raise her to be a princess. You have 8 years to oversee your daughter's development to adulthood, with your choices affecting her path at every turn.

Both visuals and audio have been upgraded. The original 16-colour graphics were revamped to full colour and high resolution under supervision by original author Takami Akai. A full Japanese voice over for all characters rounds out this remake of a great classic in the life simulation genre.

Niche? Certainly. But this series is quite deeply loved by fans of anime games for a very good reason; it's great.

Enjoy the trailer!



Ys Origin: update on PS4 and PS Vita Release Dates

We last reported on DotEmu's port of Ys Origin to the PlayStation in December.

The company has now announced that while the PlayStation 4 version will launch on February 21 as planned, the PS Vita version has been delayed to May 30.

Jessica Iragne, Communication & Marketing Manager at DotEmu, explains in a blog:

"At PlayStation Experience we announced a PS Vita release date, but we’re going to invest more time on this version to give you the most enjoyable experience. That’s why we’ve decided to change the release date of the PS Vita version to May 30."

The changes made to the 10-year-old game include optimisation of visuals and effects, UI and menu improvements, online leaderboards, trophies, and new languages.

The company released a new trailer featuring the two playable characters Yunica and Hugo. Yunica is skilled with an axe and a very strong warrior, while Hugo is a powerful spellcaster.



Syberia 3 April Launch Dates revealed

We last reported on the long awaited release of the new Syberia sequel in December.

This is just a quick update to say that we now have a firm release date: published by Microids, Syberia 3 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam on April 20 in Europe and April 25 in North America. Given that it has been years since Syberia 2, this is one adventure game that must have older fans excited.

We are still awaiting a release date for the Switch version, but don't worry, it is coming.



Get Even launches May 26 in Europe

Bandai Namco and developer, The Farm 51, announced that Get Even will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 26 in Europe. For North America, the game is so far listed for a digital-only release in “early 2017". It is described as a surrealistic horror game.

Here’s the overview of the title:

"As Cole Black, you’re in an old abandoned asylum with only your memories. Or whose memories are they? You have to save the girl. Focus on the details. She has a bomb. Wait, what? Get ready and explore the surrealistic and unconventional world of Get Even. What is real? Don’t make assumptions. Don’t even think. Just focus and breathe. You’re so close now…and the master is on his way."

Matt had a 'Hands On' with the game recently, which you can read here.

Enjoy the trailer below; hopefully the full game is as intriguing as the early impressions suggest it might be.



The catch-up coffee: Friday, February 10, 2017
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