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Monday, December 18, 2017

The catch-up coffee: Monday, December 18, 2017


News by Lindsay M. and Matt 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)!

Rejoin The 25th Ward in this new gameplay trailer


By Lindsay M., News Editor

Murder is afoot in Kanto. A woman is found in the Bayside Tower Land apartments whose death is mysterious, to say the least. Random events turn out to be far less random as The Silver Case’s Tokio Morishima becomes involved. The 25th Ward: The Silver Case takes place five years after the first game, and is finally being released outside of Japan with new content and HD assets. I’m super excited to share this new gameplay preview trailer with you:


It’s up to the player to solve every crime that crosses them. Investigate the crime scenes, interview suspects... essentially, do all the good things that made The Silver Case what it was!

The 25th Ward: The Silver Case will be released for PC and PlayStation 4 sometime next year.

Fallen Legion is coming to Nintendo Switch!


By Matt S., Editor-in-Chief

I’d be lying if I said that Fallen Legion was a favourite game of this year. I actually don’t think it was a particularly brilliant game at all. But, at the same time, I thought there’s a lot of merit to it, and it deserves credit for at least trying to be different. And so I’m quite happy to see that Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory is coming to the Nintendo Switch next year.


Fallen Legion was originally released in two separate parts, telling two different stories; one on PlayStation 4, and one on PlayStation Vita. The Nintendo Switch release is the complete package, bringing both games into one.

What you get in Fallen Legion is an odd mix of fast paced action RPG combat, and choose-your-own-adventure style storytelling. It also has genuinely beautiful character and environment art. You can read more about the game in my review of the PlayStation 4 release. We don’t have any more details about the game at this stage in terms of a release date and the like… just that it’s coming.

The Alliance Alive coming on March 27


By Lindsay M., News Editor

Atlus, thank you for the early birthday gift! I despise waiting for release date announcements (I know I’m not alone in this) and I loved The Legend of Legacy and The Alliance Alive is ringing all the same bells that it did. The game is out now in Japan, but its worldwide release will be March 27, 2018. There’s a new character trailer available, too:


The interestingly-named Beastfolk Barbarosa used to be an instrument of war, but is now part of the Night Ravens resistance group. Vivian and Ignace are a duo; Vivian is a powerful fox-like sorceress and Ignace is her pompous yet scrappy servant.

The Alliance Alive is being launched both physically and digitally for the Nintendo 3DS. A special American launch edition will include a 20-track CD, art book, and key chain.

Pokemon Crystal is coming to Nintendo 3DS


By Matt S., Editor-in-Chief

I guess this was inevitable. After Pokemon Gold and Silver were released on the 3DS as Virtual console games, if was only a matter of time before Nintendo also dropped Pokemon Crystal. It’s the same basic game as Gold and Silver, but Crystal was released some time after those games, and that meant that it was the ultimate version.


It was the first Pokemon game that allowed you to play as a girl, as well as the original boy. It was also the first Pokemon game to have monster animations in battles. The Virtual Console game will give you the chance to capture the super-rare Celebi and, thanks to integration with Pokemon Bank, this will let you bring Celebi and all the other early generation Pokemon into the more modern games.

The game will be released on Virtual Console on January 26, and will retail for $Aus13, or the equivalent price in your region.


The catch-up coffee: Monday, December 18, 2017
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