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Monday, March 19, 2018

The catch-up coffee: Monday, March 19, 2018


News by 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)!

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is indeed coming out to the west!

We've just played through the amazing Yakuza 6. Keeping the good news coming, SEGA has announced that it will indeed localise the complete remake of Yakuza 2 - Yakuza Kiwami 2. Given that the remake of the original Yakuza Kiwami was very impressive, we're looking forward to this one a great deal.


In addition to the complete remaster of the graphics - the game uses the same engine as Yakuza 6 - Yakuza Kiwami 2 also features a completely new chapter featuring fan favourite, Goro Majima. There's also new minigames to enjoy and help suck up even more of your time in the game.


Best of all, we won't even have to wait long for the game; Yakuza Kiwami 2 releases in August this year.


Warriors Orochi 4 is a thing! Yippeeeeeee!

I love Warriors Orochi 3. I've played three different versions of it (on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Wii U), and I'd be up for playing the Nintendo Switch port of it as well, if Koei decides to localise it. And, if Koei decides not to, there's the fact that Warriors Orochi 4 is happening that will console me.


Warriors Orochi brings together most of the cast of both Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors (and a couple of other characters), for an all-stars mashup set in a fantasy alternative universe. Will Cao Cao and Nobunaga Oda try and out-tyrant one another, or will they become BFFs and subject the world to real terror? Will Sun Shangxiang and Oichi console one another over both being forced into marriages that have crappy endings for them? These are important questions, and this series seeks to answer them.


Koei has only allowed a teaser trailer of Warriors Orochi 4 so far (it will be titled Warriors Orochi 3 in Japan, because the series is one "number" behind than the west). No release date beyond "2018" or western localisation announced at this stage... but we can expect both to happen in the not too distant future.


A game featuring sword fighting crabs is something I never even realised I wanted this badly

Ace of Seafood has somehow taken the DDNet team by storm. We all recognise that it's a bad, bad game, and yet we all like it do much. It's just that right side of utterly bonkers that we can enjoy it despites its overwhelming oddness.


And now the developer of Ace of Seafood is back with something that seems to be even more bonkers; a game about sword fighting crabs for the Nintendo Switch. No, really. It's called Fight Crab (a riff on Fight Club... gettit?), and it looks all kinds of weird, as you can see from the gameplay trailer above.

I can tell you know how you should play this one; blasting the B-52s Rock Lobster, at maximum volume, after a couple of beers or glasses of wine. It's going to be mesmerising.


Penguin Wars is going to cute up your consoles on May 15

Penguin-kun Wars is a delightful arcade game from yesteryear. The premise is so, so simple - you and an opponent square off against one another and throw balls at one another to try and achieve one of two things - either get all the balls down one end, or have time run out with your opponent having more balls on their side than you have on yours.


The secret to victory is to hit your opponent, which stuns them for a second and gives you some time to toss a few more balls down their end. As simple as this is, the sheer skill that it takes to be really good at this game makes a bit of a niche arcade classic... and now it's coming to console in the west!

The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One - yes, the Xbox is getting a Japanese game! It'll be digital-only on Xbox, but Switch and PS4 owners can get a physical copy as well.

The catch-up coffee: Monday, March 19, 2018
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