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Monday, July 30, 2018

The catch-up coffee: Monday, July 30, 2018


News by Lindsay M.

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)!

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! is coming West this year


By Lindsay M., News Editor

Thank you, Bandai Namco! Matt argues this rhythm series is the best after Miku, so having it come Westward is just delightful. This is the first time Taiko no Tatsujin is coming to Europe since originally being released as an arcade title in Japan in 2001. Two versions will be available, one for the Nintendo Switch and one for the PlayStation 4; the Switch version features motion controls.


Speaking of Miku, guess who's making a guest appearance in Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun!? That's right, our favourite blue-haired vocaloid can be used during a Guest Session, and also has a song (or songs?) featured. You can play alone or with friends, connect to an online Ranked Mode, and unlock content along the way. The title features over 70 songs, with sources ranging from Dragon Ball Z to Frozen.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! will be released physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4, physically and digitally on the Nintendo Switch in America, and digitally for the Switch in Europe. All Western versions will be launched on November 2.

New game modes are coming to Vampyr


By Lindsay M., News Editor

When Vampyr came out, it seemed as though everyone and their dog loved it. The below trailer just makes that seem more real, as the praise rolls in and I watch from afar, sad that I know my reflexes and pain can't handle the game.


The content update for Vampyr, coming later this summer, will add a Story mode that brings down the combat so the story is the focus. It will also add a Hard mode which is just as it sounds: players will receive less experience when killing enemies, so the focus turns to embracing citizens.

Vampyr is currently out for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Explore parallel worlds of light and dark in The Sojurn


By Lindsay M., News Editor

Developer Shifting Tides has announced The Sojurn, being published by Iceberg Interactive. Shifting Tides is a first-person puzzle game where players must traverse parallel worlds to find the true nature of reality.


A classic story of light and darkness, you are born into a pure land where darkness forms the foundation of the world. Solving puzzles will get you closer to the answer you seek. The game is divided into four chapters with distinct atmospheres, and contains dozens of challenging puzzles.

The Sojurn is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime next year.

Prepare past Etrian Odyssey X with this new teaser trailer


By Lindsay M., News Editor

Etrian Odyssey X is being released in Japan this week (for the 3DS, nonetheless!) so of course, it's the perfect time to start giving us hints as to what will come in the next series entry. Titled Sekaiju no Meikyuu in the Eastern versions, the below teaser video is our first hint at what's to come:


It's the end of an era, with Etrian Odyssey X being the final title of the series coming to the much-beloved, long-lived, and definitely end-cycle Nintendo 3DS.

Of course, that doesn't mean it's the end of the series - not even close. Instead, the developers are working hard to move ahead with designing a completely new world for the series.


The catch-up coffee: Monday, July 30, 2018
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