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Monday, August 13, 2018

The catch-up coffee: Monday, August 13, 2018


News by Lindsay M., Matt C., 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)!

Don't forget to grab the Valkyria Chronicles 4 demo!


By Matt S., Editor-in-Chief

Valkyria Chronicles 4, which promises to be a direct sequel of the original, rather than a more experimental (and thus controversial) effort (Valkyria Revolution), is surely one of the most anticipated games of the year, if not decade. Now you can play the demo on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch


The demo itself is quite meaty, giving you access to the prologue and first two chapters of the game, as well as a bonus mission created exclusively for the demo. Any progress you make will carry over to the full game too.

The full game itself releases on September 25. Not a long wait by any means!

Beautiful nature puzzler Valleys Between now available in Australia and New Zealand


By Matt C., Contributor

If you live in New Zealand or Australia (and you have an iOS device), you're one of the lucky few who can now buy Valleys Between, after developer Little Lost Fox soft-launched it in the region last week. For everyone else, the studio will be making announcements about a global release and Android version "soon."


Valleys Between is described as a "a game about creating life and balance in a forgotten world." By raising and lowering hexagonal tiles to shape the environment, and observing how different tiles interact with one another, players are able to grow their world. Different seasons bring different challenges, and by finding hidden animals, players can populate their landscape.

More good news is that Valleys Between has no in-game transactions or ads; an upfront cost of AUD/NZD $4.49 gets you the full game. The last thing you want in a game designed to be a relaxing exploration of environmental issues is to be constantly interrupted by free-to-play nonsense, so the decision to go with a "premium" payment model certainly seems like a good one.

Here’s the first full-length trailer for the Atelier Arland DX trilogy


By Lindsay M., News Editor

It's nearly time for our return to Arland in Gust's upcoming Atelier DX releases, including Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX, and Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX. And you know what that means: trailer time!


Each of the three titles includes all available content for it, including DLC. The games can be purchased separately, but there is also a Premium Box available for each platform that includes all three titles that just screams "buy me!" Physical copies of the games will include a download code for each title's soundtrack.

Published by Koei Tecmo, the Atelier Arland DC trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on September 20 in Japan.

The awesome super-special edition of Persona 3 & 5 Dancing is coming to the west, too


By Matt S., Editor-in-Chief

Over in Japan, when Persona 3 and Persona 5 launched, there was a super special edition that you could buy into which had all kind of bonuses, including soundtracks and, most importantly of all, a digital code for Persona 4 Dancing All Night on PlayStation 4.



Previously exclusive to the PlayStation Vita, Persona 4: Dancing All Night is one of the best rhythm games of all, and the limited edition is the only way to get it on your PS4 - it's not available for separate purchase. I'll not lie, I bought this special edition principly for that game, knowing that the two base titles were getting an English localisation, and I'd be able to play them anyway.

Thankfully that special edition is being recreated for the west, and you'll be able to get Persona 4 Dancing All Night in the $Aus169.95 special edition when it launches on December 4.


The catch-up coffee: Monday, August 13, 2018
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