Welcome to Digitally Downloaded’s weekly news feature, Catch-up coffee Monday. Each Monday we will bring you the best news from the previous week that you may have missed. Grab the biggest mug you’ve got, fill it with your favourite brew, and catch up with us!
Might & Magic Heroes VII coming in September
A world with no Might & Magic would be no fun, so it’s a good thing Might & Magic Heroes VII is slated for release on September 29! Published by Ubisoft, the Limbic Entertainment game is created by some of the biggest Might & Magic fans around and is almost ready for its PC-exclusive launch. Limbic promises they are respecting the tradition of the series while introducing features most requested by the fan community. If you don’t want to wait until the end of September to play, there’s a second closed beta taking place between August 26 and September 2. For a guaranteed spot in the beta test you’ll have to preorder the game; if you’re not interested in that you can also register for a waitlist that gives you a chance at getting in.
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence debuts new trailer
Earlier this month, our very own Nick had the chance to play an unfinished build of Nobunaga’s Ambition. Not to be outdone by his shining preview, Koei Tecmo has released a brand new trailer for the game. The new trailer shows off massive battles, characters, building tools as more. The video is below for your viewing pleasure, and the war strategy game set in 15th century Japan is set to be released September 1.
Nintendo shows off the English build of Xenoblade Chronicles X
Nintendo was out in full force with Xenoblade Chronicles X at Gamescom this week, and the result is a gameplay video (originally streamed on Twitch) lasting a whopping 40 minutes. Yes, that’s right: FORTY MINUTES. The game was released in Japan a few months ago, and the English version is expected on the Wii U December 4 of this year. The video (below) demonstrates some new features and has tons of gameplay footage (including a walkthrough) as well as an interview with one of the developers. Arguably the best part of the video is that it includes a feed showing the GamePad, so we know how it will be used in the game.
Ori and the Blind Forest gets an expansion… or is it a Definitive Edition?
Surprise! Nobody expected this, but that doesn’t mean we’re displeased with the news – although the news, as it stands, seems somewhat confusing. First, Xbox’s Major Nelson tweeted that Ori and the Blind Forest is getting an expansion later this year. But then the news changed: the much-beloved game is actually getting a new version with the upcoming Definitive Edition coming to PC and Xbox One. From what we can tell, there is no add-on that will be made available for the original game: if you want to new content, you must buy the Definitive Edition. Thomas Mahler, the game’s director, says the team went back to fix design and content flaws while also adding new content and mechanics.
Does any of this news tickle your fancy or make you steaming mad? Let us know in the comments! And meet us again next week for a new edition of Catch-up coffee Monday.
– Lindsay M.