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!
It’s the year of the game-inspired anime
Last week, it was announced that Ace Attorney is becoming an anime series that follows the spirit of the game. During their TGS stage event, Atlus announced that there is a Persona 5 anime being made. Then Atlus decided to give absolutely no clarification to this announcement. Is it a film or a series? When can we expect it? What will it entail? We need details, Atlus, and stat!
A trailer is finally here for Project Setsuna!
Project Setsuna has been on our radar ever since its brief appearance via concept art at Square Enix’s E3 press conference this year. Its working title comes from the Japanese “setsunasa,” or sorrow. Being developed by Tokyo RPG factory, the game is mostly being developed by staff outside of Square Enix. However, Square Enix is the one that dropped a new trailer for the game, and it’s a must-see. Project Setsuna appears to be an old-school JRPG in all aspects from the point of view to the battle systems to the music.
Valiant Hearts’ creative director announces his next project
After leaving Ubisoft earlier this year, Valiant Hearts‘ creative director Yoan Fanise has finally resurfaced with news of what he is working on: he is collaborating with Wyclef Jean (yes, THAT Wyclef Jean) and several composers to create Lost In Harmony. Lost In Harmony is a musical narrative about a boy who travels the world via skateboard with a girl in tow. Fanise said in an official statement that the idea came from his past experience of blending music and storytelling, explaining, “Magic happens when you see how, without any word, without any language form, you can provoke feelings into a multicultural audience by playing the right melody.”
Braid creator Jonathan Blow’s The Witness coming to PS4 and PC
No, really, it’s actually happening. The Witness was announced a jaw-dropping six years ago, and after this amount of time nobody ever really expected it to see the light of day. You may remember Blow from his appearance in Indie Game: The Movie, although you more likely recognize the name because of our interview with him from a couple years ago. Knowing The Witness is finally happening is enough to make any game fan jump for joy! The trailer for the puzzle game can be seen below. The game will be available for PlayStation 4 and PC on January 26, 2016, with an iPad version expected later (although hopefully sooner than six years from now).
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.