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!
This new Vocaloid duo is one to watch
Until this point, the most successful Vocaloids have been women – looking at you, Hatsune Miku! But that is set to change with the newest Vocaloids on the scene: a boyband duo called Eight of Triangle, featuring Kazuto and Ray. They were created by Toei Company, the business behind Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. Eight of Triangle is set to release a CD and perform live concerts, and will have tons of merchandise of course. Don’t worry, we wouldn’t leave you without a glimpse of the pair: here’s a teaser for their first song!
Team17 snaps up Allison Road, Kickstarter cancelled
Team17 already has an amazing portfolio, consisting of the Worms franchise, The Escapists, Beyond Eyes, and more. Now they’ve added one more title to the list: Allison Road, a game which was previously looking for funds via Kickstarter. The Kickstarter page explains, “We have decided to withdraw the Kickstarter campaign to allow us to commit 100% to an opportunity that will give us the chance as a team to create the best game possible.” Allison Road is a first-person horror game that is certainly worth keeping an eye on; for now, here’s some pre-Alpha footage to whet your appetite.
Devil May Cry gets an art book
Art books are all the rage these days, from a broader look in Game Art by our very own Editor-in-Chief to game-specific ones such as The Art of Fallout 4. Now there is also Devil May Cry 3142: Graphic Arts, a 200+ page book that collects art from the first four games as well as the anime series. There are also interviews and a creator commentary. The “3142” in the title represents the chronological order of the Devil May Cry series; to play the series chronologically would mean playing 3, 1, 4, and 2 in that order.
Home Free is coming to PC, PlayStation 4
Randomly-generate open-world games can be great and dogs are awesome, and I’m sure this is something most of us can agree on. Take note, animal lovers: in Home Free you will play as a dog trying to make it in the big bad world. The game comes from Indie dev Kevin Cancienne, and the Kickstarter is still going for another week and a half.. A dozen dog breeds will be playable, and the dog must find food, shelter, friends, and maybe even a home.
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.