News by Lindsay M.

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 (and our favourite news anchor, Dee Dee)!

Trails of Cold Steel sequel gone gold, releasing soon

For those who, like us, poured several dozens of hours in Trails of Cold Steel, prepare your controllers once more. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II has gone gold and will be released on September 6. Hopefully you still keep your PlayStation 3 handy though, as the game will be released on the last-gen console as well as the PlayStation Vita. Those who purchased the Lionheart Edition of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will now be able to complete their collectable box, which has a space to store the sequel among its original contents. Trails of Cold Steel II will begin one month after the conclusion of its predecessor (which we loved) and introduce an Overdrive mode to the series, as well as new transport methods, new friends, and new foes. The game supports cross-save between platforms, and also grants bonuses for save data from the prior game. Any relationships gained at Thors Military Academy will even affect story elements.

Ubisoft shows off For Honor at Gamescom

Ubisoft is definitely all in with its upcoming action IP, For Honor. The game, originally introduced at E3 2015, features twelve playable characters; there are three legacies (Knight, Viking, Samurai) that each have four elite warriors. For Honor has a full story mode in addition to five multiplayer modes (Dominion, Brawl, Duel, Elimination, Skirmish). Keeping with the theme of offering all the choices, there are four types of heroes in each faction: well-balanced Vanguards, lethal Assassins, slow but resistant Heavies, and advanced hybrids. For Honor will be available on — you guessed it! — multiple platforms; players can chose to get it on PlayStation 4, PC, or Xbox One on February 14, 2017. If you expect to really love the game, there is a Collector’s Case of For Honor available for preorder down, containing the base game, digital deluxe pack, season pass, soundtrack, and more.

NieR: Automota is coming to PC

Square Enix has announced that NieR: Automota, the best surprise from E3 2015, will be coming to PC via Steam in addition to PlayStation 4. Expected early next year, the sequel to the cult-classic NieR tells the story of 2B, 9S, and A2 — androids battling to reclaim a dystopia overrun by machine lifeforms. NieR: Automota has some of the best in video games behind it, including producer Yosuke Saito, director Yoko Taro, and composer Keiichi Okabe from Monaco Inc.

The first MeiQ trailer is making us even more excited for it!

While Australians weep at the idea of being unable to purchase or import MeiQ: The Labyrinth of Death, the rest of the world is preparing for the upcoming game by Idea Factory and Compile Heart. In anticipation of the game’s MeiQ’s release, Idea Factory has released its first story trailer (above). An unknown entity is sleeping far below the four labyrinths of Southern Cross. Is it a friend or a foe to Estra? MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death will be released for the PlayStation Vita on September 13 in North America and September 16 in Europe.

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.
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