The catch-up coffee: Thursday, March 15, 2018

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News by 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)!

There’s a new patch for Final Fantasy XIV, bringing plenty more stuff to do!

– Matt S.

Anyone who thought Final Fantasy XIV was fading hasn’t been paying attention. The game is going as strong as ever, and Square Enix has just released a massive new patch – patch 4.25 – which adds an awful, awful lot to the game.

Through the patch, which is of course free with your ongoing subscription to the game, you get a whole new region to explore – Eureka Anemos, or The Forbidden Land – which offers new combat challenges and huge team co-operative play opportunities.

There are, of course, more new powerful weapons to obtain, and as an added bonus, there’s another chapter in the game’s Sherlock Holmes satire and homage, Hildibrand. That guy’s ongoing saga is worth playing the game for all in itself.

SEGA Genesis Classics comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC

– Matt S.

SEGA has put its Genesis games on just about every platform known to mankind, but it’s always good to see these packages of games come together, because they’re good value, and it’s something we haven’t got on our modern consoles just yet.

The Sega Genesis Classics release, coming on May 29, will have over 50 games, including just about every game you could remember from that great console:

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Soldier
Altered Beast
Beyond Oasis
Bio-Hazard Battle
Bonanza Bros.
Columns II
Comix Zone
Crack Down
Decap Attack
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
Dynamite Headdy
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco: The Tides of Time
Ecco Jr.
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Eternal Champions
Fatal Labyrinth
Gain Ground
Galaxy Force II
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Gunstar Heroes
Kid Chameleon
Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole
Light Crusader
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Shadow Danger
Shining Force
Shining Force II
Shining in the Darkness
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic Spinball
Space Harrier II
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage II
Streets of Rage 3
Super Thunder Blade
Sword of Vermillion
Vectorman 2
Virtua Fighter 2
Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

Wonder Boy in Monster World

It’s worth buying just for those Phantasy Star games, truth be told. I am genuinely disappointed this isn’t on Nintendo Switch though. How awesome would that have been!

We’ll learn more about the next Tomb Raider very, very soon

– Matt S. 

A new splash website has confirmed that we’ll get all the details we could want about the next in Square Enix’s venerable Tomb Raider franchise within the next couple of hours. Here’s the website, if you want to see it for yourself:

The reboot of Tomb Raider proved to be a massive success, and the sequel was, to many, the perfect example of a blockbuster action game done well. You could accuse the games of being a bit too similar to Uncharted at times, but Lara Croft is a far better character than Nathan Drake, anyway.

With the reboot of the series’ film franchise, as well, Tomb Raider as a property is going from strength to strength at the moment. We can’t wait to see what’s involved in this reveal.

A Portuguese developer is making an action RPG, and it looks fiiiiiine

– Matt S.

Rising Star Games has announced that it will be publishing Decay of Logos, an action RPG developed in Portugal by Amplify Creations. This one will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The full suite!

The game promises to play true to the RPG tradition, and based on the teaser screen we have, looks heavily inspired by the Zelda: Breath of the Wild aesthetics. The press release below:

Decay of Logos is an immersive action role-playing game inspired by the developer’s love and passion for European folklore, high fantasy fiction and archetypal classic third-person action-RPG videogames. The game hails from the imagination of lead game designer and programmer André Constantino and is developed by award-winning independent software organization Amplify Creations.

The game sees players exploring a vast interconnected world, packed with secret locations and items to discover. Adventurers will engage in deadly and punishing combat with other-worldly enemy constructs, and discover a world filled with arcane lore as they unravel the intricacies of the game’s various weapon, armour, inventory and level-up systems and mechanics.

Decay of Logos weaves a tale of a girl and her elk companion, who meet after her village is destroyed by one of the King’s sons. Battered and oblivious of the culprit behind the attack, the girl will not rest until she has her revenge. During her quest she will unveil secrets about the King and his sons, slowly realizing that all is not what it seems.

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