The catch-up coffee: Monday, August 27, 2018

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News by Lindsay M. and 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)!

It’s about time! Senran Kagura is coming to the Switch

By Lindsay M., News Editor

The headline says it all, doesn’t it? Senran Kagura Reflexions brings the girls out of battle and into your hands, as you get to know them in a new way. Perfect for the Nintendo Switch’s rumble technology. I bet you’d rather watch a trailer than read my ramblings about it, though:

The game allows you to become, ahem, personally acquainted with Asuka by melting away her stresses using your hands or any one of the tools available in-game. Believe it or not, Senran Kagura Reflexions has a branching storyline depending on how you interact with her; there are seven different situations and six unique endings.

Other girls will be added via DLC later on, including Yumi, Murasaki, Ryōna, and Yomi. Senran Kagura Reflexions is coming to the Switch on September 13.

New Call of Cthulhu gameplay trailer gives us the creeps

By Lindsay M., News Editor

Every since I played The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (and yes, I’m still talking about it), either there’s been an influx in Cthulhu-based titles or some form of confirmation bias, but good golly is the infamous Lovecraftian character everywhere. The upcoming title of the theme I’m most excited for is easily Cyanide’s Call of Cthulhu, based on Chaosium’s pen-and-paper RPG game of years past. And thanks to Gamescom and Focus Home Interactive, we’ve got a new four-minute gameplay trailer to share!

The trailer begins with Edward Pierce’s introduction to Hawkins Mansion. Though early in the game, the madness is already seeping through. To uncover the truth of the Hawkins family’s mysterious deaths, you’ll be finding clues, speaking to locals, sifting through crime scenes, and fighting dangers both physical and mental.

Turn out the lights and put those pumpkins away, because you’ll be busy on Halloween. Call of Cthulhu is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 30.

Eastasiasoft expands its physical Switch lineup with RXN -Raijin-

By Lindsay M., News Editor

I tend to favour digital games, but with the enormous cost of expanding the Nintendo Switch’s storage space, I am definitely all about the physical for that console. Needless to say, I was excited to hear that eastasiasoft is doubling its physical Switch collection from one to two, thanks to Gulti’s RXN -Raijin-. Here’s a trailer:

RXN -Raijin- is based on arcade shooters but designed for the Switch, fully utilizing its wide screen to show off its graphics. The visuals aren’t all to marvel at, as Yuzo Koshiro has composed the main title music. The game is a celebration of Gulti’s ten years past as well as its future.

The physical Switch release will be available in Asia this September, in both a Standard and Limited Edition. The Limited Edition (3,000 copies total) includes a physical copy of the game, collector’s box with alternate art, full-colour manual, art book, Steelbook, and collector’s certificate.

And we have the first DLC character for SNK Heroines!

By Matt S., Editor-in-Chief

SNK Heroines is shaping up to be a fan favourite fighting game. Filled with fanservice, but what looks like a stylish and accessible combat system, this game is shaping up to be a love letter to everything that fans have enjoyed about SNK fighting games over the years.

And now we have confirmation on what the first of the game’s DLC roster updates will bring. The character is Arthur from the Million Arthur series, and she is cute. Looking at her introductory trailer she looks like she’s all about the fast, nimble moves, which is just the kind of fighter I generally prefer in fighting games.

Arthur will be released on September 13, so close to the full game’s release (which is September 7 or thereabouts). No idea on how much it will cost at this stage.

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