The catch-up coffee: Thursday, August 23, 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)!

Dontnod’s Twin Mirror gameplay details revealed

By Lindsay M., News Editor

It’s unbelievable, but true: it can be downright difficult to find fault in the games that French developer Dontnod creates. It started with Remember Me and took an unexpected turn into Life Is Strange; this year alone Vampyr has released, and Life Is Strange 2 is currently at center stage at its first episode is set to release next month. But that’s not all on the developer’s plate. We can’t forget about Twin Mirror, a psychological thriller set to debut to next year. Thanks to Gamescom, we have a new trailer that reveals gameplay details, and some more information regarding the anticipated title:

In Twin Mirror, you take on the role of an investigative journalist who is returning to his hometown to bury an old friend. It can’t be that simple, though, as Sam wakes up in his motel room drenched in blood with no memory of the past night. The first of two gameplay mechanics revealed is Sam’s Mind Palace, a place where he can access and recreate memories while also piecing together possible scenarios. It’s a bit rusty at first, but soon becomes one of Sam’s greatest assets.

The second mechanic is something called the Double. Whereas most of us have inner voices that sound like us, Sam’s is a classy-yet-sarcastic version of his actual self. However, the Double may not be able to be trusted, and your/Sam’s gut will often go against the advice of this mysterious voice. Twin Mirror’s first episode (of three) will be available early next year for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Luigi’s Mansion is ready to play on-the-go

By Lindsay M., News Editor

Almost anyone who has spoken to me knows my extreme exhaustion over the constant bombardment of being-ported-to-Switch announcements. I’m so tired of writing about it, in fact, that I rarely do so. But this game is being ported to the 3DS, so clearly my Switch-aversion doesn’t apply here!

As announced earlier this year, Luigi’s Mansion is coming to the 3DS. The game originally released for the Nintendo GameCube in 2001. The 3DS remake revisits the spooky mansion with Luigi, armed only with a flashlight and the Poltergust 3000. The goal is to capture ghosts, find treasures, and solve puzzles.

Luigi’s Mansion on the 3DS will be released on October 12. This version is being marketed as a remake but seems closer to a port with some extra features. The bottom screen becomes a map of the mansion, and the Gallery Battle Mode (exclusive to this version) allows you to re-challenge boss ghosts you’ve already encountered in the game.

Devil May Cry’s release date announced

By Lindsay M., News Editor

After being shown at Microsoft’s E3 briefing this year, Devil May Cry 5 became an instantly-desired title. After all, it’s been a decade since we saw the last entry. Keeping with the Microsoft-branded announcements, the upcoming title by Capcom had a presence at Microsoft’s Inside Xbox show at Gamescom, including a release date announcement (!!!) and a new trailer:

The trailer focuses on the logical, young demon hunter Nero. The seeds of a demon tree have been planted in Red Grave City. As the demons begin to take over the city, Nero arrives alongside partner Nico in the Devil Mat Cry motorhome. Nero loses the use of his right arm and relies on Nico to design and build different Devil Breaker arms that can be used strategically against the demons.

We have less than a year to wait, and not just by a little: Devil May Cry 5 will be released on March 8, 2019 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Anno 1800’s got a release date; three cheers for Anno!

By Matt S., Editor-in-Chief

Ubisoft’s take on a city builder, Anno, has been one of the more quietly underappreciated franchises in the French publisher’s catalogue over recent years, but hopefully this new one makes a splash, because it’s looking good.

Anno 1800 brings the franchise to the industrial revolution, which was a time in which all kinds of technological discoveries were being made, and life for humanity was rapidly improving (at the expense of the environment). In addition to the return of much of the classic Anno gameplay, this new one also offers the ability to send out expeditions to collect resources from all over the world, and a new “workforce” mechanic means managing factories is going to be more complex than ever. Also, you’ll be able to get colonial and “settle” South America.

This game releases exclusively on PC. The release date (hah, made you read the whole thing before getting to that) is February 26, 2019. So, it’s an early one in the new year to look forward to.

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