News by Lindsay M., News Editor
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)!
Phoenix Wright spreads its wings and flies to new consoles
Someone over at Capcom made just about the best decision ever: it’s time for the original Phoenix Wright trilogy to fly the coop to new lands, namely, consoles that aren’t Nintendo! Capcom made the announcement during a TGS 2018 stage event, but here’s the specific trailer since it’s the only one that matters:
The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will include the first three times of the series, Ace Attorney, Justice For All, and Trials and Tribulations. That’s 14 chapters of Phoenix Wright goodness! English and Japanese are both available language settings. It’s already been released on the 3DS; you can read our review here.
I think I’m most fond of the series because it first introduced me to visual novels, and this one involves something else I love: law and order and courtroom battles! The Trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Here’s the first gameplay of Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!
This news is short and sweet, as all you really need to do is watch the below video from 16:45 to 24:00 to see the first gameplay from Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! on the Nintendo Switch.
This gameplay footage was, as you can see, shown off during a Square Enix TGS live stream. The game was announced during a Nintendo Direct earlier this month.
In addition to being released for the Switch, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! is also coming to the PlayStation 4. Both releases should be simultaneous, and sometime during the first quarter (January through March) of next year.
Delve further into madness in the second Call of Cthulhu gameplay trailer
Cyanide Studio’s Call of Cthulhu may be based on Lovecratian legend, but something about it reminds me very much of Eternal Darkness and it makes me want to get my hands on it that much more. This new gameplay trailer further shows PI Edward Pierce’s decent into madness as he investigates Darkwater Mansion.
Filled with unsettling conspiracies, bizarre cults, and the Old Ones, Call of Cthulhu is based on Chaosium’s tabletop RPG of the same name, and has Pierce coming to the mansion to investigate posteriors deaths. He’ll need to investigate for clues, gain expertise in medicine and occultism, avoid those he cannot beat, and fight those he can. Knowledge is both a blessing and a curse, as the more Pierce learns of the horrors the further he falls into the depths of insanity.
Call of Cthulhu is published by Focus Home Interactive, with both digital and retail pre-orders available now. It will be released on October 30 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. I’ve given it extensive coverage via the CUC and I can’t wait to hide during the darkness of Halloween and scare myself silly.
TGS 2018 brought us a new trailer for Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists
Gust’s heroines are about to come together in Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, and thanks to the Tokyo Game Show we now know a bit more about the upcoming title, thanks to a new trailer.
Here is the trailer, originally shown during a stage event:
Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World is coming to PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and Switch in Japan; that release date is scheduled for December 13. North America and Europe will get the game later this (Northern) winter on PC (instead of Vita), PlayStation 4, and Switch.