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)!
This War of Mine heading to the Switch in a Complete Edition
It’s a busy month for 11 bit studios, as This War of Mine is getting another Stories DLC chapter for PC as the title hits its fourth anniversary. But something was still missing: a version for the Nintendo Switch. But don’t worry, that’s coming on November 27.
This War of Mine: Complete Edition includes all previous DLC: The Little Ones, War Child, and even Stories: Father’s Promise. It will also include all future DLC for free, such as the remaining Stories chapter(s).
This War of Mine is a war game like no other, where the player takes on the roll of a civilian trapped with other civilians in a war-torn city. It’s available on just about every platform imaginable, but here is our review of it for the iPad.
Oh dear: Nelke gets delayed in Japan
It’s not the worst news ever, and I do really appreciate any developer that can say look, we need a bit more time to perfect this game. And that is what Gust and publisher Koei Tecmo have done. Let’s remember why any wait it worth it for Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World in this first English trailer, released last month:
Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World was scheduled to be released on December 13 in Japan. The new date for that territory in January 31, 2019. This version will be available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita.
This change puts it more in line with the Western launch of the game, set for “early 2019.” These North American and European versions will also be available for Switch and PlayStation 4, but there will be no Vita version. Instead, it will be replaced with a version for PC.
Gato Studio adds a familiar name to The Waylanders Team
Can you imagine what it would be like if your dream job was locked behind a stretch goal on Kickstarter? This was the position a former Telltale writer found herself in, but luckily, the studio has realized this was a mistake. An outspoken support from the beginning, Emily Grace Buck (formerly of Telltale Games) will officially be joining The Waylanders writing team.
In a statement, Buck reflected on her work with Telltale, stating: “My time at Telltale allowed me to experiment with all kinds of ways to help players emotionally invest in games, and have agency over their relationships with NPCs… while still giving those non-player characters agency as well.” She goes on to express gratitude at the opportunity to work on The Waylanders, saying, “I can’t wait to use my previous narrative experience and my love for this genre to bring you what I hope will be a delightful and robust gaming journey through the world of the Celts!”
The Waylanders’ Kickstarter campaign has a little over a week left, if you’re interested in pledging. For more information, check out our story from the campaign’s start.
Phoenix Wright trilogy dated in Japan
In my oh-so-humble opinion, there is no such thing as too much Phoenix Wright. Not only was Ace Attorney my introduction to visual novels, it was the point where I learned to really appreciate and seek out the Japanese flair that studded the title. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is set to be released both in Japan and Western continents, but those of us in the West must be patient while awaiting a firm date.
We’ll have new information to share on the western release date of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for PS4, XB1, Switch, and PC soon. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/efFayQcSSP
— Ace Attorney (@aceattorneygame) November 7, 2018
Meanwhile, here’s what we know about the Japanese Trilogy. It will launch digitally for Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox on on February 21; a PC version via Steam will come a few months later. The game will be also have physical versions for the Switch and PlayStation 4.
There will be four editions available. The physical standard edition and the digital standard edition are straightforward enough. The Collector’s Edition includes the physical game for Switch or PlayStation 4, a 24-track soundtrack CD, and an e-Capcom-exclusive purchase bonus (huh?) of a Steel Samurai Card. The Complete Edition will include everything from the Collector’s Edition, plus a DVD of “The Saiban Show,” mini canvas art, and an Acrylic Blue Badger construction kit.