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Monday, January 7, 2019

The catch-up coffee: Monday, January 7, 2019


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)!

Panties, coming soon to a Switch near you!


Writing for DDnet gives me the opportunity to say odd statements, such as the one above, that still make perfect sense. Panty Party, a title originally released for PC about two years ago, will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in Japan this spring. Don't worry, it has an English language option!


Warriors of Love need to save the world from evil, and themselves from being transformed into panties. It's a mad, mad world. The game's description promises "high speed battles... with panties!" so... there's that?

Panty Party is meant to be a riské spoof, and that it is. The art of panties. The music of panties. It is all there. The Switch version will include exclusive content (ew, I know, I'm sorry for saying it) although what that entails is currently under wraps.

Don't miss this: Clannad is coming to the Switch!


If you haven't played Clannad yet... well, I honestly have no idea how you've avoided it. The romantic visual novel was first released to PC in early 2004, also being posted to PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PSP, Xbox 360, and Android; however, only the PC and PS4 versions include English text. That's set to change as Clannad comes to the Nintendo Switch in Japan.


Published by Prototype, the Japanese Switch version of Clannad will feature both Japanese and English text, so you can finally get in an good old-fashioned ugly cry during your commute. It will be released digitally this spring.

Clannad is about a teenager from a broken home with an alcoholic, gambling-addicted father. When his father causes him harm, Tomoya begins distancing himself from his peers, until he meets a mysterious girl on the way to school and his life is turned upside down most unexpectedly.

Console version of RPG Maker delayed in the West


Originally set to launch on February 26, NIS America has announced that the Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of RPG Maker MV are being delayed in North America and Europe. Here's the most recent English trailer, from last summer:


The game-making software has already been released to Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan, although that Xbox One version has also seen a delay and hasn't launched yet.

According to NIS America, the delay is due to ongoing issues with development. As such, the release is postponed to a later date in 2019, not yet determined. As always, I'd rather see a delay than an incomplete product at launch, so it's hopefully worth the wait!

Legrand Legacy coming to consoles beginning this month


Semisoft's debut title, Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds, originally launched for PC in 2017, and it is getting ready to make the leap to consoles via publisher Another Indie.


Legrand Legacy is described as a love letter to JRPGs, but Ginny gave it a lacklustre score in her review. It's visually beautiful, but otherwise absolutely flawed.

The Nintendo Switch version will launch via the Nintendo eShop on January 24. The game will also be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, although these releases aren't dated yet.


The catch-up coffee: Monday, January 7, 2019
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