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)!
Headspun is an FMV/adventure game you just need to know about
I’m about a week late on this news (I’m now tanned and well-rested after a bit of a vacation) but it’s so darned exciting I need to talk about it anyway. I’m a huge fan of contemporary FMV titles, including The Shapeshifting Detective. This one is a bit different though: Headspun is an FMV/adventure hybrid game set in a 2D environment, the Cortex. The trailer shows it off quite well:
The Cortex is really the inside of Theo’s ‘broken’ brain. The staff inside watch his life unfold via live-action sequences, also making decisions for him and running his brain’s cognitive operations. The player takes over as Ted; he’s a rational, human personification of Theo’s character. Ted has his opinions about what’s best for Theo but Teddy, the emotional representation of Theo’s mind, doesn’t always agree. The game follows the relationship between Ted and Teddy, ultimately focusing on the war between emotion and logic that occurs in everyone’s brain.
Headspun will launch digitally for Nintendo Switch, PC/Mac (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 28.
Celebrate the Catherine: Full Body demo with a new trailer
Atlus has launched its demo of Catherine: Full Body across the Americas and Europe, so if you want a sneak peek of the Catherine remake, this demo is the place to get it. There’s also a new “Decisions” trailer:
The demo is meant to tantalize your senses, showing off improved visuals and gameplay, new music, enhanced multiplayer options, and more.
Catherine: Full Body is already available for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan; it will launch in the Western territories on September 3 for PlayStation 4 alone.
Solo: Islands of the Heart is coming to consoles
Originally launched for PC in April 2019, Solo: Islands of the Heart is set to come to consoles this week. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s a trailer to whet your appetite:
Solo: Islands of the Heart is a puzzle game about love, set on dream-like islands. Each individual’s experience will be different, as the game will hold different meanings depending on who you are. It promises a branching narrative in combination with its block-based puzzles. You don’t have to work, though: you could always play guitar, or feed animals, or just sit and thinks.
The game will launch for PlayStation 4 on July 30 in North America and July 31 in Europe, Xbox One on July 31 worldwide, and Nintendo Switch on August 1.
Infiltrate a cult in The Church in the Darkness, now with a release date!
It’s the late 1970s, fictionally at least, and the Walkers lead the Collective Justice Mission, a group labelled as radicals that feel persecuted by the government. To flee this perceived attack, they bring their follows to a South American jungle and build Freedom Town. The problem? Nobody on the outside world knows what happens there.
You’ll play as Vic, an ex-cop who has snuck into the town to check on his nephew. How you infiltrate is up to you: go in guns blazing, or chose a stealth path. And even if you get to Alex, he may not be willing to leave with you… if you even want to leave yourself.
The Church in the Darkness will launch for Nintendo Switch, PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this week, on August 2.