The catch-up coffee: Monday, August 5, 2019

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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)!

The next New Man’s Sky update is a doozy

No Man’s Sky took one heck of a beating upon its original release, but with each update it draws in new and returning players. The next update is three rolled into one, and has been titled Beyond. Here’s the trailer:

The update promises an expanded online experience which empowers players to meet and play together. But perhaps the biggest update is the addition of a VR mode, bringing No Man’s Sky to life in a new way. You can even fist-bump your peers, which is obviously the single most important part of the game to date.

Originally a time PlayStation 4 exclusive, No Man’s Sky is now also available for PC and Xbox One. That’s right, for once something hasn’t been ported to the Switch! The Beyond update will be released on August 14, and Hello Games plans on more updates in the future.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus release date revealed… for Japan

Don’t worry, Granblue Fantasy: Versus will be coming West via XSEED and Marvelous, we just don’t have those dates yet. But we do know that it will be released on February 6, 2020 in Japan. It will be available physically as standard or Premium Box editions, and digitally as standard and Deluxe editions.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus brings a new RPG mode to the fighting series, so the player can experience the title as though it were in RPG, or battle in Versus mode.

The title features familiar franchise faces. Gran is left with no choice but to battle against former allies as the Sky Realm depends into chaos. Even the airship, the Grandcypher, is back and ready to take flight.

Fatal Twelve is coming West as a digital exclusive

Sure, it’s been published for PC thanks to Sekai Games; but the more the merrier when it comes to visual novels on the PlayStation 4, right? The same version of the game drops the same say in Japan, including Japanese-only voiceovers with English and Japanese Text options… but this version is available both digitally and physically, while the Western version will be digital-only so it may be time to import. Here’s the opening cinematic:

Shishimai Rinka has many facets, from running a small café to being a high schooler. One day, she’s caught up in an explosion on the train and attempts to save her friend’s life, sacrificing her own. Instead of being welcome by death, she is returned to the café as though nothing had happened. Within a few days, however, she finds herself in a strange world with a girl claiming to be a goddess. Rinka is been a participant in Divine Selection, a ritual that allows people to undo their deaths.

Prototype has announced that it will release Fatal Twelve for the PlayStation 4 on August 8 in North America, but a European date hasn’t been set. This new version includes additional scenarios and some refined visuals.

There’s finally been an official announcement for Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

Originally leaked in May with Taiwanese rating for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] has now officially been announced (but with no console details).

This instalment in the 2D fighting franchise has been developed by French Bread and will feature a new playable character, Londrekia. Expect loads of balance changes and new moves, too.

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] will be released early next year. There’s no downloadable demo, but it will be playable at “special events.”

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