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)!
Ms. Marvel added to the roster of Marvel’s Avengers
Crystal Dynamic’s Marvel’s Avengers is set to release on several platforms on May 15, 2020, and until then we can expect information to slowly trickle in. This isn’t a trickle, though, as Ms. Marvel has a big role to play in the game. The new iteration of Ms. Marvel was huge (ha!) right out of the gate; originally Carol Danvers, AKA Captain Marvel, the new Ms. Marvel appeared in comics in mid-2013 and had her own series less than a year later. Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan, a Jersey City teenager who was explored to the Terrigen Mist during A-Day. The exposure givers her polymorphic powers. Watch a character trailer here:
Ms. Marvel will add to the game’s playable character roster, which also includes Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, The Hulk, and Captain America. She is integral to bringing the disbanded Avengers back together, as she discovers a shocking conspiracy and needs their help. You’ll actually begin the game as Ms. Marvel, adding the other characters as they come into the story.
“An optimistic fan girl of the Avengers, Kamala Khan is the perfect character for the story we’re telling in Marvel’s Avengers,” said Shaun Escayg, Creative Director and Writer at Crystal Dynamics. “Telling our story of Kamala’s coming-of-age brings a fresh, hopeful perspective to the gameplay experience and her unique abilities as Ms. Marvel make her a character every person can relate to and will want to play. Kamala Khan is one of the unique characters that makes our game stand apart from any Avengers story experienced before.”
Stranded Sails coming to consoles later this month
If you are subscribed to Apple Arcade, or if you’re a PC player, you may have already had the chance to play Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands. The open-world pirate adventure reminds me of many series I have fond memories with, including Harvest Moon. Here’s a gameplay trailer from Gamescom:
In Stranded Sails, you begin by setting off for frigid climate in your ship… but you end up washed ashore a mysterious tropical archipelago instead. You’ll need to gather resources, explore the islands, and find your shipwrecked shipmates. The best part? There are mysteries afoot here, and you’ll get to solve them.
Stranded Sales will be released digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 17.
This terrifying series is set to make its Switch debut
You know it, you love it, you hate how scared it makes you: Corpse Party! The first title of the series set to be released for the Nintendo Switch (and PC simultaneously) is Blood Drive. Here’s an announcement trailer:
That’s right, we only need to wait until October 10 to get Corpse Party: Blood Drive into our Switch-laden hands. The game picks up two months after Corpse Party: Book of Shadows, and is considered the conclusion to the Heavenly Host story arc.
The survivors of Kisaragi Academy’s trip to a hellish elementary school care struggling to preserve the memories of those who didn’t return. There’s one option, though: the Book of Shadows. The class president used it once to try and revive dead friends and it made everything worse, and despite it being currently missing she is obsessed with getting back to the hellish Heavenly Host to finally make things right.
Return of the Obra Dinn sets sail to consoles this month
Currently available for PC, Lucas Pope’s Return of the Obra Dinn is set to launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 18. This was announced via Pope’s Twitter account:
Return of the Obra Dinn releases on October 18th for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One! pic.twitter.com/2r35Rw4eXP
— Lucas Pope (@dukope) October 3, 2019
Return of the Obra Dinn follows an insurance adjuster trying to solve the mystery of an ill-fated ship that disappeared for five years before drifting ashore. The player will need to explore and use logical deduction to figure out what happened.
Pope’s previous game, Papers, Please, was both enjoyable and thought-provoking and I’d expect the same of Obra Dinn.