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)!
Control the news with this title heading to console
Released on PC via Steam in October of last year, Headliner: NoviNews sits at a remarkable 95% positive player reviews. And great news (get it?) for consoles players, as the title comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 11.
Headliner: Nova News is set in a fictional country named Novistan. Players take on the role of a Headliner, a chief editor at NoviNews. The job entails choosing which stories run while still striking the delicate balance between covering local politics and social sentiment. After the decision is made, you’ll leave the office and experience any consequences that may follow.
There are three main characters aside from the Headliner. Evie is your coworker, worried about growing xenophobic sentiment. Justic is an aspiring comedians who struggles with social anxiety. And Rudy is a single father, trying to keep is store afloat while the mega-mart opens next door. Each day, the Headliner will encounter these people and see how their lives are evolving with your choice of news.
Bloober Team’s Blair Witch is coming to PS4
You know Bloober Team – it’s the developer behind one of our favourite horror series here at DDnet, Layers of Fear. Well, it was also behind the recently-released Blair Witch video game for PC and Xbox One, and that game is now set to launch digitally for PlayStation 4 on December 3. A physical release will follow, but no date has been given.
Blair Witch on PS4 will be updated a bit from the first iteration, with “gameplay and technical enhancements,” whatever that means. And players will be able to customise their canine friend – a feature that will be available for PC and Xbox One via the Good Boy Pack.
The game is set in 1996, when a young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. Ellis, a former cop with a troubled history, and her dog Bullet join in on the search for the boy, but she soon discovers the horrors within the woods. It’s a first-person experience with various narratives to follow based on the players’ reactions.
Weekly Famitsu details mobile Utawarerumono game
The current issue of Weekly Famitsu contains loads of great information about Utawarerumono: Lost Flag, the mobile game set to launch in Japan later this month. The official Twitter account for the game has also been sharing informational videos, such as the one below about an event scene.
『うたわれるもの ロストフラグ』紹介動画 02＜イベントシーン＞ 先日に続き、ロスフラの紹介動画をお届けします。 今回はイベントシーンの一部を少しお見せいたしますね！ ちょっと気になるワードも!? ※画面は開発中のものです。#うたわれ #ロスフラ pic.twitter.com/b1bHBaDPxC
— うたわれるもの ロストフラグ 公式 (@Utaware_LF) October 25, 2019
Utawarerumono: Lost Flag is set in a different world than the Utawarerumono trilogy. Why you’re there will be revealed as the story progresses. The world is meant to be immersive, pulling players in while they continue the narrative.
Over 20 characters will appear, with more to come post-launch. You can befriend new characters through gatcha, although there are some that won’t be befriended unless you progress the story. Character rarities are shown by a number of stars, which can be increased through training.
This one-button game is all about saying no
Some of us struggle immensely with saying no; I am definitely one of those people, and have had many therapists try to tell me saying no is okay. It hasn’t been hammered into my head yet, but maybe now it will, thanks to the magic of video games. Enter Say No! More.
Say No! More is a one-button game. It follows the player as they start an internship where they’re constantly bullied into saying yes. You find a self-help tape titled Say No! More, and thus begins your adventure of no. You’ll have to find more cassette tapes to help you grow a stronger and louder “no.”
The game will be launched next (Northern) summer for PC, iOS, and Nintendo Switch.