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)!
There’s a new trailer for Catherine: Full Body on Switch
Catherine: Full Body is set to hit the Nintendo Switch on July 7, physically and digitally, with pre-orders available now. The Switch version includes any currently-available add-ons: Catherine “Ideal Voice” Set, Playable Character Set, Persona 5 Joker Character/Commentary Set, and Horn-Rimmed Glasses. This week, Atlus released a new trailer titled “Fall Into Temptation,” which you can watch here:
Atlus has also detailed three new voice options available for the Switch version of Catherine: Full Body. Healing Flower is voiced by Kana Hanazawa, who voices Marie in Persona 4 Golden; this option makes Catherine’s voice gentle and flower. Saucy Kouhai is voiced by Ayana Taketatsu, who voices Labrys in Persona 4 Arena; it makes Catherin’s voice a tease. Intelligent Beauty is voiced by Marina Inoue, who voices Female Protagonist in Persona 3 Portable; it makes Catherine’s voice witty and mysteriously charming.
The game is a mature action-adventure puzzler about relationships and difficult choices. Vincent is afraid of commitment, and at the precipice of either giving in to a long-term relationship or running away. Tempted by a new romance, he finds himself trapped in a nightmare containing a crumbling tower made of blocks that he has to climb. There are 13 possible endings based on Vincent’s decisions along the way.
The adorable Button City expected to launch this year
Button City, developed by Subliminal Gaming, is a narrative-driven adventure game about friendship and community. It will be released for PC via Steam sometime this year. Here’s the reveal trailer:
Didn’t I promise it was adorable? The low poly graphics combined with the colour palette make the game extremely aesthetically appealing. It’s a world of pastel colours, spunky animals, rocking’ arcade games, and floating islands.
Fennel the fox is embarking on a quest with his animal friends to save their local arcade, which is being shit down by greedy fat cat Peppermint Pepperbottom. The player will make friends, play arcade games, solve puzzles, and complete tasks around town. There’s even a prize counter at the arcade that unlocks new costumes and game modes.
Beyond Blue gets a new trailer, more release dates
E-Line Media has announced that Beyond Blue, a single-player narrative adventure game that launched on Apple Arcade last month, will be released for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 11. There is a version in development for the Nintendo Switch; it will be available at a later date. There’s also a new trailer for the game:
The trailer focuses on Ocean Insights, a series of 16 mini-documentaries that feature footage from Blue Planet II. These documentaries get unlocked as the player progresses through the game.
Beyond Blue brings science to oceanic video games, featuring the support of outreach initiative Ocean X. The story is about a crew of three scientist who have set out to test the Ocean Sense Network, which could shine a literal light on the depths of the ocean. There are eight dives to complete and 45 species to discover.
Eternal Hope to launch this August for PC, XB1 version expected
Developer Doublehit Games has announced that Eternal Hope, its adventure puzzle platformer, will be released for PC via Steam on August 6. An Xbox One version should launch later this year. The game is heavily inspired by the artistic stylings of Studio Ghibli and promises an emotional and thought-provoking story. Here’s the latest trailer:
Eternal Hope follows Ti’bi on an unusual journal to bring his girlfriend’s soul back from a purgatory-like realm called the Shadow World. He will travel between dimensions until he finds his lost love’s final resting place. Along the way, he’ll also unearth ancient secrets that no living person was meant to discover.
The new friends Ti’bi meets will aid him with new skills and resources. Not everyone is friendly, though, as ghoulish beasts lurk in the shadows. Players will have to use intuition and quick thinking to complete puzzles and continue forward on their quest.