News by Lindsay M.
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)!
Little Kitty, Big City coming to PC, consoles
Not since Catlateral Damage have I seen a video game about a cat acting so accurately like a cat, so it’s great to see that another cat-based game with realistic behaviour. Little Kitty, Big City was announced over the weekend during a Wholesome Games presentation. It follows… well, a little kitty in a big city. And the trailer is hilarious. Take a look:
A little kitty is lost, and needs to find its way back home. The cat definitely acts like one: it’s got a huge personality and chooses to do basically anything other than what it’s supposed to do. There’s a reason for the saying/joke about herding cats, because it’s a nightmare! The kitty will explore the city, make friends, wear some very cute hats, and leave a trail of chaos wherever it goes.
Developed and published by Double Dagger Studio, Little Kitty, Big City will be released in 2022 for consoles and PC. Specific consoles weren’t announced, but I hope there’s a wide array of choices.
The Kids We Were: Complete Edition launching over the next two months
A cinematic adventure game set in the 1980s, The Kids We Were is getting a Complete Edition on PC and Nintendo Switch. It follows a young boy who sets out on an incredible summer adventure. This edition includes the full original story, a new episode set after the end of the main game, and new collection items. Watch the trailer here, courtesy of Gematsu:
Minato arrives in Kagami, a small town that’s a sleepy Tokyo suburb. It’s no normal summer vacation though, as he plans to find his missing father who lives somewhere nearby. He quickly finds a notebook left for him, titled The Seven Mysteries. Finding his father becomes even more difficult when he has to travel not to a place, but to a time 23 years in the past.: the day his parents met.
Developed and published (at least on Steam) by GAGEX, The Kids We Were: Complete Edition will launch on December 2 for Nintendo Switch and January 12 for PC via Steam. It was originally launched for smartphone in February 2020.
Retro stock market simulator coming next year to PC, consoles
The name of this game makes me giggle because it sounds like what you’d call a fat cat. Ternox has announced that STONKS-9800: Stock Market Simulator in currently in development, and should ready to launch quite soon next year. It’s set in the 1980s-90s and promises a chill, retro vibe. Watch the trailer below:
There are three key parts to the game: buying stocks, catching the retro vibe, and getting stonks. When it comes to buying stocks, it involves buying, monitoring, and getting dividends. The player’s action will affect the market. Unlike in the 80s stock market, health matters, so don’t overwork or you’ll end up in the hospital! Catching retro vibes involves playing mini-games such as pachinko, reliving the time frame, and managing time. Getting stonks (the word still amuses me) means managing your company by having a controlling interest, buying real estate and cars, and watching your money pile grow.
Developed and published (at least on Steam), STONKS-9800: Stock Market Simulator will be released in Q1 2022 (the first few months of the year) for PC via Steam. Later in 2022 it will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series, and Xbox One.
A Short Hike is finally releasing for PlayStation, Xbox
Set in the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park, A Short Hike involves exploring the area while making your way to the summit. Meet other hikers, discover hidden treasure, and take in the world. Currently available for PC and Nintendo Switch, the developer has announced that it will be launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this week. Here’s the trailer:
There is no right path to take to the top of the mountain. Players can choose their own path and see where it leads. There’s also no rush: you can to a break to swim or to fish, or to just go in a new direction. Other hikers may prove useful, so it’s always worth stopping for a chat. The original soundtrack progresses dynamically as the wilderness is explored.
Developed by Whippoorwill, A Short Hike will be released on November 16 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. When played on an upgraded console, it will run at 4K resolution. The game was originally launched for PC in July 2019, with its Nintendo Switch launch happening in August 2020.