The catch-up coffee: Monday, May 30, 2022

Miku, murder, and fishing

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Welcome to Digitally Downloaded’s weekly catch-up news feature, the catch-up coffee. 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)!

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+ is now available for PC

Considering you’re here at Digitally Downloaded, it’s likely you know of our love for all things Miku (Matt S. is particularly obsessed). Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix (AKA Hatsune Miku Project Diva Mega39) is one of the great titles featuring the vocaloid, and until now it’s never been available for PC. But it’s time for that to change! Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+ is now available for PC via Steam.

The game features of 170 songs (more if you get the bundle, I’ll explain later). There are over 500 hairstyles, costumes, and accessories to dress Miku and her friends. I love that there are two different visual style options available (Mega Mix and Future Tone). There are multiple modes, include Custom Playlist and a T-Shirt Edition. On Steam, there are two versions of the game available. The standard edition includes the game. The VIP Bundle adds 72 playable songs and unlocks all cosmetic items immediately.

Developed and published by Sega, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+ is now available for PC via Steam. It originally released for Nintendo Switch in 2020.

Fishing Paradiso leaving mobile exclusivity, coming to PC and Switch this week

The bad news? You’re dead. The good news? You’re in heaven! In Fishing Paradiso, players wake up into the afterlife, on a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean. All those Hollywood heaven ideas are nowhere in sight: no pearly gates, no chorus of angels. Instead, there is just a couple palm trees and one heck of an annoying bird. This is the just the beginning of Fishing Paradiso, which will be released for PC and Nintendo Switch this week.

There’s no shelter, no food, just an old fishing rod. Before long, players will also have a boat and a phone, and with these tools they gain the ability to go on fishing expeditions. There are other citizens of the afterlife, and they’ll have requests that need to be filled. The more filled requests, the more the world opens up. There is a great mystery to solve, involving the legendary God Fish. The gameplay is basically set in a loop, and promises to start off as relaxing but get more challenging as the narrative progresses.

Developed and published by Odencat, Fishing Paradiso will be released for PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch on June 2. It first launched for iOS and Android in 2019.

From Dream Daddy to Murder

First, Game Grumps made a game about dating daddies (Dream Daddy). Now they’ve taken a very sharp turn into psychological horror with Homebody, a narrative-driven game inspired by 80s slasher flicks. The team at Game Grumps took the narrative values they learned when making Dream Daddy and used them in this new game with completely different tone and mechanics. Homebody is best described a survival horror puzzle game where you catch up with old friends and try not to get murdered.

Emily and her friends from college gather at a remote rental house to watch a meteor shower. They’re trying to push the past behind them and rekindle their original bonds, but there are some issues they are struggling to overcome regardless. Then the power goes out, and an unknown killers starts killing the friends one by one. Escaping the house will be impossible at first, but the game is designed for multiple attempts to be made (a similar tool is used in Twelve Minutes). The house is filled to the brim with puzzles that will need to be solved.

Developed by Game Grumps and published by Rogue Games, Homebody will be releases for PC via Steam/Epic and various consoles later this year. Console specifics are currently unknown.

Check out this new gameplay trailer for The Quarry

Supermassive Games has some great… well, games. That includes The Dark Pictures Anthology and Until Dawn, some of the great horror games of our time. It’s next title is The Quarry, a teen horror narrative game that features an already-iconic cast that includes David Arquette (Scream franchise), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Justice Smith (Jurassic World), Brenda Song (Dollface), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Lin Shaye (A Nightmare on Elm Street). Last week, a new trailer featuring gameplay footage was released, making us even more eager for the game’s launch.

It’s the last day of summer camp. The sun is setting. The teen counsellors at Hackett’s Quarry are throwing a party. No kids, no adults, no rules. You can practically already feel things going wrong knowing that alone. The teens end up being hunted by blood-drenched locals and something else, something more sinister. Relationships either build or break under the stress of it all. The difficulty is adjustable (yay!) and there’s also Movie Mode that plays it out as a cinematic thriller.

Developed by Supermassive Games and published by 2K, The Quarry will be released for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One on June 10.

Lindsay picked up an NES controller for the first time at the age of 6 and instantly fell in love. She began reviewing GBA games 20 years ago and quickly branched out from her Nintendo comfort zone. She has has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

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