The catch-up coffee: April 1, 2024

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The Kindeman Remedy is launching for consoles next week

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been kind of obsessed with The Kindeman Remedy since I wrote about its PC release date in a catch-up from last October. The game is described as a blasphemous management simulation game; it is also described as “the most blasphemous, diabolical, and insane management game ever created.” The The Kindeman Remedy follows Doctor Carl Kindeman, who is scorned and hated by the entire medical community due to his… “questionable”… methods. With nowhere left to go, he accepts a job at an appalling prison. No one will notice his experiments there, and maybe he can even restore his reputation.

Here is a trailer for the PC version of the game from November 2023:

Do whatever you want with the inmates. Let them scream dying on the electric chair, or chose to save them to use for your research. You can melt their bones. Burn their intestines. Maul them to death. It’s not all play, though: upgrade and use eight different rooms, manage resources, work with substances, and conduct experiments. There is a story element to the game, complete with multiple endings and unlockable events.

Developed by Troglobytes Games and published by 3D Realms, The Kindeman Remedy will be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series, and Xbox One on April 11. It is currently available for PC via Steam.

The Bridge Curse 2: The Extrication coming West with PQube

First came The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation, a horror game adaptation of The Bridge Curse (a 2020 film). It was released for PC in 2022, and all console versions were published by eastasiasoft about a year later. I don’t know the ins and outs of it but with The Bridge Curse 2: The Extrication, Game Source Entertainment will be publishing in Japan/Asia; and last week, it was announced that PQube will be the game’s Western publisher.

The Bridge Curse 2: The Extrication is a survival horror adventure set at Wen Hua University, which is renowned in Taiwan for its folklore and ghost stories. A group of film club students, trying to recruit new members, set up a Carnival of Horror in an infamously haunted building. As soon as they start to shoot the event, the line between fiction and reality blurs as inexplicable events begin to happen. Players will take on the roll of four different characters while evading (or confronting) ghosts, solving puzzles, and unearthing a rather sinister conspiracy.

Developed by Softstar Entertainment and published in the West by PQube, The Bridge Curse 2: The Extrication will be released for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series in 2024. In Japan/Asia, the same platforms were announced but with the addition of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The story begins for Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

It is not a stretch to say that the original version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that launched in 2004 is one of the top two titles in the series. Soon, we’ll know how the 2024 version for Nintendo Switch compares to the decades-old original – but for now, how about a new trailer? “Our Story Begins” an awfully long time ago in a strange and far-off land… take a look!

The plot of the game revolves around collecting the crystal stars before the X-Nauts do. Armed with a map and the help of some locals, Mario heads out into a paper world to get to the crystal stars first. He’ll meet all sorts of interesting folks, and some of them need help with their own quests or join your party. Other characters (like Peach and Bowser) have their own tales that play about between Mario’s chapters. To succeed, level up Mario and his friends, master timing-based attacks and badges, and use all the cool abilities that come with being made of paper.

Developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door will be released for Nintendo Switch on May 23.

A new sequel/prequel in The Coma series has been announced

The Coma 2B: Catacomb is a bit odd, as it really is both a sequel and a prequel. It happens after the events of The Coma but before the events of The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters. It follows Youngho Choi, the protagonist in the first title, who must venture from the mirror dimension of reality to survive. This warped Sehwa district has engaging characters, puzzles, clues, and a fight for survival against a psycho. Running (making noise) and a lit flashlight don’t make for good camouflage, so balance urgency or exploration with the need to survive.

Here is the trailer, from Gematsu:

Hoping to escape from the Vicious Sister’s hands, Youngho collects pages of notes from Yaesol to find a powerful sword that can be used against the Vicious Sister. Unexpectedly, he finds a massive facility beneath Dokaebi Market. And the unexpected occurs again when an unwanted invader comes to the mirror dimension… someone with ties to Yaesol.

Developed by Dvora Studio and published by Headup Games, The Coma 2B: Catacomb will be released for PC via Steam in Q3 2024.

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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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