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DigitallyDownloaded.net Newsletter - September 17, 2022

DigitallyDownloaded.net Newsletter - September 17, 2022
By Matt S - Editor-in-Chief • Issue #83 • View online
All I can say is that I wish, SO MUCH, that I could be at Tokyo Game Show this year. After two years of being a virtual-focused event, we finally have a full physical event… and so for the first time in over a decade, I’m missing a TGS that I could have, in theory, attended.
Sad.
The Japanese games industry certainly looks healthy at the moment. You only need to see the lineup of games that Nintendo was showing off in its most spectacular Direct yet to see that (scroll down to our summary of it if you missed the show itself earlier this week). Japan might not be dominating the AAA space any longer, but that’s okay since the more creative games are coming from the developers over there instead.
Finally, for this week, we’re sharing the covers of the Dee Dee Zine, which will be published next week. Don’t forget that everyone that supports us on Patreon, for as little as $1/month, gets full access to the magazine - a 56-page deal, filled with games, books, film and more, all from Japan. It’s the cheapest magazine subscription you’ll ever find, and, in addition, you’re directly supporting all the words we write each week on the site. Click here to support us.
Have a great weekend, everyone! Play many amazing games!

Reviews Of The Week
Review: Amnesia: Memories (Nintendo Switch)
Review: Easy Come Easy Golf (Nintendo Switch)
Review: Splatoon 3 (Nintendo Switch)
Review: PBA Bowling 2023 (Nintendo Switch)
More From DDNet!
Recap: Nintendo Direct (September 13, 2022)
Recap: PlayStation State of Play (September 13, 2022)
Babylon’s Fall lasted less than a year – we need to kill “live services” for good
Interesting games on itch.io: September 12
From The Friends Of DDNet Around The Web
New Releases: September 15th-21st, 2022 - Tech-Gaming
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R - Review - NookGaming
Ubisoft Forward 2022: Assassin’s Creed Showcase – GameCritics.com
Cut to the Core is a highly underrated horror experience
Time loop JRPG meets rural '80s Japan in Loop8: Summer of Gods - Shindig
Train Sim World 3 review - Tech-Gaming
This Month's Dee Dee Zine Covers!
Time rolls around so quickly! It feels like just last week that we published the last Dee Dee Zine, but no, it was a full month ago, and it’s time to reveal the covers for the September edition, ahead of the magazine going live next week!
On the front cover we have a first for the magazine - a boy! It’s Micah, our newest mascot, who will play a pivotal role in visual novels and the like to come.
Then on the back cover, to continue the sporting theme this month, we’ve got Nettie dressed up in a cheerleader costume!
These both come from new artists that we haven’t worked with before at DDNet, so I hope you like them!
Our Favourite News This Week!
Here’s a seven-minute look at Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Bushiroad’s next card fighting game is releasing this November
ONI: Road to be the Mightiest Oni looks like a very fine time
Countryside Japanese farming is back… and no, it’s not Harvest Moon!
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Matt S - Editor-in-Chief

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