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New Releases: Week of 4/22/18

/ Apr 22nd, 2018 No Comments

The Swords of Ditto

April comes to a close with some intriguing new releases. After last week’s barn burner with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and God of War, April ends by giving players an opportunity to try out some promising indie games.

This week’s new releases include The Swords of Ditto and To Leave.

The Swords of Ditto – PS4, PC – April 24

The land of Ditto has been besieged by Mormo for as long as any citizen can remember. Ditto’s prosperity has always been defined by whether that era’s hero can triumph over Mormo or fails to stop her. It is a cycle of good’s attempt to stop evil’s tyranny and how the people thrive or suffer at the outcome.

Luckily, as the dark queen makes her return to Ditto a great hero rises from slumber. Armed with the legendary Sword of Ditto, the hero must make important decisions on how they’ll spend their time. There are only three days to stop Mormo, so use the time wisely.

The Swords of Ditto

The Swords of Ditto.

The Swords of Ditto is built around the cyclical nature of fighting Mormo. It is a micro-adventure. While you can head straight into the battle with Mormo, you can choose to explore dungeons, discover items, weapons and stickers, or destroy Mormo’s anchors to weaken her. How you use your time is up to your playstyle.

However, no matter how you choose to tackle your adventure, all the decisions you make aid in the long run. Despite only having three days to stop the dark queen, you have multiple attempts to face Mormo. Even if your hero fails, another one will rise in another 100 years to take on Mormo again.

The Swords of Ditto

The Swords of Ditto.

Fortunately, any progress you make is reflected in the Sword of Ditto. When a new hero rises, they have a sword imbued with the power and experience of those before them. As players explore the world of Ditto, they can fill out their inventory with useful toys and item, find a secret way to carry over those items, and even figure out how to resurrect a fallen hero.

Whether playing alone or with a friend in co-op there is a ton to discover in Ditto.

The Swords of Ditto is part of the Totally Digital PlayStation promotion giving 20% off the game for pre-ordering it. It also has a special Loco Roco inspired side quest developed in collaboration with SIE Japan Studios.

To Leave – PS4, PC – April 24

Harm is at a very problematic time in his life. He desires to solve his personal problems and the problem of his world. Yet he is at his most conflicted suffering from manic-depression. At this crucial moment in his life he is half-lucid and half-insane with muddle thoughts ruling him, there is nothing he wants more than bring his inner and outer pain to an end.

To Leave

To Leave.

Armed with a magical, flying door, Harm is embarks on a remarkable journey. Fueled by a passion to escape his life in Pyre, Harm will overcome any challenges he encounters even if he has to start from the beginning over and over.

The core gameplay mechanic comes in the form of Harm’s flying door. By using the door to transport himself, Harm can only move forward in a level. To deal with the challenges thrown at them players will have to master how to utilize the door’s gravity to solve the game’s various puzzles. As a reward for solving the puzzles, players will learn about the game’s narrative as it a part of To Leave’s dynamic storytelling.

To Leave

To Leave.

To Leave utilizes multiple perspectives and genres to tell its story. Over the game’s 80 different sections, players will have to utilize their skills and determination to best the game’s scaling difficulty. Both the music and aesthetics of the game were crafted to communicate the experimental territory the game ventures into.

Currently, To Leave is also part of the Totally Digital PlayStation promotion giving players a 20% discount off the game for pre-ordering it.


Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. While he is Orange County born, he now resides in Portland, OR. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs
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