Check out these demos from Steam Next Fest

Today: Looks like Capcom just picked an off-the-shelf logo for Street Fighter 6 — Sony has finally revealed the PlayStation VR2 headset — Bethesda is shutting down its own storefront and moving to Steam

Steam Next Fest demo highlights

Steam Next Fest logo

For the next seven days, hundreds of new demos will be available on Steam, alongside “oodles of live streams”.

Steam Next Fest is a “celebration of upcoming games” aiming to showcase games you might otherwise miss.

A few choice demos

  • Adapt by Paul Hervé (Early Access soon)
    A species survival simulation in an open world teeming with evolving and adapting life
  • Fata Deum by 42 Bits Entertainment (TBA 2022)
    A city builder inspired by classic God games where you shape a society
  • Nobody – The Turnaround by U.Ground Game Studio (TBA 2022)
    A realistic urban survival sim where you carefully manage time and resources to improve your lot
  • Boundary by Studio Surgical Scalpels (TBA 2022)
    A tactical multiplayer low-gravity space shooter in fierce team versus team operations
  • Little Orpheus by The Chinese Room (March 1, 2022)
    A remastered version of the classic action adventure, crammed with puzzles and platforming
  • Green Hell VR by Incuvo (TBA 2022)
    Virtual reality remake of the extreme tropical survival sim Green Hell
  • Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef by Rogueside (TBA 2022)
    2D run & gun platformer set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe where Orks are attacking a Hive City
  • Kao the Kangaroo by Tate Multimedia (Summer 2022)
    Go on adventure with the boxing kangaroo Kao in this mascot 3D platformer

What canceled fighting game was written by Bob Gale of Back to the Future fame?

a) Tattoo Assassins
b) Bloodstorm
c) TimeSlaughter 2
d) World Heroes 64

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Capcom faces ridicule over logo

Adobe’s $80 logo stock image

Capcom just revealed Street Fighter 6 and the widest Ryu ever, but everyone is talking about that Logo. Some intrepid internet sleuths are accusing Capcom of picking up an $80 stock image and modifying it a bit to produce the new Street Fighter 6 logo.

The logos really are quite strikingly similar, although it's hardly impossible that separate designers would come up with the same obvious solution for fitting an S and an F inside a hexagon. Whatever happened, it does look suspiciously like Capcom's designers just sprinkled on some spray-paint splashes and called it done.

Stock Fighter: “I knew it was generic but I didn’t realise it was this bad. They searched for ‘SF’ on a stock logo site and rounded a couple corners and added the 6,” said Twitter user @aurich.

Sony shows off PlayStation VR2 headset

PlayStation VR2 first look

Sony has revealed the new PlayStation VR2 headset, explaining what's new and exciting about the design and what its design goals were.

“We took comfort a few steps further by adding new features” including a lens adjustment dial, as well as a lighter, slimmer frame that proved “quite a challenge” to Sony's product engineers.

Airflow: “Our engineers came up with this idea as a good way to allow ventilation and avoid having the lens fog up while players are immersed in their VR games,” added senior art director Yujin Morisawa.

△ O X ◻: Sony also added “tiny PlayStation symbols” on the front and back bands to tie the headset into the PlayStation 5 and DualSense designs. Several studios already have dev kits for the new VR headset.

Simulator, Co-op and VR Discovery deals

Super Simulator Sale banner

More not-so-humble discounts from Humble, starting with the Super Simulator Sale which offers up to 90% off a bunch of – wait for it – simulator games, and then the Co-op Sale which also shaves up to 90% off prices.

Finally, the VR Discovery Bundle is a pay-what-you-want bundle featuring nothing but VR goodness.

  • Min Min from Project ARMS has been immortalised as amiibo and will be punching her way to your shelf on April 29th
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl multiplayer expanded thanks to the Union Room which adds support for up to 8 players
  • Steve & Alex amiibo delayed until after spring thanks to logistical issues, but they should arrive later this year
  • Elden Ring’s worldwide release times announced and you can preload 48 hours in advance on PC, PlayStation and Xbox
  • Bethesda is “sunsetting” the Bethesda.net Launcher and moving the full “game library and wallet” to Steam in April

What canceled fighting game was written by Bob Gale of Back to the Future fame?

Luke and Maya square off in Data East's Tattoo Assassins.

ANSWER: Tattoo Assassins!

Bob Gale was Robert Zemeckis' writing partner on all three Back to the Future movies, and he also tried his hand at videogames. He helped Data East make the very unsuccessful Tattoo Assassins, an attempt to compete against Mortal Kombat.

The game's big claim to fame was featuring 2196 fatalities, but most of them just swap out the enemy sprite for something else, like a squirrel or Elvis. Tattoo Assassins never made it to market thanks to its long development time and poor feedback from testers, but you can find a ROM online if you want to relive the halcyon days of bad fighting games starring digitized nobodies.

If you've checked out any of the Steam Next Fest demos that are currently available, do let us know what ones you'd recommend.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!