First Streets of Rage 4 DLC, Abandoned Exclusive for PS5
Today: Mr. X Nightmare adds three new fighters to Streets of Rage 4 — Five new game modes for Apex Legends in the War Games event — Get fit in style with the extra soft Ring Fit Adventure exercise mat
Abandoned not a Kojima game after all
A game called Abandoned was rumoured to be Hideo Kojima’s next PlayStation 5 exclusive game and that the company Blue Box Games was actually a shell company established to hide his involvement.
Turns out Blue Box Games is real, they have just announced Abandoned and have nothing to do with Kojima or Kojima Productions.
Money talks: Kojima is apparently talking to Microsoft about his next game, and fans are speculating the deal could be done after someone spotted a curious item on a shelf behind Xbox big cheese Phil Spencer.
Survival game: Abandoned, on the other hand, is a PlayStation 5 exclusive survival horror shooter set in an open world. Expect gameplay footage soon, and launch later this year.
What is Streets of Rage called in Japan?
a) Bare Knuckle
c) Street Gangs
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.
FACT OF THE DAY
Flowery boots and nosey Dark Ones
Metro 2033 features a reference to Pixar’s Wall-E: A boot with a flower growing out of it. It’s on level 06, inside the missile control room.
Throughout the game, creatures known as Dark Ones keep watch over the main character, and you can occasionally catch a glimpse of them. First in some offices, then during a flashback at a playground and finally in a gated passage with a corpse. Shooting them costs you a moral point, which … means they are nice?
Three new characters are about to be added to beat'em-up retro revival Streets of Rage 4 in the Mr. X Nightmare DLC.
The first new fighter is Estel Aguirre, who first appeared as an enemy in the game, while the two other new characters are still unknown. The DLC also features a new survival mode, though no details have been announced yet.
Shut up, crime: There will also be new character customization options, new moves and new weapons to help you clean up the streets. There will also be new music from composer Lee Topes, who has also contributed to Sonic Mania and League of Legends.
Free as in love: A free update is on the way which adds the New Mania+ difficulty, a new in-depth training system and colour palette options. Mr. X Nightmare is coming later this year for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch.
War Games Event for Apex Legends
EA has just announced the Apex LegendsWar Games Event, which will introduce five rotating takeover modes.
The event will also feature “never-before-seen modifiers”, a new rewards track and new skins. “Maggie warned the Legends what would happen if they didn’t deliver Fuse to her. Now she’s following through on her threat,” says Respawn Entertainment.
War Games commence April 13th:
Second Chance: Tuesday, April 13th – Thursday, April 15th
Ultra Zones: Thursday, April 15th – Monday, April 19th
Auto Banners: Monday, April 19th – Wednesday, April 21st
Killing Time: Wednesday, April 21st – Friday, April 23rd
Armor Regen: Friday, April 23rd – Tuesday, April 27th
Mod madness:“Play five rotating limited-time takeovers over two weeks. Shields regenerate in Shield Regen, round time is reduced whenever a Legend dies in Killing Time, automatically retrieve fallen banners in Auto Banners, compete for top loot in Ultra Zones, and get a free respawn in Second Chance.”
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Layers of Fear VR coming to PSVR
Get ready to immerse yourself in Bloober Team's ever-shifting Victorian mansion on PlayStation VR on April 29th. Layers of Fear VR is already available on PC.
Few series are as emblematic of the Mega Drive as Streets of Rage. With a unique fighting system and dangerously catchy music, it is probably the most fondly remembered of the deluge of beat’em-ups that swarmed the arcade and console market in the late 80s and early 90s.
The series is called Bare Knuckle in Japan, and features snappy full titles like Bare Knuckle II: The Requiem of the Deadly Battle. The Western name might be a reference to the film Streets of Fire, but no-one really knows. Streets of Rage certainly has a little more pizzazz.
Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Nick Akerman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!