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.

Kojima Productions was founded April 1, 2005

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
b) Renegade
c) Street Gangs
d) Kunio-kun

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.

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.

Dark Ones stalk Artyom through Metro 2033

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?

Join our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss today's fact.

Streets of Rage 4 gets three new fighters

Three new characters are about to be added to beat'em-up retro revival Streets of Rage 4 in the Mr. X Nightmare DLC.

Mr. X Nightmare continues the fight in Wood Oak City

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 Legends War Games Event, which will introduce five rotating takeover modes.

War definitely changes in Apex Legends

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.”

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.

Wanderer VR coming to PSVR

Wanderer VR is a time-travelling VR adventure where you must bend time and space to solve a mystery.

Anime-inspired driving action in Runner

Arcade and anime inspired driving action in Runner for PC, PlayStation VR and Facebook Quest. Help Mina evade her pursuers and make her illicit deliveries.

  • Deathloop has been delayed again, now pushed back until September 14th
  • Spring 2021 update for Street Fighter V where the developers talk about upcoming changes in Season 5
  • Ninja Hideaway track coming to Mario Kart Tour as part of the Ninja Tour where you race “under cover of darkness”
  • Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX release date announced, hitting PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on June 24th
  • Miitopia launching on Switch on May 21st, learn everything you need to know from the latest official trailer
  • Exclusive fitness mat for Ring Fit Adventure featuring high cushioning for maximum exercise comfort

Oddworld: Soulstorm codes for PC

We have 5 PC codes for Oddworld: Soulstorm to give away. The latest from Oddworld Inhabitants follows Abe's continuing struggle to save his people from becoming tasty snacks.

Oddworld: Soulstorm is the 9th game in the series

If you want to help save the mukodons from being cooked and served, you should visit the Oddworld: Soulstorm PC codes giveaway and learn how you can help us share DailyBits!

What is Streets of Rage called in Japan?

ANSWER: Bare Knuckle!

Aren’t they wearing gloves, though?

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!