Geforce Now leak hints at AAA games

Today: Hideki Kamiya weighs in on videogame preservation — Metallic 25th anniversary Pokémon Funko Pops! available now — Project Eve trailer made a splash, so Shift Up CEO treated his staff

Speculative PlayStation games found in the GeForce Now product database

Snapshot of “speculative” God of War listing in GeForce Now

Dataminers poking around in the GeForce Now streaming service database have found some interesting entries for upcoming games which Nvidia has confirmed are real – but they're also “speculative”.

The entries include PlayStation exclusives like God of War, which Sony has hinted at wanting to make available on PC in the future.

  • Sony ported Horizon Zero Dawn to PC
  • Days Gone was Sony's second major PC port
  • Sony was apparently happy with the sales
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is next up for PC release

A PC wish list: Nvidia's database also featured Returnal and the Demon's Souls remake, alongside the rumoured Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City and San Andreas remasters, and the Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Steamed Kratos: Other notable entries include Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, ‘BioShock 2022’, Bayonetta 3, Crysis 4, and Kingdom Hearts 4. Only God of War is listed as a Steam release.

What bizarre fighting game included fighters like Bomberman, Megatron, and Simon Belmont?

a) DreamMix TV World Fighters
b) Brawlout
c) Sunday X Magazine: Shuuketsu!Choujou Daikessen
d) Lethal League

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.

Hideki Kamiya thinks it’s game developers’ responsibility to keep classics accessible

Photo of Hideki Kamiya

Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry and Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya thinks companies need to make more of an effort to make classic videogames available on modern systems in order to preserve the culture of games.

“As a collector myself, I understand the lure of wanting to have that game in the sealed package,” Kamiya told VGC. “People want the value of that package and not necessarily of the game itself.”

Retro madness: The retro collector's market is not a solution for videogame conservation, however: “It’s a problem if somebody wants to play a game but they can’t get it because it’s being traded in these ridiculous marketplaces.”

Culture at risk: “And the responsibility for keeping those games available belongs to the company that owns the IP.” When there is no way to enjoy the classics, it's “Holding game culture back.”

Luigi’s Mansion beta assets in WarioWare

Luigi’s Mansion microgame in WarioWare: Get It Together!

Luigi fans rejoice! WarioWare: Get It Together! for Switch features never-before-seen beta assets from the original Luigi's Mansion for GameCube.

One of the Get It Together! microgames revisits Luigi's Mansion, and eagle-eyed fans spotted higher-resolution assets that were shown at E3 2001 but didn't make it into the final game.

Beta gold: The pre-release assets are something of a holy grail for fans trying to rebuild the version shown in the E3 2001 demo, and now Nintendo has handed them a veritable treasure trove.

E3 remake: The Luigi's Mansion Beta Restoration project is an attempt to recreate the 2001 demo Nintendo used to announce Luigi's Mansion. Unsurprisingly, there were a few changes between that and the final release – but particularly obsessive fans have chased that original high ever since.

Metallic Funko Pop! Pokémon pre-orders

Funko Pop! Games Squirtle Silver Metallic box

Funko Pop! Games has expanded their 25th anniversary range of special Silver Metallic collector versions of Funko Pop! Pokémon with a Squirtle Silver Metallic scheduled for release in December.

The Charmander Silver Metallic is out a little later this month, but you can grab a Bulbasaur Silver Metallic right now – and why not a Pikachu Silver Metallic too?

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR snapshot

The Microsoft Flight Simulator developers have published a VR snapshot update in response to user feedback and to show their bug fixing progress. They will close the issues determined to be duplicates or impossible to reproduce next week, and promise a hotfix for a problem precaching off-screen terrain in the VR menus.

Blade and Sorcery “Road to U10” update

WarpFrog has been busy working on the “least exciting” part of Blade and Sorcery – namely the coding. Ok, it's “arguably the most important” part as well, but optimisation, performance and “bug-fixing whack-a-mole” isn't the most inspiring work. The studio is finalising rooms for U10 and hiring more developers to help with the workload, but there's still no release date for U10 yet.

Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown out

Role-playing adventure Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown brings table-top gaming to VR today. The game is set on a magical table top that changes according to the whims of Dungeon Master Arbitrix.

What bizarre fighting game included fighters like Bomberman, Megatron, and Simon Belmont?

A partial roster from DreamMix TV, mixing characters from Konami, Hudson, and Takara

ANSWER: DreamMix TV World Fighters!

Fighting games traditionally don’t take themselves all that seriously, but sometimes they can veer into the absurd. DreamMix TV World Fighters, which was never released outside Japan, is an excellent example: A crossover spectacular featuring characters from Konami, Hudson and toy manufacturer Takara where Solid Snake would face off against distinctly less famous toys like Licca-chan or Microman.

It plays a lot like Super Smash Bros, but hitting characters causes them to lose coins and if they drop all their cash they shrink and their souls leave their bodies. If someone else manages to grab their soul, it’s game over. There is probably some kind of allegory about capitalism and the spirit of mankind in there if you work hard enough to find it.

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!