GTA Trilogy trailer showcases graphical rework

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Grand Theft Auto remaster trailer shows off extensive graphical rework

GTA: The Trilogy’s CJ on dirt bike with street on fire

Rockstar has unveiled remastered visuals from Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition, and confirmed its release date: November 11th.

The remasters also upgrade the control and map systems, among other quality of life improvements. The physical release hits consoles on December 7th.

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition debuts digitally
  • Features “GTAV-inspired modern controls”
  • Available to pre-order at $59.99 / £54.99
  • Also coming to Switch

Destruction: Rockstar also appears to have explosive ambitions for Grand Theft Auto 6, judging by a job listing that advertises for artists who can create “large scale destruction”.

Life of grime: “From using ambient effects for things like insects around the player and rain dripping off buildings up to large scale destruction events like skyscrapers crashing to the ground,” the listing waxes poetically.

What famous musician composed for Omikron: The Nomad Soul?

a) Richard Simmons
b) David Bowie
c) Brian May
d) Iggy Pop

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.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy joins Age of Empires IV

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy banner

Eidos-Montréal’s Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is hitting PC and consoles, Age of Empires IV promises an epoch-spanning real-time strategy when it comes to PC and consoles, and Mario Party Superstars promises, well, party!

Tuesday – October 26th

  • Guardians of the Galaxy for PC, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Iron Harvest Complete Edition for PS5, XSX

Thursday – October 28th

  • Age of Empires IV for PC
  • Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality for PC, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Dusk for NS
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water for PC, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Happy Game for PC, NS
  • Riders Republic for PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Stadia
  • Saint Kotar for PC
  • Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi for PC, NS, PS4, XBO
  • Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars for PC, NS, PS4

Friday – October 29th

  • Mario Party Superstars for NS

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp delay

Orange helicopters attacking Blue naval ship

Nintendo has announced that Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will not be marching out on December 3rd after all, since the developers need a “little more time for fine tuning,”, pushing the release back to spring 2022.

The remake offers up the campaigns from the first two games, “reimagined and rebuilt from the ground up”.

Switch remake: WayForward is behind the remakes, and says it's “a thrill to help bring this beloved series to Switch!” The original game appeared on Game Boy Advance in 2001, developed by Intelligent Systems.

Orange vs. Blue: The story follows the hostilities between the Orange Star nation and their neighbour Blue Moon, a conflict that eventually prompts Yellow Comet and Green Earth to join the fracas.

Brave Browser rewards you for surfing

Brave Browser

Maybe your internet connection is fast, but what about your browser? The Brave Browser is built from the ground up for speed, privacy and providing an ad-free Internet.

You can opt-in for ads that respect your privacy, and even earn rewards. It’s quick and easy to use, featuring the same comforts and conveniences you expect from a modern browser.

Toy Soldiers HD Giveaway

Promotional artwork for Toy Soldiers HD

Last week we gave away 10 keys for Toy Soldiers HD on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, all for Accelerate Games' HD remaster.

Here's the list of winners:

  • Lisa Hutchinson
  • Katrina Adams
  • Suzanne Croft
  • Trev Harlow
  • Slava Kozyrev
  • Ross Donnelly
  • Dylan Tilbury
  • Vivian Poornomansy
  • Gavin Robertson
  • kenneth Akintola

What famous musician composed for Omikron: The Nomad Soul?

David Bowie in-game as Boz, a digital religious figure in Omikron

ANSWER: David Bowie!

Quantic Dream has built a reputation as a studio that mixes hard-hitting technology with stories that don't quite land, but they've also managed to attract some remarkable talent to their uneven productions. David Cage's very first game starred none other than David Bowie as Boz, a god-like AI.

Quantic Dream was originally talking to Bowie about licensing his music for Omikron, but that the conversation soon swung to composing original material for the game alongside Reeves Gabrels. It's the only game soundtrack Bowie worked on, which makes Omikron fairly unique. 

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!