Mario Kart Live Digital, Immortals Rising in December?

TODAY: CD Projekt doesn’t need to release Cyberpunk 2077 to earn loads of cash — If Mario Kart Live can’t make you feel like a kid again, nothing can — Win an exclusive physical version of Chroma Squad for Switch

Immortals: Fenyx Rising info leaked

Ubisoft’s upcoming Gods & Monsters has been renamed Immortals: Fenyx Rising, and appeared on the Microsoft Store a bit ahead of time.

The listing is already removed, but not before every scrap of information was recorded and distributed by watchful gamers. It will be out on December 3rd and supports Smart Delivery, meaning the Xbox One version can be upgraded to an Xbox Series X edition.

Leak ahoy: The game description and a handful of screenshots were also hastily snarfled by intrepid store watchers. Immortals: Fenyx Rising is an open-world action adventure featuring seven distinct regions, starring the hero Fenyx who needs to save the Greek gods from a curse.

More soon: Collect mythical artifacts like the sword of Achilles and wings of Daedalus, and battle monsters on land, in the air and at sea. Expect a variety of mythological creatures to slay, puzzles to solve and all the usual accouterments. Ubisoft will officially unveil Immortals: Fenyx Rising at the Ubisoft Forward event next week.

Which famous comedian stars as Jessie in Minecraft: Story Mode?

  1. Lewis Black
  2. John Mulany
  3. Patton Oswalt
  4. Larry the Cable Guy

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.

Lugia was never meant to be in a game

Pokémon Gold & Silver each have a mascot on their covers to differentiate the two games. Pokémon Silver shows the legendary Pokémon Lugia, who was never actually supposed to appear in the games, since Lugia was created for the movie The Power of One, aka Pokémon the Movie 2000.

Designer and writer Takeshi Shudo was genuinely surprised to see his creation reappear after the film, but Game Freak apparently liked Lugia enough to make the creature not just canon, but the mascot for one of the mainline entries in the series.

Also worth noting: You were supposed to be able to name your mother in Pokémon Gold & Silver, but the feature was cut before release.

Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss today’s fact.

CD Projekt does brisk business

Business remains good for CD Projekt despite Cyberpunk 2077 delays: They saw higher revenues and operating profits in the first half of 2020. Even better: Cyberpunk 2077 is definitely sticking to its November release date.

“When we meet again in this format, Cyberpunk 2077 will have already been released,” declared CFO Piotr Nielubowicz. Originally slated for an April release, then pushed back to September and finally to November, the open-world RPG has had a slightly turbulent final stretch of development.

Strong half year: The majority of staff have been working from home for the past six months, which has presented some new challenges for the company but the studio is adjusting well to the circumstances. Despite not putting out any new products this year, CD Projekt saw revenues of 364 million PLN – almost 70 percent up from the same period last year.

Geralt of Revenue: Net profit was 147 million PLN; almost three times as much as the same period last year. It’s all thanks to continuing strong sales of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which launched for Switch in October last year. Gwent also performed well and was released on new platforms, while GOG.com enjoyed its best half-year in its history.

Augmented reality Mario Kart RC game

The new Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit features remote control cars that you drive using the Switch, and lets you build circuits for them in the comfort of your own home.

Expensive toys: Mario and Luigi will be available at launch, and each racer will cost around £100. The game itself is free and only available digitally, but will obviously not be particularly useful on its own – you need a racer pack to create and drive tracks.

Do it yourself: Place the included gates around a room and then drive through them to create a circuit, and then decorate the track as you see fit. Up to four players can race against each other.

Win Chroma Squad Collector Edition

Super Rare Games is a fine purveyor of only the best quality physical editions of the greatest indie games for Switch. They also try to avoid scalping by limiting each customer to two copies of their limited runs.

Their releases often feature spectacular collector editions featuring full-color manuals, soundtrack CDs, artwork and other swag. If you just want a nice little cartridge to call your own, the standard editions give you just that.

Chroma Squad is one of their latest releases, and the collector edition features a full-color manual, stickers and trading cards in addition to the game itself. The 4,000 copy run is almost sold out, but we have one for a lucky reader!

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Which famous comedian stars as Jessie in Minecraft: Story Mode?

Answer: Patton Oswalt!

Remember Minecraft: Story Mode? No? Well, can’t blame you.

Developed by Telltale just before the studio went under, Minecraft: Story Mode follows Jessie trying to save the world by bringing back a group of adventurers called The Order of the Stone. It’s a pretty weird game, with the thankless task of spinning a deep story out a game most famous for being a sandbox.

Yet the weirdest thing is definitely the casting. The hero is voiced by none other than Patton Oswalt, unless you decide to play Jessie as a girl. In that case, you’re treated to a performance by Catherine Taber.

Today’s issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Christian Vaz, Matthew Ralphson, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.