Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak dated and amiibos revealed

Today: Perfect Dark developer is losing its most senior employees — Play dress-up with your favorite Final Fantasy characters — Elden Ring is the biggest videogame release since Call of Duty: Vanguard

Monster Hunter Digital Event highlights

Garangolm from Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Capcom's Monster Hunter Digital Event showcased the Sunbreak expansion for Monster Hunter Rise, and revealed that it will launch on June 30th.

The 20 minute event revealed a massive amount of content, including more stories, locations and monsters. Sunbreak is available to pre-order right now.

  • The Sunbreak update will require 13GB of space
  • Base game will be bundled with the Sunbreak expansion
  • You must complete the Serpent: Goddess of Thunder quest to unlock expansion content
  • Three amiibos with redeemable codes are on the way

New hub: The new world environment is called Citadel, and will feature various new locations including the new Elgado outpost hub, brimming with new characters.

Bounties: The expansion will also introduce three new Lords: Garangolm is a fanged beast with heavy attacks, Lunagaron is a wyvern with its body covered in ice and Elder Dragon Malzeno is the new final boss.

What game has Hitler commanding vampires, Jack the Ripper working with werewolves, and Herbert West as a battle medic?

a) Valkyria Chronicles
b) Operation Darkness
c) Valkyria Revolution
d) Ninja Blade

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.

Exodus from Perfect Dark developer

Perfect Dark reboot teaser

The Initiative is working on the Perfect Dark reboot for Xbox Game Studios, but it looks like the studio might be in a bit of a pickle: 34 people have left the company recently.

Most of the developers who have abandoned ship are senior, and they have left in droves over the last 12 months. The core team has lost about half of its original members.

Top losses: Departees includes game director Dan Neuburger, design director Drew Murray, lead level designer Chris O’Neil, a principal world builder, two senior system designers and many more.

Co-creator: The departures coincide with Crystal Dynamics joining the project as co-developer, and the remaining team at The Initiative remains “confident in the team” and the “new talent joining”.

Final Fantasy VII Remake mods for PC

Classic Save Point mod for Final Fantasy VII Remake

It has been a while since Final Fantasy VII Remake arrived on PC, and the modding community has been busy picking apart the game and making it their own. Here are some highlights:

Publisher sales, racing and undead deals

Bandai Namco Publisher Sale banner

The discounts simply never stop at Humble Bundle, and the Bandai Namco Publisher Sale offers up to 95% off games like Dragon Ball, while appreciators of the restless dead may enjoy 90% off in The Undead Sale.

Burn rubber in The Ultimate Racing Sim Bundle with 10 items, or jump ship to IndieGala to enjoy up to 92% off in the Konami Sale featuring big names like Metal Gear and Castlevania.

What game has Hitler commanding vampires, Jack the Ripper working with werewolves, and Herbert West as a battle medic?

Alexander, a Nazi Vampire Commander, looks on in shock in Operation Darkness.

ANSWER: Operation Darkness!

Microsoft has always struggled to gain traction in the Japanese market, and not even a clutch of big-name exclusives could help Xbox 360 get big in Japan. Okay, so Operation Darkness wasn't quite Blue Dragon, but it was definitely one of the console's weirdest games: A fantasy strategy game set during WW2.

The nazis are led by vampires, and a lycanthrope special forces team called Wolf Pack is tasked with taking them down. Despite being delightfully schlocky, Operation Darkness was a critical and commercial failure.

Someone with some truly masterful pipe cleaning skills has created a model of Rayman, which left us thinking whether Ubisoft will make any moves with the IP this year?

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!