New Rumours On Silent Hill Reboot And Switch Pro

Today: Fresh rumours about new Switch model featuring new screen technology — Cloud9 launches their first all-women esports team — New updates make first-party PlayStation 4 games load faster

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Silent Hill reboot rumours are credible

Kinda Funny’s Imran Khan claims the rumoured Silent Hill reboot for PlayStation 5 is more than just idle speculation.

The future of Silent Hill remains uncertain over at Konami

He underscores that he doesn't have any direct knowledge of a new Silent Hill project or if such a game would even be called Silent Hill – the team could be working on a “Silent Hill-like”.

’Credible’: “I think the rumours are credible and I know that the people who are rumoured to be involved in Silent Hill are working on something,” Khan said in a podcast. Rumours of two new Silent Hill games started swirling in 2019, and SIE Japan Studio was believed to be involved in the development.

Rumours: The other game was supposedly continuing along the same lines as the cancelled Silent Hills, and although that probably doesn't mean the Kojima and Del Toro collaboration is happening after all, it's not impossible that ideas from the project will live on.

What does the first puzzle in Silent Hill 3’s hard mode revolve around?

a) The Fibonacci Sequence
b) Shakespearean Tragedies
c) Japanese Tax Laws
d) Prime Numbers

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.

Biollante fell victim to internecine struggle

Godzilla: Save the Earth was supposed to feature a playable plant monster called Biollante, but the kaiju did not appear in the final version since the character was “behind schedule” and license holder Toho refused to sign off on it.

Dino machop!

However, one of the developers believe Biollante was given short shrift for political reasons: Simon Strange claimed there was bad blood between developer Pipeworks Software and publisher Atari.

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

Halloween horror and cybernetic ninja fun

It’s almost November and that means it’s almost next-gen console launch time, but first there’s dystopic ninja first-person slasher Ghostrunner, followed by Watch Dogs: Legion and finally some late Halloween horror with The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope.

Oi! You got a license for that dystopic Watch Dog Legions?

Tuesday – October 27th

  • Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch
  • Ghostrunner for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox Oneand Switch
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV for PlayStation 4
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! for Switch

Thursday – October 29th

  • Pacer for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster for PlayStation 4 and Switch
  • Watch Dogs: Legion for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Friday – October 30th

  • Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe for PC and Switch
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Mad Rat Dead for PlayStation 4 and Switch
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Switch
  • Umihara Kawase Fresh! for PlayStation 4
  • Visage for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

New Nintendo Switch Pro rumours

Sony and Microsoft are just about ready to unleash their next-generation consoles, and that has given new life to the rumours about an upgraded Switch console.

Switch Lite hasn’t harmed standard Nintendo Switch sales

The latest rumours come courtesy of Economic Daily News and claim that Nintendo is negotiating with Taiwanese display panel manufacturer Innolux Corporation and could be planning to use their mini-LED display technology for a future console.

Switcheroo: The current Switch and Switch Lite consoles use backlit LCD screens, while Innolux's screens feature a hybrid solution mixing backlit LCD and OLED local illumination. That could mean better battery life as the new screens only light up pixels on the screen if they are needed.

Last longer: Nintendo has already improved battery life in earlier Switch hardware revisions, and these rumours suggest that another revision is in the works. Of course, that might well be an incremental improvement like the earlier revisions rather than a more powerful device.

Cloud9’s first all-women Volorant team

Cloud9 has just announced MAJKL Valorant, their “first all-women’s roster”. The new team will compete as Cloud9 White, and features Alexis ‘alexis’ Guarrasi, Annie ‘Annie’ Roberts, Jasmine ‘Jazzyk1ns’ Manankil, Katsumi, and Melanie ‘meL’ Capone. They will appear in the ‘First Strike’ tournament qualifiers today, October 26th.

Team Liquid looking to sign Alphari

The League of Legends Championship 2020 is not over yet, but Team Liquid is moving to sign Alphari, who recently played for Origen. The deal could be worth as much as $1 million per year and would see Alphari replace Impact, who has played for Team Liquid since 2017. Liquid is also said to be looking for a new jungler to pair with Alphari and their veteran mid-laner Jensen.

To celebrate the start of a new generation of console gaming we are giving away a new PlayStation 5 to one lucky DailyBits reader. You can find out more about this giveaway on our dedicated page.

Here's the Giveaway Code for Week 44: 6677

What does the first puzzle in Silent Hill 3’s hard mode revolve around?

ANSWER: Shakespearean Tragedies!

Oh c'mon Team Silent, I didn't pay that much attention in English class!

Silent Hill has always had weird puzzles, but the Shakespeare puzzle from the Central Square Shopping Center in Silent Hill 3 just about takes the cake. You come across a note and a locked door in a book store, and on easy and medium it’s just a matter of putting away anthologies to reveal a code.

Play on hard, however, and you’ll be provided eight stanzas. Six of them reference a different Shakespeare tragedy and you need to be familiar with Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth to solve the puzzle. It’s one of those rare cases where you need to know something from outside the game to progress.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.

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