Nintendo confirms Switch price drop to welcome OLED model

Today: Arkane’s PlayStation 5 exclusive Deathloop is out tomorrow — PlatinumGames assures everyone that Bayonetta is doing just fine — Life is Strange: True Colors is review-bombed over a Tibetan flag

Switch price drop officially confirmed by Nintendo

Switch OLED being played in Tabletop mode

The new Switch OLED model drops on the 8th of October, and Nintendo has confirmed that there will be a price drop for the standard Switch model ahead of the new model's launch.

According to Nintend'Alerts, the recommended retail price in France will drop from €329 to €270 from today.

  • Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017
  • Nintendo officially announced the price job this morning
  • Price drops to £259.99 instead of the previous £279.99
  • Switch OLED will retail for $349.99/£309.99
  • OLED model features a bigger and more vibrant screen

Regional drop: It remains to be seen whether certain stores will drop the price even further, although ShopTo has already listed it for £254.85, and My Nintendo Store has it up for sale too.

Sales tactics: The price drop could simply be a way to encourage clearance of old models and emphasize that the new OLED model is a more premium offering.

What game did Richard Garriott develop before Ultima while he was still in high school?

a) Pool of Radiance
b) Wizardly
c) Akalabeth
d) The Bard’s Tale

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.

Time to defy death on a loop

Animation of Deathloop gameplay

Arkane's time-looping assassination extravaganza Deathloop is finally out for PC and PlayStation 5, while Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Prince's Edition hits Switch.

Tuesday – September 14th

  • Deathloop for PC, PS5

Thursday – September 16th

  • BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! for NS
  • Eastward for PC, Mac, NS
  • Metallic Child for PC, NS
  • Skatebird for PC, NS, XBO

Friday – September 17th

  • Aragami 2 for PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Prince's Edition for NS

Don’t worry about Bayonetta, she’s fine

Teased artwork of Bayonetta 3’s logo

Worried what's up with Bayonetta 3? Well, cast your fears aside: PlatinumGames says it is all good, despite keeping everyone's favourite witch under wraps since announcing her third adventure in December 2017.

Hideki Kamiya has teased that something new might be revealed this year – but there's not that much left of the year, and no big upcoming press events, although perhaps a surprise Nintendo Direct could reveal more or maybe it'll make an apperance at The Game Awards in December?

Don't worry, be happy: “There’s no need to worry. Don’t worry about it at this time. Everything’s OK,” according to studio head Atsushi Inaba. Nintendo and Sega, who appear to be jointly publishing the game, are in charge of marketing and they will decide when to reveal more.

Proud developers: “Everyone who is working on the project is of course very proud of what we’re doing and wants everyone to see what we’re doing,” added Kamiya. Bayonetta 3 was announced at The Game Awards 2017.

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Brave Browser stats and information sheet

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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.

What game did Richard Garriott develop before Ultima while he was still in high school?

A screenshot from Akalabeth, as the player faces a monster in the wireframe dungeon

ANSWER: Akalabeth!

Few developers have had the kind of impact on gaming that Richard Garriot has. He created Akalabeth while learning to program, and in the process brought role-playing games to the digital realm.

While it's a pretty bare-bones dungeon crawler by today's standards, Garriot was able to sell Akalabeth through a publishing agreement with California Pacific. It sold 30,000 units and Garriot received $5 per sale. Not a bad windfall for a recent high-school graduate!

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!