Nintendo will not rush with Switch successor

Today: Return to Skyrim once more in the new Anniversary Edition — Ubisoft employees demand fundamental change in an open petition — Be careful remodelling your home in new Animal Crossing expansion

Nintendo is in no rush to replace Switch

Nintendo presentation slide of “virtuous cycle” strategy

Nintendo is taking its sweet time developing the follow-up to the Switch according to a questions and answers session during a recent investor call.

Nintendo's foremost concern these days is working around the semiconductor shortage by reviewing its designs and finding out a way to decrease its exposure to the shortages.

  • Nintendo has published its second-quarter financial results
  • Switch now has 79 million ‘annual players’
  • Over 6,700 games available on Switch
  • Over 32 million Switch Online subscribers
  • Over 90 million Switch consoles shipped

Middle: Nintendo considers Switch to be in the ‘middle phase of its cycle’ and that the OLED model will help the platform maintain its momentum. In February this year, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said that “The life cycle can still be extended.”

Concept: “The deciding factor for final commercialization is "can we create a new experience?"” said Furukawa to explain how Nintendo approaches hardware design. This process can take “several years.”

Which of these Super Nintendo games taught children about diabetes?

a) Mario Preschool Fun
b) Captain Novolin
c) Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon
d) Bronkie the Bronchiasaurus

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.

Return to a life of crime or be Dragonborn

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition logo

Plenty of treats this week, including a re-release double-whammy with Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition. Forza Horizon 5 hits the road this week, while nature will undoubtedly find a way in Jurassic World Evolution 2.

Tuesday – November 9th

  • Blue Reflection: Second Light for PC, NS, PS4
  • Football Manager 2022 for PC, Mac, NS, XBO, XSX, iOS, Android
  • Forza Horizon 5 for PC, XBO, XSX
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 for PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX

Thursday – November 11th

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition for PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition for PC, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • PUBG: New State for iOS, Android
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for NS

Friday – November 12th

  • Shin Megami Tensei V for NS

Current and former Ubisoft employees demand meaningful changes

A Better Ubisoft artwork of Far Cry 6’s Dani

Workers at Ubisoft are organizing to exert pressure on the development and publishing giant in hopes of spurring change and creating A Better Ubisoft.

Ubisoft was the subject of a wave of scandals and complaints about work conditions, which resulted in a slew of high-profile departures but no real structural change in the way the company does business.

Inaction: “100 days ago we signed our open letter and set out our four key demands. None of our demands have been met,” according to the A Better Ubisoft Twitter account.

Demands: The group has launched an open petition, stating that “This new petition is open to EVERYONE who supports the #ABetterUbisoft campaign.” Key demands include real repercussions for “known offenders” between studios and deeper unionisation.

We are giving away Encodya for Switch

Animation of ENCODYA’s Neo Berlin

Explore Neo Berlin anno 2062 in the indie point-and-click cyberpunk adventure Encodya with Tina, a nine-year-old orphan accompanied by her big, clumsy robot guardian SAM-53.

We are giving away several Switch codes for the game, so enter our Encodya Giveaway and share DailyBits with your friends and family for a chance to win!

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.

  • The eFootball 2022 v1.0.0 update has been delayed from November 11th to Spring 2022
  • Pokémon TCG Live soft launch and beta tests have been delayed until next year
  • Avoid remodelling your home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise while the airport gates open
  • Square reveals Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier cinematic from mobile spin-off
  • Director Naoki Yoshida apologises to Final Fantasy XIV fans after Endwalker expansion is delayed until December 3rd

Which of these Super Nintendo games taught children about diabetes?

The titular Captain Novolin dodging a doughnut

ANSWER: Captain Novolin!

Even edutainment games have their own classics, such as the Carmen Sandiego series. Unfortunately, Captain Novolin is not one of them. The titular captain is a diabetic superhero teaching kids about the condition and defeating invading aliens that look like junk food. Yes, that's pretty odd, isn't it?

You must avoid unhealthy food and take your insulin, as well as receiving advice from a doctor and dietician. If you eat the wrong food, Captain Novolin loses his powers as his glucose levels get too high or low. It's certainly important to educate people about diabetes, but maybe this videogame just wasn't the right one?

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!