Peach and Bowser voice actors comment on Mario movie

Today: Looks like EA is serious about dropping the FIFA name — Experience Deus Ex from a whole new perspective with Lay D Denton — Resident Evil 4 VR for Oculus Quest 2 just in time for Halloween

No cameos for Peach and Bowser voice actors in the new Super Mario movie

Promotional art of Super Mario characters

The upcoming and still untitled Super Mario animated movie won't feature cameos by the actors voicing Peach, Toad, and Bowser in the games according to the actors themselves.

Neither Samantha Kelly nor Kenny James have been contacted by the filmmakers, though Charles Martinet – the voice of Mario – will apparently appear in recognition of his over 30 years as the head plumber of the Mushroom Kingdom.

  • The movie is set to premiere on December 21st next year
  • Chris Pratt has been cast as Mario
  • Anya Taylor-Joy is Princess Peach
  • Jack Black will voice Bowser

Peach: “I haven’t been invited yet so I don’t know, I doubt it,” said Peach actor Samantha Kelly, “But I guess you never know.” It won't stop her from enjoying the movie anyway: “It will be fun.”

Bowser: Kenny James is less impressed with the A-list casting. “I just hope that it doesn’t turn out like the ’80's… only animated, because it could be bad.”

Which opera is the music box tune in Five Nights at Freddy’s from?

a) The Magic Flute
b) Die Fledermaus 
c) Carmen
d) The Pirates of Penzance 

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.

Zombie hordes and a nanosuited trilogy

In-game image from FIFA 22

EA appears to have filed several trademarks for EA Sports FC following its announcement that it's in discussions with FIFA about a potential rebranding of the long-running and gigantically successful football game series.

While no decisions have been made just yet, new trademark filings were made in the UK and EU on October 1st and 4th. Either the name has already been decided, or EA is just ensuring all options remain open and available.

Licensing: EA Sports has individual licenses with over 300 partners, so a break with FIFA won't prevent EA from including most of the world's football leagues, but FIFA remains the biggest football association in the world.

Major foul: Konami recently rebranded their long-running rival Pro Evolution Soccer to eFootball. The new series suffered a rough launch with many bugs, poor graphics, and generally unimpressed players.

Deus Ex mod restores game’s original vision with female JC Denton

Art banner for Deus Ex mod Lay D Denton Project

A remarkably big and ambitious mod called The Lay D Denton Project has finally launched on ModDB, and introduces a new female lead to the original Deus Ex, which was a feature originally included in early builds of the game 21 years ago but was unfortunately cut before release. 

All of JC Denton's 1,700 voice lines were re-recorded by voice actress Karen Rohan, who attempted to “faithfully preserve” JC's gruff character.

Slight rewrite: “While not blatantly copying every single line, the original performance was used as the primary anchor point for the line reads,” according to the mod description. All changes were “carefully considered”.

Model Swap: The JC Denton model has been drastically changed as well, with new sound effects for jumping, running, and fighting. Some NPCs have had work done as well to ensure pronouns are consistently employed.

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Resident Evil 4 VR releasing October 21

Resident Evil 4 VR will be out in time for Halloween, launching exclusively for Oculus Quest 2 on October 21st. Help Leon S. Kennedy save the President's daughter from a whole new perspective featuring “unique VR interactions” supporting both free movement and teleportation.

Swordsman aiming for early 2022

Sinn Studio will submit Swordsmen to the Oculus Quest App Lab QA sometime this week, and the team hopes to be ready for launch in early 2022. Seasonal updates, new factions, and an animation overhaul are all in the cards.

Lone Echo II gets launch trailer

Journey back to the rings of Saturn in Lone Echo II and continue the adventures of Jack and Liv in the much-anticipated sequel, out now for Oculus Right S and Oculus Quest 2.

  • Sign into Nintendo eShop with your phone using QR codes after the latest Switch system update
  • Microsoft will allow independent shops to repair its devices following investor advocacy pressure
  • Metroid Dread sets new record for the series in the UK following strong boxed and digital sales
  • Sony Group considers building a chipset factory in collaboration with market leader TSMC with the assistance of the Japanese government
  • All Mega Drive and Nintendo 64 games included in Switch Online + Expansion Pack run at 60Hz and will be available in English

Which opera is the music box tune in Five Nights at Freddy’s from?

A power outage at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria. Freddy's eyes flash in the darkness

ANSWER: Carmen!

It was almost morning, but the power died on you and now all you can do is wait for the inevitable jump scare. Just before Freddy comes around to grab ya, a music box plays a sweet little ditty – but where is the tune from?

It's from the classic opera Carmen, specifically the aria “Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre”. Five Nights at Freddy's had a huge impact on gaming culture, but did it manage to make us more cultured? Perhaps more horror games should feature a sprinkling of classic opera.

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!