Rocksteady’s Justice and Suicide, Infinite dropping Xbox One

TODAY: Microsoft might be delaying Halo Infinite even more — Earn Scholomance Academy card packs by bringing Hearthstone on Twitch tomorrow — 38 games will be showcased in Geoff Keighley’s next event

Cinematic Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailer from FanDome

Rocksteady is finally making a game with Superman – even though it’s a Suicide Squad game where your job is to hunt down and kill the Man of Steel.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was announced at DC FanDome 2020, where Batman: Gotham Knights from WB Games Montreal was also unveiled.

Open Metropolis: Kill the Justice League is set in an open-world Metropolis, and can be played alone or in co-op. The trailer shows Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark goofing off while Brainiac attacks the city, before an apparently mind-controlled Superman crashes their party.

Arkham Squad: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is in development for PC, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 and is expected to release sometime in 2022, and is the next game in Rocksteady’s Arkham universe.

What was Rocksteady’s first game, before they made Arkham Asylum?

  1. Chilli Con Carnage
  2. Urban Chaos: Riot Response
  3. State of Emergency
  4. Chulip

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.

Sun, shadows and almost multiplayer

Super Mario Sunshine for GameCube almost had a multiplayer mode where a second player could control Shadow Mario. There are remnants of the multiplayer mode in the game code, with certain maps having SMS_isMultiplayerMap flags.

It also appears that Pinna Park was supposed to be a hub area, as evidenced by four unused gate objects in the stage files. The opening cut scene also has a texture error where Princess Peach’s earrings share her eye textures, which is fortunately fixed for her close-up.

Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss today’s fact.

A truly filling week of gaming

It’s a good week for games, starting light with a visual novel and some racing before a hearty main course consisting of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition, Surgeon Simulator 2, the first chapter of Tell Me Why, Project CARS 3 and Wasteland 3.

Tuesday – August 25th

Wednesday – August 26th

Thursday – August 27th

  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition for PlayStation 4, Switch, iOS and Android
  • The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki for PlayStation 4
  • Moon: Remix RPG Adventure for Switch
  • Surgeon Simulator 2 for PC
  • Tell Me Why: Chapter One for PC and Xbox One

Friday – August 28th

Microsoft might delay Halo Infinite even more and drop Xbox One version

Rumours are saying Halo Infinite might well get delayed until 2022 since it is no longer an Xbox Series X launch title.

Other rumours claim that Microsoft is considering dropping Xbox One support to make sure Halo Infinite lives up to the expectations of a flagship next-generation game. “It’s pretty messy up there with decisions but they are convinced that they need to make the best Halo game ever,” claims sponger, a ResetEra user with industry sources.

Unimpressed: Halo Infinite was supposed to usher in the Xbox Series X later this year and mark a return to form for the Halo series. However, fans were underwhelmed by the footage shown at the Xbox Game Showcase, leading Microsoft to acknowledge that the game needed a bit more development time. 343 Industries is also apparently struggling to deliver Halo Infinite while contributing to an upcoming Halo television show.

Troubled production: While most AAA games make extensive use of outsourcing, most of Halo Infinite is actually developed outside of 343 Industries and there is apparently a certain impedance between the development and marketing divisions at 343. While there’s no evidence of sponger’s claims, it is safe to assume that Halo Infinite has had a troubled development.

Brave Browser rewards you for surfing

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Dreamscaper Giveaway Winners

Last week we gave our subscribers the chance to nab a Steam code for Dreamscaper by refer DailyBits to a friend! You can use our widget to start earning referrals, which you can build up throughout the year to increase your chance of being selected on upcoming giveaways.

We ended up giving out 20 codes for Dreamscaper, and here’s all the lucky winners that have been sent Steam Codes.

  • Marshall Miller
  • Rok Zupan
  • Matthew Johnson
  • Mikhail Rapoport
  • Taha Alam
  • Tobias Pankner
  • Dylan Neal
  • Rhudy Jr. F. Labis
  • TJ
  • Junior Medeiros
  • Daniel Aguiar
  • Ascher Wedel
  • Matz Aurelien
  • Aurelia van den Berg
  • Kilian León
  • David Ruiter
  • Racing Person
  • Britney Ly
  • Andrea B
  • Vincent Ly

Valve fobs off Jamppi’s lawsuit

Earlier this year, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen sued Valve over a VAC ban he received when he was 14 years old. The VAC ban means Olkkonen can’t participate in any of Valve’s tournaments, essentially excluding him from every major tournament.

Olkkonen claims that the ban has affected his ability to earn money as a professional player, since teams are reluctant to sign banned players. Valve has finally responded, arguing that the ban has not impacted his earnings since Olkkonen was signed to the Finnish team ENCE in April this year. That means it’s up to the judge to decide whether Valve is justified in upholding the ban.

Scholomance Inn-vitational on Tuesday

The Scholomance Inn-vitational pits twenty Hearthstone streamers split into ten teams against each other for a $100,000 prize pool. Unlike typical Hearthstone tournaments, the Scholomance Inn-vitational forces teams to stick to a specific dual-class pairing. Each team can field four different decks, each including at least ten cards from the Scholomance Academy expansion.

Blizzard will re-introduce Twitch Drops for this tournament, so viewers can earn card packs by watching the games. You can earn two Scholomance Academy packs by linking your Twitch and Blizzard accounts by watching 4 hours of Hearthstone content on August 25th from 9:00am until 7:00pm PT.

G2 defeats MAD Lions in qualifier

MAD Lions and G2 competed to enter the League of Legends World Championships 2020 this weekend, and G2 claimed a 3-1 victory that earned them a place in the upper brackets and sent MAD Lions to the lower. MAD Lions will need to beat Schalke 04 on August 28th to secure a place in the prestigious competition.

G2 is the fourth team to qualify for League of Legends World Championships 2020, alongside Top Esports, JD Gaming and Fnatic. The League of Legends World Championships are held in Shanghai and starts on September 25th, with finals taking place in the Pudong football stadium. Check out the schedule for the remaining playoffs at lolesports.com.

What was Rocksteady’s first game, before they made Arkham Asylum?

Answer: Urban Chaos: Riot Response!

Before finding success with their Batman games, Rocksteady developed Urban Chaos: Riot Response for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

You played a member of the T-Zero riot control squad, tasked with battling gang violence with, well, police violence. It was a pretty over-the-top action game that didn’t really set the world on fire.

Fortunately, Rocksteady did a convincing enough job to land a Batman license, leaving the Urban Chaos franchise to quietly fade away. Probably for the best, considering how unpopular the police has made itself in the last ten years.

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