Secret room in Pokémon Legends: Arceus hinting at DLC?

Today: Kirby is not shy about biting over more than he can chew — UK retailer Game blunders Valentine’s Day with a meme about abuse — Could Capcom be about to announce Street Fighter VI?

Secret room in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Hidden modern bedroom in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus players have discovered a secret room that could be hinting towards future DLC.

The room is a modern-day bedroom complete with a Pikachu-themed Switch and a big TV, and you can only reach it by going out of bounds.

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus launched on January 22nd
  • It’s a prequel to 2006 Pokémon Diamond & Pearl
  • Launched as part of the Pokémon 25th Anniversary
  • Sold over 6.5 million within a week, outpacing Sword & Shield

Time travel: It's pretty clear that the room was never meant to be found by players since it's missing colliders so you can walk through all the props. You can see the room itself and a breakdown of why it might be important on YouTube.

Reveal soon: Rumours claim there is DLC coming later this year, and fans expect some kind of announcement on Pokémon Day, February 27th.

Which bizarre industry standard was introduced by Alien Resurrection?

a) Regenerating Health 
b) Online Multiplayer
c) Custom Maps
d) Dual Analog Controls

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.

Mario Kart 9 spoof featuring Kirby

RiazorMC's modded Car Kirby in parody Mario Kart 9 trailer

An Enterprising fan has made a car-in-cheek trailer for Mario Kart 9 starring Kirby with half a car stuck down his throat.

As you probably know, it's a homage to the latest trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten Land, which demonstrates Kirby's new Mouthful Mode. It allows Kirby to wrap his mouth around objects far too large to be swallowed.

Pink blob: It didn't take long for Car Kirby to become a meme and then be modded into Mario Kart 8, but Mouthful Mode is clearly such a revolutionary concept that it should be a headlining feature in the next Mario Kart game.

In the works: YouTuber and modder RiazorMC put together the trailer, which plays into another Nintendo fandom situation: The hopes and dreams that Mario Kart 9 is going to be announced soon, despite Nintendo just extending Mario Kart 8 with another major round of DLC.

Game draws criticism over Valentine’s Day tweet “mocking domestic violence”

GAME's tweet made light of domestic violence

The UK retailer Game has pulled its Valentine's Day social media campaign for its smartphone upgrade service following complaints that it was making light of domestic abuse.

The tweet began innocently enough with “Love your phone as much as you love your console?”, before quickly veering into the wrong lane with a meme image that Eurogamer spotted

Meme Blunder: It showed a new iPhone next to a line-up of cracked and broken earlier models alongside the caption “shhhhh baby I ain’t gonna treat you like the others”.

Swift deletion: Game quickly removed the offending tweet, and even though commenters have been asking GAME to issue a statement and apologise, the UK retailer has yet to do so. "Absolutely stunning tone-deafness", one commentator remarked.

GTA V and Epic Games Store sales

Epic Games Store Celebration banner

Humble is serving up a Grand Theft Auto Franchise Sale offering up to 50% off, although it’s not really so much a franchise sale as a banquet for GTA Online junkies.

Next up is a pay-what-you-want bundle celebrating the launch of the Humble App on the Epic Games Store, with the Epic Games Store Celebration pack featuring 7 items including Saints Row: The Third Remastered and Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning.

Which bizarre industry standard was introduced by Alien Resurrection?

Alien xenomorph approaching, get ready to shoot!

ANSWER: Dual Analog Controls!

If you have played a first-person shooter on consoles in the last 20 years, you probably know that dual-analog controls are the industry standard. But where did the now-ubiquitous input mode come from, and how was it initially received?

The first one seems to have been the Alien Resurrection tie-in for the original PlayStation. Critics were not particularly enthused, which was so much out of the ordinary that GameSpot's Steven Garret called it “almost unplayably difficult to control”. Oh, sweet summer child!

It actually looks like Cyberpunk 2077 may drop on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 stores today, according to this listing on the Xbox Store. I've been meaning to check out the PC version, for those who have been playing it, is it in much better shape now? 

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!