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Dead By Daylight celebrates its 4th anniversary with a Silent Hill crossover

The Dead by Daylight team has just revealed that the game’s next DLC will be a Silent Hill crossover.

The new chapter introduces a new killer called The Executioner, a new survivor named Cheryl Mason, and a new map. Curious? The trailer offers a brief glimpse of what’s to come.

The new map is Midwich Elementary School, which appeared in the first Silent Hill game as well as the movie. The Executioner is none other than the legendary Pyramid Head, brandishing his Great Knife.

  • The last Silent Hill game was the P.T. demo released in 2014
  • Fans were expecting Chapter 16 to be based on Hellraiser

When is it out? According to developer Behaviour Interactive, the DLC will launch on 16th June. The reveal was broadcast live, but there’s a recording on the Dead by Daylight YouTube channel.

Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?

Which Quantic Dream demo was the basis for Detroit: Become Human?

  • The Taxidermist
  • The Casting
  • Kara
  • The Dark Sorcerer

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.

Daily Fact

John Madden demanded perfection to allow EA to put his name on their game

The Madden NFL series of American football games is one of the longest-running and most well-known series in gaming.

It was originally conceived by Trip Hawkins in 1984, but the first game wasn’t released until 1988 because John Madden refused to put his name to anything but an uncompromisingly realistic simulation.

The first games didn’t feature player names or teams because EA did not have the license to use them. That changed in 1993, when EA negotiated a license to use real player and team names in the game. Thus, Madden NFL was born.

There has been a new Madden game every year since 1990, and John Madden even provided the commentary up until Madden NFL 09. Now the game only bears his name, and has no other connection to the legendary coach.

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

NES Switch Dock

This Reddit user built a NES dock for the Nintendo Switch

You have never seen a Switch dock like this before: Reddit user IMOKRUOK used an actual NES to build it! IMOKRUOK’s Switch dock features a top-loading system and a working power button that routes the video signal.

The dock was built from an original NES chassis using a laser cutter, and IMOKRUOK has included a photo album documenting the whole process if you’d like to follow in his footsteps.

  • The components inside the Switch dock are remarkably small, so they can fit into a wide variety of enclosures
  • There are plenty of enclosures for sale online that makes your Switch dock smaller

How hard can it be? Well, judging by the amount of effort IMOKRUOK put in, it’s not entirely trivial: Building the spring backloaded panel required a lot of preparation, and assembling the enclosure is a challenge in itself. Definitely looks like a fun way to get into product design and manufacturing, though!

More Classics Returning?

Dotemu has more games in the works

Dotemu, who published and co-developed Streets of Rage 4, has revealed that they are working on “three unannounced similar projects”. The new projects will be developed alongside new content for Streets of Rage 4.

In a recent Reddit AMA, Detemu CEO Cyrille Imbert talked about the possibilities for Streets of Rage 4 DLC: “We have many ideas, and we really want to add more content in the future. But nothing has been decided yet, so we are listening to you and will let you know ‘what’ and ‘when’ soon.”

  • Dotemu and Lizardcube took the initiative and approached Sega about creating a new Streets of Rage game
  • The developers intentionally avoided showing Skate in Streets of Rage 4 because they knew fans would want to play as him

What’s next for Dotemu? The studio specializes in remaking classic titles, so it seems reasonable to assume that the new projects are also based on 90s Sega IPs. Lizardcube developer Ben Fiquet said that he would like to bring back Shining Force and Landstalker.

Deal Spotlight

Minecraft Dungeons download code for Xbox One for less than $20

Mojang’s dungeon crawler Minecraft Dungeons launched today on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch. You can play alone or with three friends (either locally or online) and attempt to defeat the evil Arch-Illager.

Minecraft Dungeons features randomly generated dungeons, ensuring that each adventure is unique. The Xbox One version is only $19.88 on Amazon, and if you buy Minecraft Dungeons through our affiliate link, we will earn a small commission! Thank you!

What Else Happened Today?

  • Sherlock Holmes Chapter One coming to next-gen consoles as well as PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Set to release in 2021, Frogwares’ next game invites you to investigate an open-world Mediterranean island
  • Quantic Dream games finally coming to Steam on June 18th. Try out demos for Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human
  • State of Play dedicated to The Last of Us Part II airing tomorrow at 9PM BST / 10PM CEST on YouTube and Twitch. Game Director Neil Druckmann will give a preview of the game, which launches on June 19th
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy could launch for Switch soon judging by a swiftly removed listing from Swedish retailer Inet, which suggested it would release on June 19th, 2020
  • EA and NFL will extend their partnership until 2025 allowing EA to keep making Madden games as well as non-exclusive rights to create arcade-style games

Quiz Answer - Did You Get It Right?

Which Quantic Dream demo was the basis for Detroit: Become Human?

Answer: Kara!

Wanna see how far expectations have shifted in the last decade? Go and have a look at Quantic Dream’s Kara tech demo!

The 2012 tech demo was created to show off Quantic Dream’s new motion capture technology – and of course the potential of the PlayStation 3. The seven minute short stars Valorie Curry as an android that gains sentience while it is being assembled in a factory.

Kara is also something of a teaser for Detroit: Become Human, which was released in 2018 for PlayStation 4 and features an android called Kara. Only goes to show how long it takes for a AAA title to go from concept to final game.

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