Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s final fighter is Sora

Today: Conclusive evidence that Switch could theoretically output at 4K in the future — Gang of car thieves unlocked vehicles using a device shaped like a Game Boy — No more card purchases for old Sony platforms

Sora is the final character to be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster

Kingdom Hearts’ Sora revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai appeared in the final presentation about his legendary party brawler, and unveiled the final fighter to be added to its roster: Sora from Kingdom Hearts.

Sora will feature a variety of costumes inspired by several games in the Kingdom Hearts series, and his move set is based on the first game in the series. He will, of course, be wielding his signature keyblade.

Final fighter: Challenger Pack 11 launches on October 18th and completes the already spectacular roster of over 80 characters, nearly three years after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched for Switch in December 2018.

DLC roster: The fighters added over the last three years includes Persona 5’s Joker, Banjo & Kazooie, Dragon Quest XI’s Hero, Final Fantasy VII’s Sephiroth, Steve/Alex from Minecraft, Piranha Plant from Super Mario and many others.

What rap song was hidden in early versions of Slender: the Eight Pages?

a) Gangster’s Paradise
b) Eternals
c) Children’s Story
d) Gimme 20 Dollars

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.

Switch OLED dock supports 4K output

Switch OLED Dock mainboard opened up

Nintendo has recently been denying reports that developers have access to a Switch dev kit supporting 4K resolution, but according to YouTuber Nintendo Prime the Switch OLED dock can output 4K.

Granted, the hardware teardown feature only shows that the new OLED model supports HDMI 2.0, which is rated for outputting 4K at 60fps. The older Switch models only supported HDMI 1.4, which can output 1080p at 60fps or 4K at 30fps.

Super Switch: The ability to theoretically output 4K does not mean that the Switch itself is capable of it: The Nvidia Tegra X1 system-on-a-chip that powers the Switch is just not powerful enough to render at 4K with playable framerates.

Hardware revision: HDMI 2.0 has been the standard for half a decade now, and Nintendo has most likely decided to include an HDMI 2.0 controller because they are manufactured in greater numbers and are thus more readily available than the now obsolete HDMI 1.4 controllers. 

Disguised Game Boy used by car thieves

Car hacking tool disguised as a Nintendo Game Boy

A gang of car thieves in the UK has been caught using a device disguised as a Game Boy to unlock and steal five Mitsubishi Outlander vehicles, worth £180,000.

According to West Yorkshire police, the unlocking device is worth around £20,000 and can unlock a car “in a matter of seconds”. The gang was caught red-handed on CCTV as they broke into a car.

In-and-out: They unplugged vehicles from charging points and used the device to enter the vehicles, then simply driving off with them. Police discovered the Game Boy inside a secret compartment in the gang's own car.

Crime Boy: Footage from one of the thieves' phones showed how quickly and easily the gadget could provide full control over a car's systems. If you see someone playing an antiquated handheld gaming device around your car, better call the cops.

Publisher sales alongside classic games

Humble Games Publisher Sale banner

There is another sales frenzy at Humble Bundle, with no less than four publisher sales and a genre sale. First up is the Classic Games Sale, which offers up to 90% off a broad range of classics ranging from arcade games to real-time strategy.

Moving on to the publishers, Idea Factory Publisher Sale offers up to 70% off its catalogue, the Square Enix Publisher Sale offers discounts up to 85% while Fatshark Publisher Sale lops up to 90% off retail price.

  • ToeJam & Earl sends out 30th-anniversary survey asking fans what they'd like to see in a new entry to the series
  • The DC FanDome 2021 event takes place on October 16th featuring an impressive line-up of Hollywood stars, game developers, and comic creators
  • Xbox and Rockstar Energy Drink collaborates on Halo Infinite cans inspired by the upcoming Halo Infinite
  • A particularly enthusiastic gamer manages to play the max possible number of hours in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, beyond which the Switch can not count
  • You can no longer buy content by card on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita after October 27th, effectively shutting down sales on PlayStation Store for the aging platforms

What rap song was hidden in early versions of Slender: the Eight Pages?

The fabled Slenderman, staring you down in an abandoned building with a static filter

ANSWER: Gimmie Twenty Dollars!

Oh, Slenderman. Where would we be without you? For one, we wouldn't have thousands of dudes screaming exaggeratedly into their webcams on YouTube. It's hard to express just how big Slenderman was in 2012, featuring spots on Toonami and getting a lot (like, a LOT) of attention on the internet.

If the game was too spooky for you, you could pare down the horror with the $20 Mode which would play Ron Brownz's Gimme 20 Dollars every time Slenderman appeared on screen. Why, though? It's a reference to an internet joke saying that the only way to get past Slenderman is to give him a twenty. Since the developers didn't have a license to use the track, it vanished from later releases of the game.

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!