The Future of Pokemon GO

Today: Defeat witches with heroic smooching in Mon Amour — Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad trailers from DC FanDome — Blizzard promises to solve Diablo II: Resurrected’s server woes

What’s next for Pokémon Go?

Pokemon Go Logo

Developers from Niantic have talked to Eurogamer about what's in store for the next five years of Pokémon Go.

“As soon as we're safely able to, our goal and our vision is to go back to those extreme premium in-person live events,” said Niantic’s Michael Sterenka, referring to more Go Fests and Safari Zones.

  • Niantic firmly believes AR is an “unavoidable paradigm shift”
  • They want Pokémon Go “leading the charge for AR”
  • No news on whether EX Raids will return
  • They’ve learned that talking to the fans is of critical importance

Region tests: The PokéStop power-up feature currently being trialled in New Zealand will roll out globally “as soon as possible”, and Trainers can expect more “rigorous testing in smaller environments”.

Go evolution: Will Pokémon Go ever introduce their own evolved forms? It's something Niantic is “actively discussing and looking forward to revealing more” about in the coming months.

What 90s PC game featured esteemed author William S. Burroughs?

a) The Dark Eye 
b) I.M. Meen
c) Burn:Cycle
d) Drowned God

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.

Pucker Up for Love in Mon Amour

Mon Amour's mustachioed hero, flying to kiss a gal. The royal subjects he already kissed are flying behind him.

The studio that brought us the classic anti-RPG moon is cooking up something very different but still very much in character. Mon Amour is an arcade game that carries on the studio's love affair with, well, love and silly comedy.

  • Kisses Galore: Three witches have kidnapped your princess and her subjects, and it's up to you to save them the only way you know how: By flying into the air and kissing them all while listening to a delightful jazz soundtrack
  • Arcadey Action: The presentation might be out of the ordinary, but the game structure is much more familiar: Reach the end of a level so you can kiss a girl and help her home.
    • Once you save a girl, you still have to get her unscathed through the next section. Each kiss you earn adds hearts and bonuses to your score
    • Collecting fruits can also remove obstacles
  • Flappy Flight: The most obvious comparison is Flappy Bird, since it's an arcade game about flying where you die a lot. Mon Amour is a lot less punishing, more varied, and of course, blessed with a very charming presentation. The light tone manages to keep the game from feeling frustrating even if you die a lot

Mon Amour is undeniably quirky and charming, but tapping on a screen isn't the best way to experience Onion Games' unique sensibilities. Still, it's a great little diversion that's just as welcome whether you are waiting for a meeting to begin or a date to arrive. 

More horror in Dark Pictures Anthology

House of Ashes will be the third entry for the series

Supermassive Games' adds its next interactive horror story House of Ashes to The Dark Pictures Anthology this week, while Dying Light finally creeps up on Switch.

Tuesday – October 19th

  • The Caligula Effect 2 for NS, PS4
  • Dying Light: Platinum Edition for NS

Wednesday – October 20th

  • Corpse Party for PC, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX

Thursday – October 21st

  • Disciples: Liberation for PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Echo Generation for XBO, XSX
  • Evertried for NS
  • Skul: The Hero Slayer for NS, PS4, XBO
  • Toy Soldiers HD for PC, NS, PS4, XBO

Friday – October 22nd

  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes for PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX

DC FanDome 2021 with two story trailers for Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad

Four anti-heroes of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

DC Comics revealed new trailers and gameplay from WB Games Montreal's Gotham Knights and Rocksteady's Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League at DC FanDome 2021. No release dates have been revealed yet, but both games are expected sometime next year.

Secret history: First off, there's a new Gotham Knights Court of Owls story trailer, and a Court of Owls: Behind The Scenes feature featuring interviews with the creators and revealing more about a Gotham without Batman.

Explosive tease: Finally, the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Story Trailer still doesn't show any gameplay but cuts together in-game cinematics that at least give an idea of what to expect.

Toy Soldiers HD Giveaway

Promotional artwork for Toy Soldiers HD

We have 10 keys for Toy Soldiers HD to give away: 5 for Xbox One and 5 for PlayStation 4, all for Accelerate Games' HD remaster.

Just enter our Toy Soldiers HD giveaway and share DailyBits with your friends and family for a chance to win!

Brave Browser rewards you for surfing

Brave Browser

Maybe your internet connection is fast, but what about your browser? The Brave Browser is built from the ground up for speed, privacy and providing an ad-free Internet.

You can opt-in for ads that respect your privacy, and even earn rewards. It’s quick and easy to use, featuring the same comforts and conveniences you expect from a modern browser.

What 90s PC game featured esteemed author William S. Burroughs?

A scene from The Dark Eye, renacting Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado

ANSWER: The Dark Eye!

The 90s was a wild time for PC gaming, full of experimentation from oddball companies unfettered by platform holder licenses, quality control, and certifications. A great example is Enter The Dark Eye, a horror game from 1995 featuring claymation interpretations of Edgar Allen Poe stories.

Tales like The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart were adapted into interactive movie form, featuring none other than Naked Lunch author William Burroughs as a voice actor. His best performance is undoubtedly a spirited reading of Poe’s final poem, Annabel Lee. Uncanny doesn't even begin to describe it.

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!