THQ celebrates 10th Anniversary with classic revivals

Today: Pass judgment once more in Yakuza spin-off Lost Judgement — Yuji Naka goes indie following the failure of Balan Wonderworld — Castlevania classics from Game Boy Advance return

THQ Nordic 10th Anniversary Showcase

THQ Nordic 10th Anniversary Showcase banner

THQ Nordic is 10 years old, and the publisher marked the occasion with a special showcase stream where they unveiled no less than 6 world premieres.

The most noteworthy announcements were Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake.

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the Belgian developer Appeal has been revived to create Outcast 2 – A New Beginning, which follows Cutter Slade on a new adventure 20 years later, while turn-based tactics fans are treated to mercenary hijinks in Jagged Alliance 3.

There's also the megalomaniac sim Superpower 3, and finally some dirt bike fun with MX vs. ATV: Legends. What was your standout game from the show? 

Who narrated the Spider-Man games based on the Sam Raimi trilogy?

a) JK Simmons
b) Bruce Campbell
c) Sean Gunn
d) Josh Keaton

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.

Diabolic action and legal melodrama

Animation montage of Lost Judgement

A good week for games, starting with the lovely-looking Kena: Bridge of the Spirits before Pokémon Unite hits mobile, Lost Judgement comes to console and Diablo II: Resurrected rises from the grave.

Tuesday – September 21st

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits for PC, PS4, PS5
  • World War Z: Aftermath for PC, PS4, XBO

Wednesday – September 22nd

  • Pokémon Unite for iOS, Droid

Thursday – September 23rd

  • Diablo II: Resurrected for PC, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Sable for PC, Mac, XSX
  • Staxel for NS

Friday – September 24th

  • Death Stranding Director's Cut for PS5
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot for NS
  • Lost Judgment for PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX

Balan Wonderworld tanked, so Yuji Naka is going to do things his way from now on

Photo of Yuji Naka

Balan Wonderworld had a rather lackluster reception, so Yuji Naka packed up his things and left Square Enix to go out on his own as an indie developer, and he's already started tinkering with a Unity game for mobile.

“I’m making it by myself, so it’s not much, but I’m enjoying programming it. I hope you’ll be able to play with the app when it’s available,” Naka tweeted, suggesting a return to his game programming roots.

Retirement: The former Sonic the Hedgehog lead programmer confirmed that he left Square Enix in late April 2021, and had considered retiring from the games industry but couldn't resist starting on a new game.

Brave Browser rewards you for surfing

Brave Browser stats and information sheet

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.

Who narrated the Spider-Man games based on the Sam Raimi trilogy?

Spider-Man swinging some web in the 2002 Spider-Man game.

ANSWER: Bruce Campbell!

The games based on Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movie series have a bit of a cult following, especially the surprisingly good Spider-Man 2 which turned New York into a web-slinging sandbox. What ties them all together? Why, Bruce Campbell of course!

Bruce Campbell appears as guide and narrator, showing you the ropes in the tutorials with just the right amount of sardonic wit. He also appeared in minor roles in all of Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, a tradition we wish would have been carried on in the more recent trilogy.

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!