Ubisoft Forward Reveals New Games, Panzer Dragoon on PS4

TODAY: Nintendo wasn’t averse to buying unknown games to slap their own characters on them — Xbox Series S might not support Xbox One X enhancements — 505 Games pivots on Control Deluxe Edition upgrades

Highlights from Ubisoft Forward

Ubisoft Forward offered a nice mix of announcements, cinematic trailers and gameplay footage from Ubisoft’s upcoming games. The biggest surprises were Immortals: Fenyx Rising and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake.

Announcements

Trailers and Updates

Wrap up: If you just want a quick summary, Ubisoft released a supercut cramming all of their announcements plus launch dates and platforms into just one minute.

Who made the soundtrack for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game?

  1. Anamanaguchi
  2. I Fight Dragons
  3. Vim!
  4. YMCK

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.

Yoshi’s Cookie was called Hermetica

Tile-matching puzzle game Yoshi’s Cookie for NES, SNES and Game Boy wasn’t always a Yoshi game. It started out as Hermetica and Home Data conceived it as an arcade game. It didn’t go over well in audience tests, so the IP was sold to Bullet-Proof Software, who produced a SNES version.

Nintendo obtained the license for Hermetica at the Consumer Electronic Show in 1992, and created Yoshi’s Cookie for NES and Game Boy and let Bullet Proof use the branding for their SNES version. If you access the game’s debug mode, you can still see the Hermetica name.

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Digital Foundry: Xbox Series S unlikely to support Xbox One X enhancements

Backward compatibility is one of Microsoft’s big sales point for the next generation, but it looks like the Xbox Series X will not be able to support Xbox One X enhancements.

At least that’s what Digital Foundry claims, saying that the Xbox Series S has less RAM than the Xbox One X and that the two consoles are not in the same league.

Not so fast: If you play an Xbox One game on Series S you won’t be treated to “the Xbox One X version of the game. You’re not going to get the 360 4K backwards compatibility or things like that,” said John Linneman, with Digital Foundry editor Richard Leadbetter adding: “I’m not sure that’s been officially confirmed but basically if you think it through rationally, there’s no other way it can be done.”

Still better: Expect backwards compatible performance to be more like Xbox One S than Xbox One X, He believes backward compatible titles “will be drawing upon Xbox One S as opposed to Xbox One X.” Games should still perform better since the GPU is “so much more capable,” but don’t expect any miracles. Xbox Series X and Series S launches on November 10th.

Panzer Dragoon goes multiplatform

MegaPixel Studio’s Panzer Dragoon: Remake launched exclusively for Switch in March, but is now finally heading to other platforms as well.

First up is PlayStation 4 and PC, a tantalizingly vague wording that doesn’t exactly exclude an 8k version running at 120Hz for next-gen consoles. We’re allowed to dream, right?

Remake fever: Panzer Dragoon originally appeared on Saturn in 1995 and the series concluded with Panzer Dragoon Orta for Xbox in 2002 after six games.

More to come: MegaPixel announced that they were working on remakes of both Panzer Dragoon and its sequel Panzer Dragoon II Zwei, but so far only the first game has spread its wings.

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Necromunda: Underhive Wars Codes

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Necromunda: Underhive Wars is available today on Steam for $29.99 or £27.99, and we’ve got some codes to hand out this week, with the giveaway ending this evening, and the winners due to be revealed on Monday.

Deep below the nightmarish, polluted hive cities of Necromunda, in the twisted, vertiginous, dark tunnels of the Underhive, rival gangs fight to the bitter end for personal power, wealth, survival and the honour of their Houses. Only the strongest survive.

Who made the soundtrack for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game?

Answer: Anamanaguchi!

Scott Pilgrim is a retro gaming geek starring in his own retro brawler, so it makes sense to have a chiptune soundtrack.

Enter: Anamanaguchi and their mix of rock and 8-bit synths. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game is one of the more inspired movie adaptations out there, and Anamanaguchi’s rocking bleeps and catchy bloops bring it to another level.

It had a pretty wide impact for a game soundtrack, making it to #3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart in September 2010. The soundtrack remained on sale even after the game was delisted in 2014, so you can go check that out and get ready to beat up some evil exes.

Today’s issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest and Jamie Davey.