Valheim’s A Hit, Splatoon 3 Renovate’s Existing Stages

Today: Ubisoft worries that cherries could make you think bad things — Viking survival game Valheim becomes one of Steam’s biggest hits — New Mortal Kombat movie is coming out later this year

Could Bloober Team revive Silent Hill?

It’s quite possible that The Medium developer Bloober Team could be working on a new Silent Hill game – at least it’s easy to interpret remarks made by the studio’s CEO that way.

Bloober Team moving to Silent Hill?

The team has been working on this project for over a year, and according to Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno, it's “another horror IP, and we're doing this with a very famous gaming publisher.”. It's not much, but it certainly is tantalizing.

Silence is golden: “I can't tell you who. I can't tell you what the project is, but I'm pretty sure when people realize we're working on it, they will be very excited,” Babieno added.

First-person: Bloober Team will stick to its signature first-person horror: “…we would like to tell our stories more with action,” he said, and that they are working to refine their process to reach true AAA quality. “but of course a little bit smaller."

Which famous artist provided artwork for horror game Dark Seed?

a) Salvador Dali
b) H.R. Giger
c) David Lynch
d) Mark Powell

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.

No booze, no candy, no fruit, no fun

Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2014 features some heavily censored tracks, including some inexplicable changes. The Kesha song C’mon has been pretty butchered, with the words wine, hooters, gimme, lollipop, get it on and screw all noped. Budweiser, on the other hand, is totally kosher.

Just Dance 2014 was the 12th game in the series

Not even Pokémon enthusiast Katy Perry could escape the censors’ wicked stamps. In her song I Kissed a Girl, the word cherry is removed – presumably because it has too sexy connotations. Or maybe Ubisoft just hates certain fruit.

Join our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss today's fact.

Splatoon 3 will ‘renovate existing stages’

Nintendo just announced Splatoon 3 is coming next year, and some details are starting to emerge.

Splatoon 3 was announced via Nintendo Direct

A recent job listing reveals that you'll see some familiar stages in Splatoon 3. The level design job description includes “renovation of existing” content.

Translation: Granted, that's from a machine translation of the website, but it doesn't exactly seem unlikely that Splatoon 3 will include popular stages from the previous games. Expect new and rebalanced weapons and new game modes too.

Lick of paint: The word renovation could mean something else, though: The official Japanese Splatoon twitter account refers to redesigns and modifications as renovations, but it's pretty safe to assume that the next game will include the best parts of the two previous ones.

Valheim hits 3 million sales milestone

Valheim has only been in Early Access for three weeks, but it has already sold over 3 million copies and earned an Overwhelmingly Positive rating.

Valheim launched Feb. 2 on Steam Early Access

Valheim is inspired by Norse myth and history, and pits players against a harsh and unforgiving world, featuring co-op settlement building and a gritty, pixelated look.

3 for 3: “Valheim has now been purchased by over three million brave Vikings looking to survive the 10th world of the Yggdrasil – or die trying – probably crushed by a falling tree,” Iron Gate announced. It is one of the best-reviewed games on Steam.

Streaming hot: It also got into the top 10 most streamed games on Twitch, elbowing aside Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Minecraft and Rust.

Wishlist Coromon and win a console

Fancy yourself a tamer of monsters? Feast your eyes on the retro world of Coromon, with a demo available to play right now through Steam with a planned 2021 launch. It’s a modern monster taming RPG chock full of adventure, puzzles and turn-based monster battles.

Coromon Giveaway

Wishlist Coromon and you can enter a competition to win a console or some Steam keys! Check out Coromon Giveaway – Win a Console of Your Choice to learn more and maybe even claim a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X or a Nintendo Switch bundle with 6 games. Good luck!

Which famous artist provided artwork for horror game Dark Seed?

ANSWER: H.R. Giger!

Yeah, that's a Giger alright.

Loads of game developers have been inspired by Giger’s dark, surreal art but very few studios actually turned to the Swiss madman for help. Cyberdreams did, and the 1992 horror game Dark Seed features Giger’s art. The game tells the story of Mike Dawson, a writer who dreams that an alien embryo has been injected into his head and learns of a parallel world ruled by a malevolent alien race called the ancients.

It’s a pretty weird game, featuring a heady mix of difficult puzzles and nightmarish locations. Dark Seed has earned cult status with its amazing artwork and a memorable atmosphere, but it’s unlikely it will ever be rereleased: All that Giger art makes it into a legal minefield.

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