What is usually the highlight of an E3 week, Devolver Digital showcases go beyond just selling their videos games but a complete theatrical experience that pushes the envelope wide open. Looking forward to seeing what they have to show…and deliver!
Shadow Warrior 3 – Gameplay Trailer
Fallen corporate shogun Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekick Orochi Zilla embark on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison. Armed with a punishing mix of blades and bullets, Lo Wang must traverse uncharted parts of the world to track down the dark beast and push the apocalypse back yet again. All it will take is the mask of a dead god, a dragon’s egg, a touch of magic, and enough firepower to hold off the impending cataclysm. Coming 2021
Interesting fourth wall breaking with other Digital Showcases burning through announcements only for players to wait 2 years for the game…oh and a lovely dig with “Promise Gameplay…Deliver Gameplay” keeping in line with previous Devolver Digital Showcases, comment on the industry whilst selling their games…..it has truly become a Saga!
Fall Guys – Release Date Trailer
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout flings hordes of contestants together online in a mad dash through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains! Battle bizarre obstacles, shove through unruly competitors, and overcome the unbending laws of physics as you stumble towards greatness. Leave your dignity at the door and prepare for hilarious failure in your quest to claim the crown! Coming to PS4 and PC on August 4th 2020
Carrion – Release Date Trailer: Introduced by Xbox Head Phil Spencer
CARRION is a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. Grow and evolve as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution. Coming to Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC with Xbox Game Pass on July 23rd.
Some parody fun at Nintendo….yeah I would not let that Uncle guy get on camera next time, Nintendo have digital media Lawyers !
Olija – Nintendo Switch Reveal Trailer
Olija is a game about Faraday’s quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands. Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity. Coming to Nintendo Switch and PC.
Serious Sam 4 – Gameplay Reveal Trailer
Humanity is under siege as the full force of Mental’s hordes spread across the world, ravaging what remains of a broken and beaten civilization. The last remaining resistance to the invasion is the Earth Defense Force led by Sam “Serious” Stone and his heavily-armed squad of misfit commandos. Croteam returns with a high-powered prequel to the Serious Sam series that scales up chaos to unprecedented levels. The classic Serious Sam formula is revamped by putting an unstoppable arsenal up against an unimaginable number of enemies that requires players to circle-strafe and backpedal-blast their way out of impossible situations.
Devolver Land Expo – Free Game on STEAM
Ending the showcase with an actual video game based on a Devolver Digital Expo featuring the games shown in this showcase.
Well Devolver Digital has delivered yet again in their continuing saga of”Linda” , ending the showcase with the huge truth drop and social commentary on what video game showcases really are, when the parody for fun becomes actual social commentary is pretty much exactly what Devolver Digital have been doing for the last few years.
Whilst not to everyone’s taste or humour, it is a very different way to showcase their upcoming games with some humour and a jolly big stick poking fun and having a dig at the big money showcases which I have to admit, definitely made me chuckle.
Carrion coming to Xbox Game Pass is huge news for this indie title that looks insane and as expected, highlight for me was Shadow Warrior 3 although I felt the teaser trailer delivered better than the gameplay reveal and Olija is certainly one to watch for Nintendo Switch fans.
Overall….it was batshit crazy with some thought provoking commentary and new games. Not quite sure that tomorrow night’s Ubisoft Forward digital showcase will have the same tone !