As expected, Devolver Digital’s tongue-in-cheek E3 presentation was a welcome break from the regular big studio briefings, full of digs at the big publishers and the all-too-familiar formula of saccharin enthusiasm and questionable sincerity. It was weird, charming, and violent. At just over 20 minutes, it merits a gander, but if not, we’ve compiled everything Devolver Digital announced.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Devolver got the ball rolling with a reveal trailer for Media Tonic’s latest game, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. It’s an online multiplayer frenzy where 100 players must weather successive rounds of barely organized chaos made up of physics-based obstacle courses and challenges choke full of environmental hazards.
A cutesy and far less bloody Battle Royale if you will. After each round, the cleaver rains down on those that failed, diminishing the overall number of players until one comes out on top. It’s coming to PC and PlayStation 4 in 2020.
Next up, Devolver showcased Devolver Bootleg, which is, as the name describes, a bootleg game launcher consisting of eight original knock-offs of the publisher’s very own games. The whole thing screams Devolver down to the ground, and the publisher has even gone so far as to rejig the titles. The games are actual rip-offs too and a lovely homage to the originals.
The compilation includes; Enter The Gun Dungeon, Hotline Milwaukee, Ape Out Jr., Shootyboots, Super Absolver Mini: Turbo Fighting Championship, Catsylvania, PikuBiku Ball Stars, and Luftrousers. Devolver Bootleg is available on Steam right now.
Enter the Gungeon: House of the Gundead
Devolver is releasing a spin-off of the popular Enter the Gungeon in a two-player full-sized arcade cabinet called Enter The Gungeon: House of the Gundead. Stylized on House of the Dead cabinets littering arcades in days gone, House of the Gundead uses familiar levels from the original. It’s set to hit arcades in 2020. Details are lacking at this point, but it appears individual players might be able to pick up a unit for themselves at some point.
A decidedly darker and fleshier take on Katamari Damacy‘s exponentially growing ball of buildings, cows, and whatnot. Carrion sees the usual roles flipped as the player plays the part of a tentacled aberration on the hunt for unwitting human fodder to devour.
Squeezing through vents, parasailing from ceilings, and swelling into a gory monstrosity, Carrion is bloody and gruesome rendered in beautiful pixel art. Developed by Phobia Game Studios – who calls it a “reverse horror experience” – Carrion should land on Steam sometime in 2020 with plans for a release on consoles too.
The Messenger: Picnic Panic Expansion
Retro ninja platformer The Messenger is getting an expansion titled Picnic Panic on July 11th this year for PC, PlayStation 4, and Switch. The setting is markedly more tropical than the base game with idyllic beaches and palm trees but retains the same fast-paced, chiptune-accompanied antics. Picnic Panic is free for those that own The Messenger.
Other than the above, Devolver Digital showcased a brief look at acrobatic shooter My Friend Pedro, which we’ve known about for a while. It launches a week from now on June 20th.