Devolver Digital E3 2019 Press Event Recap

Devolver Digital had their annual E3 show. Full of crass humor, profanity, and clever bits meant to satirize game-related press conferences, their event was one of the more mature offerings this year.

If you missed the event, no worries; we made sure to add it to the site for your viewing pleasure. That said, we have highlighted the juicer tidbits below.

That’s not to say that nothing changed. This time they were able to put on a show that’s akin to Nintendo’s Direct videos. It was an absurd affair as usual; multiple speakers are murdered, one by an alien pulled from one of the games they were revealing. Fun times.

Amid all of the crazy, four new games were announced. The first of which was Mediatonic’s Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – a game were 100 contestants come together online to compete in a unique battle royale like event. Instead of shooting at each other, players will race through obstacles towards a goal, knocking rivals off platforms or into traps.

The idea is to be the make it to the end without being eliminated. Though Devolver didn’t show much gameplay, Fall Guys looks like it would be really fun. The second game that was announced was a rather interesting title called Devolver Bootleg. Looking to ape gray market sites, the “bootleg” contains eight original rip-offs of Devolver Digital games.

Fans should be able to tell which games are being copied. There’s Enter the Gun Dungeon and Hotline Milwaukee (rip-offs of Enter the Gungeon and Hotline Miami respectively) for instance. Judging by the trailer, they don’t seem like full games; it’s possible that developer Doinksoft only created a few levels for each game. We’ll have to check it out when we get a chance. Fans can do so right now as Devolver Bootleg was made available on Steam during the show.

The next game features the alien creature that murdered one of the speakers. Called Carrion, this reverse horror game has players controlling an amorphous creature. This monster – who was seemingly summoned from another dimension – is supposed to stalk and consume scientists, soldiers and basically everyone in the game’s prison like facility.

Carrion was developed by Phobia Game Studio for consoles and PC. It won’t be out until 2020 though. I’m sure we’ll learn more about the game in the coming months.

Last but not least was the reveal of an arcade game, Enter the Gungeon: House of the Gundead. No, I don’t mean arcade as in genre. I mean Devolver greenlit a full fledge arcade machine with light guns and everything.

House of the Gundead, developed by Griffin Aerotech and Dodge Roll, has players blasting waves of the Gundead while moving through different environments. Firing off screen seems to reload. Shooting arrow icons will allow players to dodge incoming attacks. New weapons can be unlocked. There are a bunch of boss fights. It’s basically Enter the Gungeon, just made for light guns.

Devolver’s E3 presentation/direct video was decent. They didn’t have a huge number of games to announce. The games they did show looked entertaining though.

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