For those that may watch the Devolver Digital E3 show for the first time next week, be prepared. And the only way to really prepare for it is to watch their 2017 and 2018 shows, as the narrative will be continued at E3 2019.
In between the blood and guts and passionate delivery from Nina Struthers, you may have missed that two games were mentioned in the 2017 conference – Ruiner, a brutal cyberpunk action shooter, and Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour, an action-adventure in the legendary Serious Sam saga from Hammerwatch developer Crackshell. They followed this up with a powerful expletive filled show at E3 2018, only this time, it ended with a cliffhanger.
I loved the LootBoxCoin they ‘announced’ which is “so f*cking secure , value is unknown”, “totally unregulated” and “no liabilities, go nuts.” Nina Struthers killed it again on stage and poked fun at many elements of the gaming industry. They did show off more games this time in the form of SCUM, an open world survival game where you need to monitor your bodily functions, My Friend Pedro (looks awesome and releases June 21!) and Metal Wolf Chaos XD, a modernised re-release of FromSoftware’s 2004 mech shooter which is due for release this year. At the end of the show, a character returned from the 2017 conference and shot Nina to bits. The final scenes had a view of doctors working on Nina in hospital talking about ‘total body prosthesis’, so considering Metal Wolf Chaos XD hasn’t been released yet, could we see a MechNina at E3 2019?
In all seriousness, Devolver Digital has an impressive collection of games that have released over the past couple of years and they are definitely a developer to watch. Our team has played and reviewed many of Devolver Digital’s titles recently including Katana Zero, Weedcraft Inc and Pikuniku, and I can’t wait to get stuck into My Friend Pedro.
This year’s Devolver Digital E3 2019 show will commence at midday on Monday June 10 for us Aussies, after the Bethesda and Xbox shows. Devolver Digital themselves have given a brief overview of their show on their website.
“Watch the next chapter in a story that has no right to exist, let alone be aired to hundred of thousands of people live. There will be four game reveals with one being available to purchase with money immediately and another releasing later but priced at something like $5,000. It’ll all make sense soon.”
I honestly can’t wait to see what happens next to Nina Struthers and am looking forward to their game reveals. Could we finally see a sequel to the amazing Talos Principle? We’ll find out midday Monday June 10 via their Twitch channel.