This year’s Devolver Direct showcase continued the label’s annual tradition of overpromises with new game debuts, gameplay reveals, release date announcements, and an inexplicably complex narrative woven into its marketing centerpiece. The industry-shaking revelations included the premiere of Shadow Warrior 3 gameplay, the reveal of 2D action platformer Olija, and imminent release dates for the long-awaited Carrion, Fall Guys, and Serious Sam 4.
The overrated independent publisher also launched Devolverland Expo, the most advanced marketing simulator ever designed by humankind. Conceived, created, and filled with contempt by Devolver Digital CEO Nina Struthers during this year’s fourth-wall shattering Devolver Direct, Devolverland Expo takes all of the in-your-face stink and discomfort, pomp and circumstance of a crowded high-rent convention hall and stuffs it – for free – into the general public’s sweaty, grateful paws. You’re welcome.
Experience Devolverland Expo immediately on Steam. Why are you still reading this?
Shadow Warrior 3 – Launching 2021
Shadow Warrior 3 finds Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekick Orochi Zilla embarking on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison. All it will take is the mask of a dead god, a dragon’s egg, a touch of magic, and enough firepower to tear down the encroaching Shadowlands.
Shadow Warrior 3 – Way to Motoko Gameplay: https://youtu.be/ZdUDkjUe_0o
Olija – Launching 2020
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. Olija’s enchanting action-adventure is coming to PC & Nintendo Switch in Fall 2020.
Fall Guys – Launching August 4th for PS4 & PC
Battle bizarre obstacles, shove through unruly competitors, and overcome the unbending laws of physics to avoid both humiliation and elimination. Leave your dignity at the door and prepare for hilarious failure in your quest for the crown.
Fall Guys – Jump in August 4: https://youtu.be/tmWwGP5mROg
Carrion – Launching July 23 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One & PC
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.
Carrion – Release Date Trailer: https://youtu.be/BvWM13OCskI
Steam + Playable Demo: https://store.steampowered.com/app/953490?snr=1_1056_615__1601
Serious Sam 4 – Launching August for Stadia & PC
Humanity is under siege as the full force of Mental’s hordes spreads 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.
Serious Sam 4 – Gameplay Trailer: https://youtu.be/9cRn9w7AcIM
Blightbound – Launching July 29 for Steam Early Access
Blightbound is an online & local multiplayer dungeon crawler that tasks three heroes to venture down from their mountain refuge to face the abominations of the Blight – a mysterious and corrupting fog that enshrouds the land.
Blightbound – Developer Walkthrough: https://youtu.be/SErvwfHD-7w
Weird West – Launching 2021
Survive and unveil the mysteries of the Weird West through the intertwined destinies of its unusual heroes in an immersive sim from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey.
Weird West – Developer Walkthrough: https://youtu.be/e6Xbxw1gPdI
Devolverland Expo – Out Now, Absolutely Free
Developed by Flying Wild Hog Rzeszów, Devolverland Expo is a first-person ‘marketing simulator’ set within an abandoned convention center after the annual Devolver Digital game expo was mysteriously canceled. Break into the convention center and avoid the advanced security systems to watch and retrieve the remnants of gameplay trailers and promotional video packages from all the games featured in Devolver Direct, and other secrets lost in the expo’s cancellation.
Devolver Digital fans and detractors can catch up on the unnecessarily intricate narrative to the ongoing saga and continue their uninformed speculation and hot takes on Discord [http://discord.gg/devolverdigital].