The team is back and (mostly) recovered from their journey across the border. Brendan, Cole, and Lisa have brought souvenirs for Jordan and Alex — stories from the floor of E3 2018!
Every year, we gather at the Dave Lang Memorial Center to remember the greatest man who ever lived, Dave Lang, as part of the Devolver Digital Press Conference. To be clear, the publisher has only done one press conference before, but it’s the thought that counts.
How did Devolver Digital memorialize Dave Lang this year? Read on to find out.
E3 and all its related events are only a few days away. Between conferences, fan events, and all the other places announcements are happening, you might be unsure as to where everything you need to see is going down. We at CGM have got you covered with a rundown of all the conferences and where and when to watch them, and if you need to figure out when these Eastern times are in your time zone, here’s a converter.
PAX East is one of the best times of the year to check out some of the new games that will soon be coming out. While many attendees crowd around the booths of larger publishers and developers, those who wander into the Indie Megabooth and other, smaller scale tables can find many hidden gems lying in wait.
This week, Brendan, Phil, Jordan, and Lisa take a look at the latest news from Hollywood and the gaming scene. In reviews, the team looks at Before We Vanish, Shadow of the Colossus and Crossing Souls.
CGM Takes you through the first 15 minutes of the new, punishing, top-down, action shooter from Reikon Games and Devolver Digital, Ruiner. As an added bonus, we take you through the end-stage boss.
Set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis, Rengkok, Ruiner tells the story of a “wired sociopath” who fights against a corrupt establishment to save his kidnapped brother. With the help of a mysterious hacker, players explore the beautifully animated, cyberpunk world, collect a wide array of weapons to build their arsenal, and gain abilities to help them take down their enemies.
Ruiner, the debut title from Warsaw-based developer ReikonGames, is available, today, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC through Steam and GOG.
Liked this article and want to read more like it? Check out Joel Couture’s review of Ruiner! You should also check out Jesse Cabral’s review of the latest fighter to come out of Devolver Digital, Absolver!
Don’t forget to tune in every Friday the Pixels & Ink Podcast to hear the latest news, previews, and in-depth game discussions!
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After being announced at Nintendo’s Switch reveal, the latest game in the No More Heroes franchise was a huge question mark. Suda51, the series’ creator, was coy about what the gameplay would be, cautioning the media to not refer to it as “No More Heroes 3“. We now know why that is, as the first trailer for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes has been released along the Nintendo Nindies Showcase.
Travis Strikes Again takes place seven years after the events of the original game, with The Bad, the father of NMH‘s Bad Girl, coming to exact revenge on Travis for killing her. During their scuffle in a trailer, the game console Travis was using activates, dragging the duo into the digital world.
Things haven’t been fully elaborated, but the current thought is that Travis must now fight through the worlds of indie games, eventually squaring off with characters from the game. Hotline Miami was featured prominently in the trailer, making the thought of Travis facing down against Jacket or Biker from Hotline oh so enticing.
Another interesting thing to note is the game console Travis and The Bad get sucked into. It’s a Death Drive mk 2, a similar console to the Death Drive 128 featured in another Suda51 title, Let It Die that allows the player to enter the Tower of Barbs and fight enemies in that game. Who knows if this is a fun shout out, or if Uncle Death himself will make an appearance.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will launch sometime next year exclusively on Switch, and between now and then we’ll most likely be hearing the other five promised indie crossover games will be. So far it seems like Devolver is heavily invested in the title, but I’d personally love to see more variety. Travis Touchdown fighting Shovel Knight, anyone?
After teasing a new game yesterday, Devolver Digital announced a new game ahead of their press conference at E3 this year — an action RPG developed by Onebitbeyond titled The Swords of Ditto.
Devolver Digital, known for games like Hotline Miami has announced that they will host their first ever E3 press conference this year.
Sloclap and Devolver Digital has announced a release date for their upcoming online melee game, Absolver.
The more I think about it, the more I am divided in my opinion of 2013’s Shadow Warrior remake. The game is crass, pandering, and monotonous at the worst of times, but genuinely funny at its best. So, when Flying Wild Hog’s sequel received an official release date, I’m not sure how to feel.
As if the news from E3 wasn’t exciting enough, it has recently been announced that the high octane action of Serious Sam is about to get even more insane as it makes the jump to virtual reality.
Details are relatively sparse, however according to the press release, “For the first time, immerse yourself in the universe of Serious Sam – travel the galaxy, meet interesting aliens, and blow the shit out of them all in a mind-blowing, fast-paced, guns-blazin’ virtual reality environment. Get into the action immediately after choosing one of several missions, drop in and start wreckin’ faces.”
Serious Sam will feature multiple levels on multiple planets, the bosses you’ll encounter in this virtual world are bigger, badder and uglier than you’ve yet encountered as Sam Stone. A teaser trailer for Serious Sam VR has been released.
Serious Sam VR will be debuted at E3 during the Devolver Digital E3 Lot of Indie Awesomeness show. Serious Sam VR hits Early Access this summer.