E3 2021 Recap: Devolver Digital MaxPass+ Event

If you expected Devolver Digital to do a “normal” press conference for E3, then I can only assume you’ve never watched one of their always entertaining showcases. But fret not, for I am here to help! I’ve compiled a list of PC titles revealed during the Devolver Digital MaxPass Plus event and I shall share with you momentarily.

But first, please spend some time watching the Devolver event, it’s worth it.

Had your fill? On to the reveals, then!

Wizard with a Gun

This isn’t exactly a game about a single wizard with a single gun, but rather a cooperative sandbox survival where wizards craft guns to kill stuff so they can keep living, discover more parts and go on perpetuating the cycle. It looks very Don’t Starve-ish, which is definitely a good thing in my book.

Wizard with a Gun is an online cooperative sandbox survival game set in a magical wilderness wrought with dangerous creatures and arcane mysteries. Embark on a journey alone or with friends to collect, craft, and outfit your wizard however you see fit as you explore the unknown. Carefully design weapons, bullets, and furnishings for your tower home but try not to burn it all down as the magic you wield escalates beyond your control…

Wizard with a Gun should hit PC and Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Trek to Yomi

Trek to Yomi is an outrageously gorgeous cinematic adventure about a lone samurai trying his hardest to protect his town against all sorts of threats (supernatural and otherwise).

As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.

Trek to Yomi should hit PC and current gen consoles in 2022.

Inscryption

This is a title from the creator of Pony Island and The Hex, so you should expect some kind of crazy mindfu*k from it. Inscryption will feature roguelike elements, deckbuilding and escape-room puzles, all mixed with psychological horror because why not.

From the creator of Pony Island and The Hex comes the latest mind melting, self-destructing love letter to video games. Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards…

Inscryption should be out in 2021, and there will be a closed beta on Steam at some point in time, so be sure to request access today.

Death’s Door

I wasn’t very good at Titan Souls, but I can’t deny it was a blast to play (and it sported an absolutely excellent art style). Why am I talking about Titan Souls? Well, Death’s Door is a new action game made by the same team (Acid Nerve) and going from the trailer I’ve embedded below, it will resonate with anyone who enjoyed Titan Souls.

Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it’s honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death – where creatures grow far past their expiry.

Death’s Door will be out on July 20th for Xbox consoles and PC and you can already preorder it on Steam.

Phantom Abyss

This crazy asynchronous multiplayer temple raiding title got a new trailer and an Early Access release date. It pretty much looks like a first person Indiana Jones game, so that has already sold me on it. We’ll see how the “only one attempt at each temple” mechanic plays out, but overall, a very intriguing idea!

Phantom Abyss is a massive asynchronous multiplayer game that casts players into procedurally-generated temples and tasks them with retrieving the sacred relics hidden within deadly chambers. Intrepid adventurers will dodge scores of hidden traps, leap treacherous chasms, and flee relentless guardians through branching paths until one of the relics are claimed or the devices of death overwhelm them. Be warned, you only get one attempt at each temple and failure or settling for a lesser relic means you will never see that temple again…

The cleverest players will use the phantom runs of failed attempts from other players to their advantage and avoid the missteps and mistakes that led to their doom. Once the legendary relic at the bottom of each temple is found, the temple goes away forever and becomes the priceless trophy of the skilled adventurer.

Phantom Abyss will hit Steam Early Access on June 22nd.

Shadow Warrior 3

I’ve learned from Geoff Keighley, so I’ve saved the best for last. Shadow Warrior 3 got a new gameplay trailer and I can only say that I hope that it doesn’t get delayed out of 2021, because it looks better with every passing day and I need it in my life as soon as possible.

Seriously, just take a look at this beauty!

Shadow Warrior 3 launches the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level with a seamless blend of fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a spectacular free-running movement system.

Shadow Warrior 3 should be out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2021.

And that’s a wrap for Devolver Digital’s E3 2021 presentation. What did you think of it? I rather enjoy their crazy videos, and the games are as good as ever with them. Now if I only I could find some sort of time travel device so I can play Shadow Warrior 3 today…

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