If anyone has the energy we need to get through E3, it's Nina Struthers, Devolver's Chief Synergy Officer. Or so we thought.
Last year's conference introduced LootBoxCoin and Metal Wolf Chaos. Nina Struthers came on stage by breaking the neck of an executive who talked about launching a new battle royale game. Four game reveals were teased prior to the event,
The first announcement was a series of bootleg games, eight rip-offs of Devolver games including Hotline Miami, Enter the Gungeon (called Enter the Gun Dungeon), Super Absolver Mini: Turbo Fighting Championship.
Outside of the weird bit as a shitty late night talk show, Devolver revealed Fall Guys and Carrion. The former is a game about flinging players through rounds and rounds of obstacles — almost like marbles rolling down a course — until only one player remains, while Carrion is pitched as a "reverse horror game".
"Stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility," Carrion's description says. Both games are due for release in 2020.
Enter the Gungeon and The Messenger also got new DLC: Picnic Panic and House of the Gundead, respectively. Picnic Panic is a tropical, super vibrant version of The Messenger that looks fantastic, and it'll be out on July 11 across all platforms. It's also free for all players.
The rest of the conference — more of a Direct, really — was more of an overarching story about Devolver transitioning to direct marketing video, with another executive vying for power while Struthers remains motionless in a chair. It's ... it's weird. But what else would you expect?