E3 is a time of year when major publishers and developers take to the stage and showcase their latest games to audiences of hundreds of thousands if not more. But the spotlight somehow always manages to get snagged by the marketing team at Devolver Digital, who have done everything from meme-worthy streams to creating a horror game based on a fictional Devolver Digital Show Floor.
For 2021, they are targeting the ever-increasing number of video game subscription services by unveiling the Devolver MaxPass+, which through the most witty way possible, is pitched as a “a completely free subscription service that offers the entire Devolver Digital catalog – including all future titles – as exclusive, premium purchases”. Aka. You buy the games you want when they are available.
But… onto the games! During their event, Devolver Digital shared new titles, new release dates and a hearty filling of preview content. Scroll down to look at the full list of games on offer, and perhaps add them to your Steam wishlist.
Trek To Yomi by Leonard Menchiari + Flying Wild Hog
Coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC in 2022
As a vow to his dying Master, a young swordsman 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. A cinematic tour-de-force from Leonard Menchiari and Flying Wild Hog.
Wizard With a Gun by Galvanic Games
Coming to the Nintendo Switch and Windows PC in 2022
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.
Inscryption by Daniel Mullins
Coming to Windows PC in 2021
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.
Devolver Tumble Time by NOPOPO
Coming to Mobile in 2021
Devolver Tumble Time is the future of physics-based puzzle gameplay, elegant monetization, and strategic brand integration. Choose characters from a packed roster of your favorite Devolver Digital games and rack up big points matching and clearing their impossibly adorable heads from the tumbler. Get hyped enough and unleash each character’s special ability to clear huge chunks and earn power-ups to create chaotic chain reactions. Then maybe watch some entertaining ads because nothing is ever really free.
Death’s Door by Acid Nerve
Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC on 20 July 2021
Death’s Door thrusts players into a quirky and curious world where Crows are in charge of collecting the souls of the dead. Reaping souls 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 and overflow with greed and power.
Phantom Abyss by Team WIBY
Coming to Steam Early Access on 22 June 2021
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…
Shadow Warrior 3 by Flying Wild Hog
Coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC in 2021
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.
Terra Nil by Free Lives
Release Date and Platforms to be confirmed
Terra Nil is a reverse city builder about ecosystem reconstruction. Turn a barren wasteland into an ecological paradise complete with different flora and fauna. Then clean up, leaving the environment pristine. Subverting the builder genre, Terra Nil is about the restoration of a ravaged environment.
Demon Throttle by Doinksoft
Coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch and exclusively physical in 2022
Introducing Demon Throttle by developer Doinksoft, the creators of Gato Roboto. Coming to Nintendo Switch as a physical box set – and only a physical box set – through our friends at Special Reserve Games.
Demon Throttle tells the story of a beautiful vampiress and dusty gunslinger on a quest for vengeance against a demon that stole her mystical chalices and slept with his estranged wife. Now the two unlikely companions must blast their way through four monstrous generals and their wicked domains to lift the demon’s curse and exact their revenge.