Monday, June 06, 2022
Devolver Digital has announced that its annual Devolver Direct is returning later this week, delivering new video game news, all wrapped up, as usual, in an industry piss take.
Previous shows have taken the mick out of loot boxes, digital currencies, world premiere announcements, and plenty more games industry presentation tropes. This year, Devolver has set its targets on the pre-shows - those 30 minute countdowns before the show starts, where according to their “Devolver Scienticians”, the audiences hopes are at their highest, “before the inevitable disappointment sets in”. Oh, and the show is being hosted by No More Heroes creator SUDA51 in a mech suit. Of course.
“Devolver is set to capitalize on this untapped pre-show potential with the greatest countdown the industry has ever seen. But at what cost? Join the anxious masses for at least four video game announcements in Summer Game Fest’s most hotly anticipated countdown. To marketing.”
It looks like Devolver Direct 2022 is set to be just as silly and enjoyable as previous years, and who knows, we should get some cool reveals and announcements too. Perhaps we'll see more of Return to Monkey Island? There's not long to wait, with the showcase kicking off on 9th June 2022 at 23:00 BST / 15:00 PT. You can check out the announcement trailer down below, with a sneak peak at host Mecha SUDA51.
Monday, June 06, 2022 @ 09:02 AM