E3 2018: Devolver Digital Press Conference roundup

The Presidential seal from Metal Wolf Chaos. The Presidential seal from Metal Wolf Chaos. DEVOLVER DIGITAL

For the second year in a row, independent publisher Devolver Digital took to the E3 stage to tell the rest of the gaming industry how terrible they were by comparison. Devolver's off-the-wall conference began with someone announcing a new battle royale game, and then immediately being murdered by the actual press conference host, Nina Struthers. She then spent several minutes berating the internet for criticizing their last press conference before moving onto the game announcements, mixed in with other announcements that we're fairly certain are not real, but it's hard to be sure.

The games began with SCUM, a "supermax open world survival" game that will be arriving later this year, and arriving on Steam Early Access this August. The host then began talking about loot boxes and how they have transformed the gaming landscape for the worse, as well as railing against cryptocurrency by announcing their own "LootBoxCoin" available on their website, perhaps, maybe. This was followed by another game, My Friend Pedro, which appears to be a 2D shooter with lots of slow-motion effects and explosions.

After another bit about a Devolver Digital Classic Edition, the host announced their "final" game announcement: Metal Wolf Chaos, a From Software classic that was never released in the United States, will finally see release through Devolver Digital. In this game, the Vice President of the United States stages a coup, and the President is forced to jump into a giant robot suit to save the country. Metal Wolf Chaos XD will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC later this year.

As the conference was "concluding", the host was brutally murdered by a character who looked like Snake Plissken. The host was rebuilt using robot technology, and a "To Be Continued" promised that the saga would be continued - presumably at next year's E3.

Stay tuned to GeekNifty for more E3 coverage over the course of the week.

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