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Table of Contents

Not-E3 2022 Schedule
Limited Run Games
Summer Game Fest
Devolver Digital Marketing Countdown to Marketing 2022
Netflix Geeked Week 2022 Games Showcase
Tribeca Games Spotlight
Freedom Games Summer Showcase
Guerrilla Collective
Wholesome Direct
Future Games Show
Xbox & Bethesda
PC Gaming Show
Capcom
Xbox Games Showcase 2022 Extended

Summer Game Fest 2022 Showcase

Today brought us two E3 events, the first of which was the Summer Game Fest 2022 Showcase.

It began with another look at Street Fighter 6, which was previously shown at the State of Play last week. Next up was the announcement of Aliens: Dark Descent and then another look at The Callisto Protocol, which certainly looks like it will be a dark, intense game.

Then they spent a long, long time on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, before making the surprise announcement of Flashback 2, a sequel to 1992’s Flashback, which was remade in 2013. (Although apparently the original Flashback already has a sequel from 1995 called Fade to Black.)

Next up was the dark fantasy FPS Witchfire, followed by a thriller called Fort Solis that looks pretty interesting.

But oh my, I thought I was dreaming when I saw the next announcement, because the next game revealed was a sci-fi horror game called Routine.

Yes, that Routine. The Routine that was on my list of top 5 upcoming horror games back in 2014. The Routine we were still waiting for in 2017, when the developers promise fans it wasn’t cancelled. Honestly, so much time passed that I assumed it was cancelled after all, but Routine is back!

While I was still reeling from the shock of Routine being re-announced, they showed a movie trailer and then moved on to an Outriders expansion called Worldslayer, a montage of upcoming Switch games we already know about, and a new trailer for Fall Guys, which is going free-to-play, before revealing a real-time-strategy game called Stormgate.

Next was a turn-based strategy game called Highwater, a puzzle-platformer called American Arcadia, and a funny bait-and-switch trailer to announce Goat Simulator 3 (I’m pretty sure there is no Goat Simulator 2).

They showed Marvel’s Midnight Suns next, followed by a look at Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, and then a release date trailer for the first-person action game Neon White. Now, that caught my attention because Neon White was the focus of recent Nintendo Direct rumors, with the date theorized due to the belief that Neon White would be shadow dropped after a Direct.

So the shadow drop part isn’t true, but I’m still hoping for a Nintendo Direct.

The next game was Midnight Fight Express and then some new stuff for Warframe, and then it was time for two games from miHoYo, the developer behind Genshin Impact. Honkai: Star Rail is a turn-based strategy RPG set in space, while Zenless Zone Zero is an urban fantasy RPG. I’d be potentially interested in both, but they’re probably that same free-to-play model, which doesn’t appeal to me.

We got to see a new trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, DLC For Humankind, and a look at One Piece Odyssey. I’m not familiar with One Piece, but the game looks good.

Then after that came one I am interested in, Soul Hackers 2 from Atlus, with its first English dubbed trailer! I’ve never played the first Soul Hackers, but I picked it up during Atlus’s recent 3DS sale.

Capcom Arcade Stadium 2 was announced, followed by new trailers for Mario Strikers: Battle League, Metal: Hellsinger, and The Quarry. The Quarry looks interesting, and it’s from the same developers who made Until Dawn, which is on my list to play someday.

Open world survival crafting Nightingale came next, then another look at the new Saints Row, and then Warhammer 40k: Darktide.

Bloober Team then officially revealed the new Layers of Fear game they’d been teasing… Layers of Fears. At first I thought it was a new entry in the series, but apparently it’s some sort of remake/reimagining of the previous Layers of Fear games, with new story content.

After a new trailer for Gotham Knights, they finished with a long look at various projects related to The Last of Us, including a remake of the first game, and a standalone multiplayer game.

That was it for Summer Game Fest, with no sign of the games I was hoping to see (but quite a surprise with Routine).

Devolver Digital Marketing Countdown to Marketing 2022

Then, later in the evening, it was time for Devolver Digital’s show. If you did not watch, here is the link to the full show, because it was an insane experience as usual. This year’s show involved Suda51 as a giant robot and video game singularities.

In between their bizarre story sequences, they showed off trailers for Cult of the Lamb, Anger Foot, and Card Shark, and announced The Plucky Squire and Skate Story. Of these, the most interesting to me by far was The Plucky Squire, an action adventure platformer that includes both 2D and 3D worlds.

As usual, Devolver’s show was worth it for the entertainment alone. That was the last of the showcases today, but we have several more coming up tomorrow! What were your favorite announcements from today’s showcases?

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  9 Responses to “Not-E3 2022 Part 2: Summer Game Fest and Devolver Digital”

  1. Seems like KoopaTV boycotting the Summer Game Fest was a good idea!

  2. Devolver’s presentation was bonkers! I’m surprised Cult of the Lamb wasn’t higher on your list, but The Plucky Squire certainly caught my attention.

    I feel like Goat Simulator 3 skipping number 2 has to be some kind of joke about how so many games never get to game number 3 (like Valve) so they’re just skipping to number 3!

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