Devolver Digital E3 2019 Conference Secret Games

Devolver Digital have just wrapped up their anarchic press conference, but it seems there is more to the show than meets the eye.

Around the 17:15 to 17:30 mark, the screen becomes intensely distorted. However, we do see brief flashes of what appear to be unannounced video games. We went though the footage frame by frame and put it under scrutiny.

The first appears to be some kind of dungeon-crawling game with a simple art-style. However, there may be some horror elements based on the monster designs, despite the goofy looking characters in other screenshots.

We then have what appears to be a top-down fantasy game. The way the characters move is very reminiscent of games like Bastion or Transistor, which also utilized combat and that camera angle. However, there is still a wide breath of possible genres.

The next game appears to be some kind of sci-fi game, with a spaceship flying over snowy mountains. We do not think this has anything to do with the other top-down game above, as there is more detail in the art-style here and that game appears more fantasy based. Their only similarity is their camera angle.

This game had the most frames, but we are fairly certain it is the same game. It appears to be low-poly and within a city, while you spray graffiti. Players are purely in first-person, and can even duel wield spray cans.

The last game seems to be a 2D game- possibly fitting into a Contra style shooter, or a Metroidvania. We do see the character perform a wall-jump at one point, but that is not necessarily exclusive to Metroidvanias. We also see what appears to be a very surreal looking boss, reminiscent of some of the weirder retro Japanese shoot-em-up games. The last image appears to be heavily garbled, but with how perfectly symmetrical the blocky object is on the left, we are confident it could be something from this game.

So, what do you think? Anything catch your interest already? Notice something we missed? Sound off in the comments below!

Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.