As many can gather from the time of the year, major video game publishers are preparing to host respective annual showcases now entering June. So far, PlayStation held its State of Play presentation this past week with Xbox to host its own virtual event later this Sunday. But, that is only the beginning.
In a surprise reveal, Sega shared that a new Sonic Central is to be held on Tuesday June 7th. But, it would not be June without one specific publisher in particular: Devolver Digital. Last year, the indie game publisher held its annual showcase and further pushed the insanity of its 2020 event before it. The contents of the show included a Phil Spencer interview with the tentacle monster from Carrion alongside your uncle from Nintendo hosting a segment of the show.
Recently, Devolver Digital revealed it will be returning this year with another Devolver Direct. More exciting is that this year’s show will be hosted by a mechanized version of Grasshopper Manufacturer co-founder Goichi “Suda51’ Suda. You can watch the trailer in the video below:
Most notable of Devolver Digital is the sure-hit release that come from its cooperation with smaller teams. Such as our recent review for Trek to Yomi which reads “It’s great to see an indie take on Samurai legend that feels like a cut above the average take on the genre,” wrote critic David Rodriguez. “Trek to Yomi is a fantastic idea with good execution,” he added.
Additionally, the choice for Suda to be hosting the event is also a creative decision. We have witnessed the same element of uniqueness with Suda in the past for No More Heroes III. During the New Game+ Expo 2020 livestream, he featured new gameplay for the upcoming release, but decided to block a large portion of the screen to talk about his backlog of games he has yet to play. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited for this year’s Devolver Direct?
Devolver Direct 2022 is to take place on June 9, 2022 at 6 PM EST / 3 PM PST.