E3: Guerrilla Collective 2020 Day 1

Posted on 13 Jun 2020 by
Jay Shaw

E3 2020 may have been unceremoniously dumped in a ditch by the ongoing pandemic but we’ve got plenty of other coverage to enjoy still. Kicking off this coverage, starting with the first day of The Guerilla Collective’s three day show. The whole show can be watched via the embed above, or you can scroll down to check out individual games.

System Shock

It’s been common knowledge for quite a while that everyone’s favourite murderous AI and abomination infested space station will be making a comeback with the remake of System Shock by Night Dive Studios. There have even been pre-alpha demos for it at previous events but we’ve got an announcement of a new alpha demo, and the slick new gameplay video above.

Cardaclysm

Card slinging adventure Cardaclysm got a colourful new trailer showing off a very brief look at the game’s battle system and some of the cards you’ll be using on your adventure. Unfortunately, no other new info at this time.

Uragun

Similarly to Cardaclysm, we’ve got another new trailer for top-down mech combat game Uragun that shows off a bit of action and not much else other than an announcement of a Q3 2020 Early Access release window.

Exo One

Shape shifting sphere-em-up Exo One’s new trailer shows off some of the surreal floating island environments from the game as well as slick gameplay of traversing the beautiful environment between ball and disk forms. Expect a release later this year.

Almighty: Kill Your Gods

RUNWILD Entertainment’s upcoming giant monster slaying coop action RPG Almighty: Kill Your Gods has a new trailer looking at some of the combat, exploration, giant body part carrying, and cooperative play you can expect to experience when the game launches.

Röki

Gentle snowy adventure Röki‘s trailer took a look at what drives hero Tove to go on her fateful adventure, and some of the giant shadowy monsters you’ll be running across on your travels through its frigid lands.

Genesis Noir

Black and white creation myth Genesis Noir is an adventure game about a shot fired by a jealous god in a love triangle – The Big Bang. Genesis Noir promises a tactile exploration of this jazzy creation myth inspired by jazz music, film noir, and Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics collection of short stories.

Doors of Insanity

Card-based RPG Doors of Insanity dropped a comedic trailer that didn’t show much of the game but the narrator sure tried to drop a lot of jokes about how awesome you’ll be while playing it.

Big movie trailer voice aplenty.

A Juggler’s Tale

Puppet styled adventure A Juggler’s Tale showed off a 2.5D side-scrolling adventure very reminiscent of cult classic Limbo except with puppets. We see the heroine’s strings get caught up on overhead objects. A Juggler’s Tale will be releasing on PC and consoles in 2021.

Lake

Delivering packages huh? It may not be everyone’s idea of a great adventure but it shows up in a lot of them anyway. Lake looks to be a narrative adventure about a delivery woman in an idyllic rural town as she goes about her rounds and interacts with the residents.

Boyfriend Dungeon

Every dungeon crawler/dating sim should have swords that turn into handsome men, women, and non-binary people. You can also date your weapons, unlocking new upgrades as you spend time with them and increase their affection for you.

Night Call

Noir taxi driving game Night Call is a game about driving clients around and uncovering clues to a series of complex stories that you’ll piece together over the course of the game. Night Call is releasing on 24 June 2020.

Colt Canyon

Pixellated gunslinger Colt Canyon dropped a brief, action-packed trailer. Unfortunately, there’s not much else on show today, just the promise that the cowboy blasting romp will include single-player and cooperative play. Colt Canyon is releasing on 16 June 2020.

Baldur’s Gate 3

Larian Studios (of Divinity: Original Sin 1 and 2 fame) have dropped a new trailer for Baldur’s Gate 3 full of pre-alpha footage of the heroes utterly destroying mosnters and narrated by a very forceful narrator. Additionally, Swen Vincke appeared wielding rubber weapons with great enthusiasm to announce that the studio is intending on releasing an Early Access build in August 2020 – if the pandemic doesn’t hamper production.

West of Dead

Flaming skulls, cel-shading, and Ron Perlman? Sign us up for this top-down twin stick shooter from Upstream Arcade. West of Dead is launching on 18 June 2020 on Steam. We’d elaborate more but Ron Perlman’s voice has made our loins all tingly and we need a minute.

Dwarf Fortress

Tarn Adams appeared to present a video for the upcoming Steam release of fantasy world simulator Dwarf Fortress that has about the same pacing of actually playing Dwarf Fortress. We get a good look at the new sprite tile-set that will hopefully make the game more newbie friendly by conveying information in a more intuitive manner than the previously ASCII art style.

Valheim

Iron Gate Studio dropped a brief new trailer for their upcoming adventure Valheim inviting players to sign up for the beta on the game’s official site and promising more to see later tonight at the PC Gaming Show.

Ultrakill

Fast paced Quake-inspired shooter Ultakill got a blazingly fast new trailer showing off some of the game’s levels, weapons, and gallons upon gallons of blood. A demo for the game is available now via the game’s official site.

Fights in Tight Spaces

Turn-based tactical brawler Fights in Tight Spaces got a new trailer showing the suited silhouette protagonist busting heads with a variety of hand-to-hand moves played out via a card and deckbuilding system.

Liberated

Noir seems to be a running theme this year, with 2.5D action platformer Liberated also taking on the black and white style the genre is famous for. The game is releasing in July 2020 for PC.

Gestalt: Steam & Cinder

Gestalt: Steam & Cinder is a hack and slash steampunk platformer RPG whose protagonist is a duster wearing, sword-wielding, hard-drinking redhead called Aletheia. Gestalt is coming sometime in 2020.

Swimsanity

Swimsanity is an underwater themed platformer-shooter that promises some derpy looking sea-life bosses, 1-4 player coop and competitive play for both local and online as well as eight game modes. The game will be coming to PC and consoles in Summer 2020 and a demo will be part of the Steam Game Festival next week from 16 June.

No Place For Bravery

The Glitch Factory and Ysbryd Games dropped a new trailer for their upcoming hack and slash adventure No Place For Bravery that shows off their intriguing fantasy world of giant monsters, medieval style combat, and sword polishing. Not a euphemism. No Place For Bravery is releasing in 2021 for PC and Switch.

Haven

You’ve got to admire a game where the heroes get around wearing rocket shoes. Haven follows the adventures of Kay and Yu on a colourful alien world as they gather, craft, fight in RPG style battles, and oh so nearly get it on.

Metal: Hellsinger

Mash up Doom and a rhythm action game and you’ve got Metal: Hellslinger. The already impressive pre-alpha footage of the trailer shows some awesomely metal monsters and fast paced FPS action. All we know is it’s coming next year, we’ll be terrible at it, and we want it.

Gonner 2

I’d like to say we know what’s going off in the Gonner 2 trailer but we honestly don’t. There’s more colour than a B&Q paint section and a whole host of weird creatures that wouldn’t look out of place in an Adventure Time episdode.

Just Die Already

Starting your trailer with the words “Hideo Kojima, please unblock my number.” is a strong move, especially when you cut to a beach littered with sea life, body parts, and a buck naked old man whose pixellated crotch is somehow even worse when he’s caressing an oversized sausage. Just Die Already is touted as an “old person mayhem sandbox” but we’d go with unfortunate geriatric nudist misadventure.

Paradox Insider

Crusader Kings 3

Paradox kicked off their portion of the show strong with a gameplay demonstration of eagerly anticipated grand strategy game Crusader Kings 3. The game is releasing on 1 September 2020 for PC and promises an easier introduction into middle-ages intrigue for new players to the series. We could write a whole article on the hundreds of things going off in 1066 AD Spain’s many kingdoms but we’ll let the video above speak for itself.

Empire of Sin

Ian O’Neill (Principal Combat Designer) and Brenda Romero (Game Director and CEO) took to the video-call stage talk about 1920’s gangster strategy sim Empire of Sin. They revealed that you’ll be able to play as fourteen different bosses of the Chicago underworld and showed off plenty of gameplay including dialogue, the city map, investigating quests, hiring companions, and turn-based tactical combat.

Prison Architect: Island Bound

You can’t go wrong with stuffing prisoners on an island, right? Hang on, yeah, Napoleon says you can. The Frenchman may not make an appearance but Prison Architect: Island Bound is an expansion all about chucking your dangerous criminals on an island and hopefully doing a good enough job that your guards and staff don’t get shanked by a disgruntled inmate.

Surviving The Aftermath

Stefan Eld (Product Manager) and Lasse (whose last name I won’t butcher because the host said it way too fast) took the stage to talk about Surviving The Aftermath, a post-apocalyptic colony builder that has received a number of sizeable updates since it was released in an early access state last year. Stefan also announced that the game will be coming to Steam in October 2020.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Paradox also showed off an extended trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 as well as information on what to expect in the collectors edition of the game, the usual suspects: a statue, vinyl soundtrack, fifth edition core rule book, a steelbook case, map of Seattle, and three DLCs.

Overall, not a bad way to kick off today’s shows but thoroughly underwhelming in the amount of actual information conveyed. That said, it’s easy to see why developers and publishers would favour quantity over quality due to the lack of a physical show.

Comments (1)


Posts: 348
L Coulsen
Posted 14 Jun 2020, 09:41
No Werewolf? Interesting