E3: Guerrilla Collective 2021

Posted on 13 Jun 2021 by
Jay Shaw

Clocking in at over three hours long this is one chunky show. There are a crazy amount of games on show here so instead of the usual list of everything shown we’re going to cut out a little more and focus on the biggest and most interesting stuff that catches our eye so you’re not reading the video game conference equivalent of the dictionary. As usual, the full show is above and individual games are below.

Aragami 2

Shadowy, stealthy, stab spirit Aragami is returning for another romp across ancient Japan with some new movement skills for the titular antihero. The changes include faster movement, a double jump, and the ability to dash and use shadow powers while in the air. The Aragami can also hang on ledges too. New contextual stealth kills will trigger in certain situations too, for example when hiding outside of a window or around a corner. Some shadow powers from the original game will be making a return as well as new ones and items. In the gameplay we see the Aragami stun, teleport, summon a shadowy spectre, and have the ability to pull enemies and bodies towards them from a distance. Aragami 2 is releasing on 17 September 2021.

Fire Girl

Fire Girl is a side-scrolling action game about the titular firefighting girl with a visual style that mixes 3D environments with a 2D player sprite. In the trailer we see environments ranging from a burning building, burning forest, and burning train that’s still moving. It’s not all battling fires though, players will be able to upgrade the fire station and there seems to be the ability to fly on your hose.


We’re still not entirely clear on what we just watched but some implied sexiness and a crystal that turned into what we can only describe as a rock zombie with a black hole for a head. Did we have a stroke or are you seeing it too?


This minute long snippet of gameplay from Akatori has us completely mesmerized. From the cute main character, the smooth looking gameplay, and those gorgeous Momodora-esque visuals full of expressive sprites and bright colours. Sign us up!

No Longer Home

No Longer Home is a casual point and click adventure about non-binary protagonists Bo and Ao and is about letting go of the life you’ve built in a shared flat due to graduating university and an expiring Visa. Oh, and there’s a weird demon called Lu living under your flat. Everyone has one of those, just chuck a steak into its room every couple of days so it doesn’t eat the pets.

Hunt the Night

Yet another game with great sprite work, this time a three-quarters perspective action adventure where the night is ruled by monsters. Players take on the role of a Stalker, a group of humans who learn to use the dark’s powers to their advantage and must battle through gruesome monsters that wouldn’t be out of place in Hellsing to save humanity from extinction.

Slime Heroes

When an evil fog is corrupting every living creature it touches, who are you going to rely on to save the day? Someone with a big fan? A wandering gas mask merchant? Of course not, it should be a slime. The trailer shows the slime hero using melee, a meteor shower, and an ice breath attack. Additionally, the game will have coop.

Demon Turf

Demon Turf is a third person action adventure about a demon girl called Beebz who wants to be Demon Queen and must take over the turf of other demons on her way to battle the Demon King. The game will feature momentum based combat and player placed checkpoints. Demon Turf is releasing in 2021 for PC and consoles.

Arietta of Spirits

Arietta of Spirits is a three-quarters perspective action adventure game where players take on the role of redhead protagonist Arietta on her journey to uncover the mysteries of the spirit realm. The trailer shows plenty of Zelda-like combat in a variety of areas from autumn forests to dark caves and the most waifu supporting character we’ve seen all day in what looks like a herb shop. Arietta of Spirits is releasing in Summer 2021.


We’re not afraid to admit we got a sensible chuckle out of the trailer for UnMetal. The game’s a comedy take on MSX classic stealth game Metal Gear with a protagonist whose stealth and jokes need a little work. He also steals a one-eyed man’s eyepatch and uses it to fashion a slingshot to shoot depleted uranium balls which is something we’re surprised hasn’t been in a real Metal Gear game yet. A demo is currently available via Steam.


This black and white JRPG features giant mecha and more anime influences than you can shake a stick at. Players will have to not only win the Ultimate Mech Tournament in turn-based JRPG battles against other mecha but also take on jobs from the locals to earn money to upgrade your machine.

Severed Steel

Severed Steel is a fast paced first person shooter where you’ll wall-run, dive, slide, kick, and shoot your way through facilities full of deadly guards. The player is also armed with an arm cannon that can blow holes through walls and open up new routes. Severed Steel is releasing on PC in Summer 2021 with console versions following later.

BATS: Bloodsucker Anti-Terror Squad

What’s cooler than vampires? Vampires slaughtering terrorists in a colourful 2D platformer. There also appears to be a man who is a significant percentage of scorpion. The player controlled vampires are all pretty straightforward references to pop-culture vamps like Dracula (a two’fer as he’s called Count Bloodvayne), Blade, and Nosferatu, there’s even a Symphony of the Night style wolf. Expect BATS to release later in 2021.

Serial Cleaners

The sequel to stealth clean-em-up Serial Cleaner has you playing as four mob cleaners in 1990s New York as they take on the bloodiest jobs with inspirations from movies ranging from Tarantino to B-movies. The new graphical style may not be as bright as the original game but Serial Cleaners looks like it steps up the stealth and map complexity.

Despot’s Game

Despot’s Game is a roguelike auto-battler. Wait, don’t move on yet, the trailer has a good sense of humour. The premise is that you’re given a group of humans who you must equip and guide through a dungeon where they’ll face robots, zombies, and man-eating cabbages. Make it far enough in the dungeon and you have to face off against another player’s team. A demo is available via Steam.

Happy’s Humble Burger Farm

Happy’s Humble Burger Farm is a game about running a fast food restaurant with faux-PlayStation 1 aesthetics. The twist is that if you don’t keep your customers happy a horrifying cow monster called Happy will come to scare, and probably murder, you. There’s also horrifying pig and bird monsters and what look like shambling naked zombies.


Robodunk is a rogue-lite game about robots playing robot basketball. With the ability to acquire new bots, learn new skills, and do the sickest of slam dunks while dodging incoming tackles and rockets this looks like a pretty fun time. It also has a toy-like aesthetic where everything looks like non-trademark-infringing Lego.

Kitsune Tails

We’re always so wary of promoting anything that’s even tangentially related to crowdfunding because let’s face it, 90% of the time the game will end up being a bit shit. Well, it’s too early to make that judgement but we do judge this trailer; it looks great! The colourful faux 8-bit graphical style reminiscent of NES Mario 3 and Kirby-esque abilities look like an absolute blast.

Arcade Paradise

This quirky infomercial type trailer introduces Arcade Paradise, a game about creating the ultimate arcade out of a run-down business. The game promises 35 arcade games, inspired by three decades of classics, all of which are playable. An intriguing prospect if the games are any good. Arcade Paradise is releasing for PC and consoles in 2021.

That’s it for the highlights. As we said at the top there’s a whole bunch we left out just because there’s a crazy amount to see in this show and our fingers are worn down to the second knuckle from all the typing. Do you know how hard it is to get blood out of keycaps? Seriously though, there’s some segments in the last hour of the show that take a look at a few games with the developers so it’s worth giving the full show a watch if you have time to kill. We’ll have more E3 coverage for you later so be sure to check back.

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