Devolver Digital, the beloved indie game publisher behind whimsical, wacky, and wonderful games like Genital Jousting and Hotline Miami, is returning to E3. The company has announced that it will again hold an E3 briefing this year–and it sounds completely over-the-top.
Devolver’s “Big Fancy Press Conference,” as it’s called, will be broadcast live on Twitch on Sunday, June 10 at 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET. It’s taking place in the Dave Lang Memorial Convention Center, which is not a real place. The event’s description is very weird and great.
“This year’s Big Fancy Press Conference will feature real, actual game reveals and technological innovations from Developer Labs, the research and development arm of Devolver Digital responsible for last year’s Earliest Access program and making ‘throwing money at the screen’ a valid form of payment. There will almost certainly be blood, possibly loss of life.”
Devolver said it expects this year’s briefing to be a “dumpster fire.” The company added that you may want to re-watch last year’s completely absurd briefing so you’re up to speed on what Devolver is calling the “Devolver Digital Press Conference Universe (DDPCCU) through the blatant reuse of jokes and vague callbacks to the original. Pray for us.”
E3 2018 runs June 12-14 in Los Angeles, through the briefings actually start on Saturday, June 9, with a show from Electronic Arts. They continue through Tuesday with briefings from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and others–here is the full press conference schedule.