Devolver Goes Big at PSX 2016: Absolver, STRAFE, and Mother Russia Bleeds
Devolver Digital has worked tirelessly over the past few years to become one of the biggest indie publishers in the business. As part of this year’s PlayStation Experience, they brought not one but three games to the opening keynote. Absolver and STRAFE will both be launching on the PlayStation 4 while Mother Russia Bleeds is available RIGHT NOW on the PlayStation Network.
First up was Absolver, an intense combat RPG featuring real-time flow of attacks, dodges, feints, and counters, with all aspects of gameplay customizable, including combat styles, weapons and even individual attack sequences in the player’s Combat Deck.
Absolver puts players behind the mask of a Prospect, who has taken a sacred vow and chosen to join the Absolvers, an elite corps of combatants fighting to maintain stability in the world. Monitored by the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire, players will wander these forsaken lands and encounter other Prospects online in order to learn their place in this world and eventually become Absolvers. Along the way, they will learn new combat styles and attacks, and acquire better weapons, powers, and armor.
STRAFE has uncontainable randomly generated levels, enemies, secrets and monster closets so obscene and horrifying we dare you to play it twice. Pure mayhem awaits in every play through of this upcoming retro-modern masterpiece of butchery and over-the-top carnage. Players simply grab a gun, teleport into a unique level set, and paint the walls red, with ÜBER-GORE® technology that allows for ludicrously persistent gibs.
Mother Russia Bleeds
Mother Russia Bleeds injected itself into the veins of PlayStation fans around the world today as it surprise-launched onto the PlayStation Store during the Sony keynote. Mother Russia Bleeds is an ultra-violent co-op brawler overflowing with an unmistakable style and unforgettably brutal action for up to four players at once. Set in an alternate U.S.S.R, the story centers on a desperate crew of imprisoned street fighters that must overcome an oppressive criminal authority and forced drug addictions through any means necessary. Awarded 2016’s prestigious “Best game to beat someone to death with a toilet” accolade.