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Devolver Max Pass Plus pokes fun at “monetisation as a service”

Other publishers, take note?

Devolver Max Pass Plus is Devolver Digital’s new games as a service model, literally monetising everything under the sun (except for the actual subscription service, that is).

“A no-cost subscription service for top tier consumers that unlocks access to dozens, possibly hundreds of dozens of premium purchases available only to the most important users,” it’s a pretty funny thumb of the nose at other publishers’ subscription services.

In reality, Max Pass Pluss is just Devolver’s way of showing off new titles including Shadow Warrior 3, Trek to Yomi, Phantom Abyss, Inscryption, Death’s Door, Wizard with a Gun, Devolver Tumble Time and Death’s Door.

Check out some glimpses at all those titles below alongside deeper dives. What’s your favourite new announcement?

Devolver Max Pass Plus

Trek to Yomi

  • Release date: 2022
  • Platforms: Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5

“As a vow to his dying Master, a young swordsman is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.”

Wizard with a Gun

  • Release date: 2022
  • Platforms: PC and consoles

Wizard with a Gun is an online cooperative sandbox survival game set in a magical wilderness wrought with dangerous creatures and arcane mysteries. Embark on a journey alone or with friends to collect, craft, and outfit your wizard however you see fit as you explore the unknown. Carefully design weapons, bullets, and furnishings for your tower home but try not to burn it all down as the magic you wield escalates beyond your control.”

Inscryption

  • Release date: Later in 2021
  • Platforms: Windows PC

“From the creator of Pony Island and The Hex comes the latest mind melting, self-destructing love letter to video games. Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie.”

Devolver Tumble Time

  • Release: 2021
  • Platforms: Mobile

Devolver Tumble Time is the future of physics-based puzzle gameplay, elegant monetization, and strategic brand integration launching for mobile devices in 2021. Choose characters from a packed roster of your favorite Devolver Digital games and rack up big points matching and clearing their impossibly adorable heads from the tumbler. Get hyped enough and unleash each character’s special ability to clear huge chunks and earn power-ups to create chaotic chain reactions. Then maybe watch some entertaining ads because nothing is ever really free.”

Demon Throttle

  • Release date: 2022
  • Platforms: Switch

“Introducing Demon Throttle by developer Doinksoft, the creators of Gato Roboto. Coming to Nintendo Switch as a physical box set – and *only* a physical box set – through our friends at Special Reserve Games, Demon Throttle tells the story of a beautiful vampiress and dusty gunslinger on a quest for vengeance against a demon that stole her mystical chalices and slept with his estranged wife. Now the two unlikely companions must blast their way through four monstrous generals and their wicked domains in order to lift the demon’s curse and exact their revenge.”

Death’s Door

  • Release date: 20 July
  • Platforms: Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Death’s Door thrusts players into a quirky and curious world where Crows are in charge of collecting the souls of the dead. Reaping souls and punching a clock might get monotonous but it’s honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death – where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power.”

Phantom Abyss

  • Release date: 22 July (in Early Access)
  • Platforms: Windows PC

Phantom Abyss is a massive asynchronous multiplayer game that casts players into procedurally-generated temples and tasks them with retrieving the sacred relics hidden within deadly chambers. Intrepid adventurers will dodge scores of hidden traps, leap treacherous chasms, and flee relentless guardians through branching paths until one of the relics are claimed or the devices of death overwhelm them. Be warned, you only get one attempt at each temple and failure or settling for a lesser relic means you will never see that temple again…”

Shadow Warrior 3

  • Release date: 2021
  • Platforms: Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4

Shadow Warrior 3 launches the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level with a seamless blend of fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a spectacular free-running movement system.”


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