Thunderful World, the inaugural digital event for the Swedish developer-publisher, aired today, bringing new game announcements, release date reveals, and even a surprise game launch – and all presented by Mark Hamill, no less.
The show included a brand new entry in the cult SteamWorld series, a release date for Xbox console exclusive, The Gunk, and much more. We’ve collected together all the news below to help make sure you don’t miss anything.
SteamWorld Headhunter is the next installment in the cult SteamWorld series – and the first to move from 2D to 3D. Headhunter will be a “stylised and colourful, third-person co-op action adventure.” While the announcement didn’t reveal gameplay, a release date, or platforms, a teaser trailer (above) gave us a hint of what to expect.
To celebrate, SteamWorld Dig 2 will also be available to download for free on Steam for 24 hours.
The Gunk – 10 Screenshots
The Gunk – a third-person sci-fi adventure with shades of Luigi’s Mansion and Super Mario Sunshine – will come to Xbox and PC on December 16. The game will also launch into Xbox Game Pass.
Wavetale Revealed and Surprise Launched for Stadia
Wavetale is a brand new third-person action adventure set in a flooded world, and created by Thunderful Games (Lost in Random, SteamWorld). Unexpectedly, it’s out today on Google Stadia, with a PC and console release to follow in 2022.
New 3D Platformer Togges Revealed
Billed as a ‘stackformer’, Togges sees you using the titular Togges to create chains of blocks across pretty 3D landscapes, combining colours of blocks to create different effects and solve puzzes. Togges is coming in 2022 for PC and Console.
‘Obscene’ Platformer Hell Pie Announced
A 3D platformer that has you playing as a demon chained to a cherub, Hell Pie looks to combine skill-based play with a Conkers Bad Fur Day vibe. It’s coming to PC and console in 2022.
Shooting-Free Shoot ‘Em Up Swordship Revealed
Swordship is a shooter with an F-Zero vibe, but comes with a twist – you can’t shoot, but your enemies can. Instead, you use your nimble vehicle to cause enemies to destroy themselves or each other as you escape at high speed. It’s coming to PC and console in 2022.
Motorbike Metroidvania Laika: Aged Through Blood Announced
A 2D Metroidvania set entirely on the back of a motorbike, Laika sees you fighting across a post-apocalyptic desert world – and it’s coming to PC and console in 2022.
Super Meat Boy Forever Coming to Mobile
The auto-running sequel to platforming classic Super Meat Boy, Forever is coming to mobile in 2022, although no release date has been announced.
Surreal FPS Industria Coming to Console
Set in 1989 and taking place both in East Berlin and a parellel dimension, Industria arrived for PC in September. It will also now come to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2022, bringing sci-fi and surrealism to console.
White Shadows Release Date Announced
This black and white cinematic puzzle platformer will come to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S on December 7. IGN revealed the game last year, which has been described by the developer as “a modern fable, a distorted mirror of our own world, funny, f**ked up and a little meaningful.”
Firegirl Release Date Announced
This 2.5D roguelite platformer comes to PC on December 14, with a console release to follow in 2022. You’ll play a fire rescue officer responding to procedurally generated emergencies, and tasked with rescuing citizens within strict time limits.
Cursed to Golf Gets New Gameplay Overview
This ‘golf-like’ combines 2D platforming with golf, and we got a new gameplay overview that talked us through the game’s structure, asking you to play “18 dungeon-like holes” across four biomes to return to the land of the living.
New Looks at Upcoming and Early Access Games
3D point ‘n’ click adventure Crowns & Pawns, multiplayer adventure sandbox Tinkertown, and action roguelike Source of Madness all got updates.