The first game to be shown at the positively irreverent Devolver Digital E3 2018 show is SCUM.

SCUM will feature more drones, more brutally realistic moments, and the usual rules enforcement by a terrifyingly-large combat robot. Contestant corpses will be reappropriated for other uses, mainly as shambling, unholy zombies that will probably eat your face off. We got to see a bit of in-engine footage of drones patrolling the land and a rather overweight contestant running through the woods before being brutally murdered by the aforementioned rules-enforcement robot. His corpse was then brought back to life as a somewhat overweight (but probably still dangerous) zombie of sorts. Have a look at the game’s Early Access Teaser Trailer to see all of this for yourself if you’ve missed the conference live:

SCUM is basically a reality show made by a more evil version of the people who made Survivor.

Unlike many games in this space, this one has some hints of The Hunger Games with the idea of getting benefits from corporate sponsors. Players will have to manage their in-game “knowledge” skills along with their base body features like their weight. This Unreal Engine 4 title is planning on having a lot in the way of character customization and personalization, so much so that a tatty version of a bear onesie doesn’t seem to be out of order for SCUMSCUM also seems to have a particular focus on visceral violence as evidenced by the sheer amount of blood spray we saw in the trailer alone.

We’ll be seeing SCUM to Steam Early Access in August of 2018. For now, you can add it to your wishlist on Steam by heading over to its Steam Store page.

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!