Pre-E3 News Snatch: Bedlam, Wattam & Angry Birds Sonic Dash Epic

I think we can officially say that this has been the busiest pre-E3 week since records began in 1878. There have been more announcements, teasers and denials than we were able to cover over the last few days and so, in Tuffcub’s afternoon absence, here’s a big collection of all of the things we missed. We’ll start things off with the most nonsensical of them all.


Last seen in a brief sneak peek at the game in action, the collaboration at Funomena between Keita Takahashi of Katamari Damacy and Nobby Noby Boy fame and Robin Hunicke, who most notably worked on Journey, has the above E3 trailer. It still doesn’t make much sense, but apparently tells the epic story of the mayor of Wattam trying to bring back together the scattered peoples of his land, who have been spread across the galaxy by one gigantic explosion.

Currently in Early Access on Steam, Bedlam is heading to PlayStation 4 this August, replete with fruity language and genre-hopping gameplay, as you battle through multiple worlds that mash together several generations of first person shooter.

It’s not all E3 news and trailers, as TheGameCollection have said that the Wii U version of LEGO Jurassic World has been delayed until July 3rd. Game and Amazon both seem to have it pegged for next week – which is still a week behind the other platforms – but we’ve yet to have a response from Warner Bros. as to what’s going on.

Life Goes On: Done to Death is heading to PS4 later this year, as Infinite Monkeys Entertainment expand upon their “comically-morbid” platformer while making the leap from the Windows, Mac and Linux version of the game that was released last year.

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 – Catch A Ride is finally on the way. It’s out on June 23rd, three whole months after the second episode, which was itself four months after the first. Following the pattern, I’m sure we can expect episode four in August and the finale at the end of September.

There’s a fresh E3 reveal trailer for manga-inspired Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma.

In a supposed seven figure deal, Mariah Carey is set to be the new face of freemium mobile game Game of War: Fire Age, replacing Kate Upton. TMZ report that, amongst shooting for other promotional material, a 30 second advert is to be directed by Alan Taylor, the director of Terminator Genisys.

It’s a terrifying sign of just how much money these games make.

Sony San Diego Studios have taken to Twitch this week to demo the three games that they’ve been working on: Kill Strain, Guns Up! and David Jaffe’s latest project, the teenage notebook scribble themed shooter, Drawn To Death. Each of these was announced at the PlayStation Experience event last year, and will experiment with the free to play business model.

Guns Up! will be tonights stream, starting at 3AM BST.

The TV spot for the soon to be released Batman: Arkham Knight features music from Muse. Also, lots of explosions.

Paul Rustchynsky claims that the PS+ edition of Driveclub is in the final stages of development. Might we see a release date announcement at E3?


Focus Home Interactive and Deck13 Interactive have teamed up for a new and as yet unnamed action RPG, with little beyond the dark image above and the promise of a dystopian sci-fi future. The game will apparently feature innovative combat mechanics” and character progression with “modular upgrades gained through tight, visceral combat.”

Deck13 previously created Lords of the Fallen, which might point to the direction this game will take, but while as yet unnamed, it’s pencilled in for a 2017 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

In the imaginatively titles Worms World Party Remastered, Worms World Party is being remastered for release on PC on 8th July. It will feature full controller support, online play, modes for up to six players and all the goodies that helped to make this one of the more popular releases in the series.

Curve Digital are bringing Pumped BMX + – based off the iOS and Android game Pumped BMX 2 – to PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, PS Vita and PC this summer. It’s not a straight port though, with a bunch of enhancements thanks to the more powerful consoles and dedicated controls.

And finally, to close out our last week before E3, behold the horror that is meant to celebrate Sonic Dash passing the 100 million download mark: Angry Birds Sonic Dash Epic.



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  1. Great news about worms world party, I loved that game, spent hours and hours playing that.

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