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Wizard With A Gun is a co-op shooter with Don't Starve vibes

Shoot, craft, survive, and collect hats

A screenshot of Wizard With A Gun showing a grimy grass biome in which a wizard hat-wearing figure with a gun is taking aim at a green tentacle monster.
Image credit: Devolver Digital

If Devolver have a type, it's definitely the topdown shooter. You know, the Nuclear Thronelike. At tonight's Devolver E3 showcase, there were two such games: Death's Door, which got a release date, and the reveal of Wizard With A Gun.

Its name is descriptive, but there are other words to add. You can watch the reveal trailer for Wizard With A Gun And A Co-Op Pal And Ammo Crafting below.

I do enjoy Devolver's animated trailers, but there's game to see here too:

Cover image for YouTube videoWizard with a Gun - Reveal Trailer

The game is about solo or 2-5 player co-op exploration of a magical wilderness filled with monsters. In between exploration and combat, you build your home - seemingly placing tiles by shooting your gun - including constructing workstations. With those, you craft weapons and ammo to tweak the "blast radius, bullet trail, and even the status of the creature in your crosshairs." There's also cosmetic cusomisation, and randomly generated biomes set in deserts, swamps, tundra and prairies.

It looks nice. The combat seems noticeably stats-driven, but I like the look of its monsters and area of effect spells.

Wizard With A Gun is being made by Galvanic Games, who previously released Some Distant Memory, among others. It'll be released via Steam sometime in 2022, alongside a Switch version.

E3 2021 may be over but our memories live on - see everything on our E3 hub. Many more big game showcases and streams are still to come this summer, leading up to Gamescom, so see our summer games stream schedule to stay up to date.

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