Guerrilla Collective: Watch Baldur’s Gate III, System Shock and more

Here we are on fake-E3 day…three? Five? I’ve sort-of lost count. After this week’s IGN showcase and PlayStation 5 reveal, today we have a double-header, with both the indie-centric Guerrilla Collective and the PC Gaming Show dealing up trailers back-to-back. A lot of trailers. So many trailers. Too many trailers?

Ah, no such thing I suppose. We’ve pulled out the games we’re most excited about from the Guerrilla Collective showcase. You’ll find trailers for those below, including games you’ve almost certainly heard of (like System Shock and Baldur’s Gate III) and those you almost certainly haven’t (like Lake). Better yet, you can try demos of many of the games revealed today on the Guerrilla Collective hub on Steam.

System Shock

The show kicked off with a game I thought we might never see: Night Dive’s System Shock re…make? I think “remake” is where they settled, or somewhere between a remake and a remaster? I don’t know, development’s been very troubled on this one. But hey, we’re at the “trailer at a press conference” stage now, so theoretically this one’s finally on its way, and it looks pretty okay-ish!


There’s something about the color scheme here that reminds me of Tales from the Loop. It’s a strange point of reference as Roki doesn’t seem to have any hulking robots in it. It has a hell of a lot of monsters though. I’m particularly captivated by the giant wolf lolling on top of a mountain. That shot’s in the trailer for maybe a second, but it was enough to grab my attention.


In the vein of bucolic work sims like Euro Truck Simulator, Lake appears to be a game about delivering packages for the postal service. There’s seemingly a story as well, but I saw the lady driving the mail truck and thought “Yup, this is for me” before even seeing her chatting with the locals. I am going to drive that truck so well. Bonus points if I have to abide by traffic laws.

Urban Trial Tricky

It’s Trials. You ride your bike off jumps, you try not to crash. Did a few enterprising developers finally get sick of the growing grind in Ubisoft’s actual Trials games and just decide to make their own version? Because that’s what it feels like here.

Baldur’s Gate III

Larian is set to show a lot more of Baldur’s Gate III this week as part of D&D Live on June 18, but we got a brief tease here. Very brief, and mostly featuring footage we’ve seen before. The big news though is that we have a date for Early Access: August…maybe. Larian’s Swen Vincke showed up after the trailer to say the pandemic may or may not push that date back. Hopefully not, because I’m looking forward to playing this one for myself.

West of Dead

Safe to say West of Dead has missed its “spring” target at this point, right? A shame, because this Ron Perlman-narrated twin-stick shooter looks stylish as hell. Or maybe that’s stylish as purgatory? In any case, June 18 is the new release date.

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