Annapurna Interactive Tease Announcements

By Heidi Nicholas,
12 Minutes

Annapurna Interactive, the publishers behind Outer Wilds and What Remains of Edith Finch, are teasing announcements for next week.

"Might have some announcements dropping next week", the tweet reads. Since it hasn't even clarified how many announcements there might be, it's harder to guess what they could be. Nevertheless, Annapurna Interactive have several titles without official release dates. Due Process and Solar Ash Kingdom are both for Windows, but The Artful Escape is also slated for Xbox One, and also doesn't have any release date. 12 Minutes, also for Xbox One, is scheduled for 2020 but doesn't have a specific release date.

12 Minutes is an adventure game which tasks you with repeating the same dreadful events over and over every 12 minutes. The player is a husband who returns home to his pregnant wife. At some point in the evening, a police officer breaks in and accuses her of murder. What happens next, whether it be her death, yours, or some other unknown outcome, will presumably change each time. The important part is that the player will retain the knowledge of what had happened each time the loop restarts — allowing them to pursue new actions and outcomes they couldn't before. The Artful Escape was previously titled The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti, and is an action-adventure platformer about Francis Vendetti and his struggles to become a renowned musician, with the knowledge of his own uncle's success strong in his mind.

Perhaps the announcements will have something to do with release dates for any of these games, or else more information, or the announcement of something entirely new. It could, perhaps, be the announcement of a sequel to some of their earlier games. What Remains of Edith Finch was very popular, so perhaps there could be some news relating to this. The game came out two years ago, and with games already planned for 2020 and beyond, there could well be a sequel in the works. Either way, it looks as though we'll be hearing something next week, and we'll be sure to keep you updated.

What are you hoping to hear about? Will it be something unexpected? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!