During the Xbox Bethesda showcase earlier today, Annapurna Interactive announced that Twelve Minutes will launch on August 19th for PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One and will also be debuting on Xbox Game Pass day one. The brief but thrilling trailer is embedded above while a description of the game is included below.
In Twelve Minutes, players are asked to take part in a compelling story centered around a shocking crime that they must help solve. This is a game that will subvert the ideas of what play should feel like and will present players with a truly unique entertainment experience. Developed by Luis Antonio and lauded as a fresh take on the thriller genre, Twelve Minutes depicts the story of a man’s romantic evening with his wife as it is interrupted by a violent home invasion. The man tries to stop the attacker and gets knocked out only to immediately find himself back to the start of the evening, stuck in a time loop of 12 minutes. He must use the knowledge of what is about to happen to change the outcome and break the loop. The characters are nameless throughout the experience and feature a star-studded cast; “the man” is voiced by James McAvoy, “the woman” is voiced by Daisy Ridley, and “the intruder” is voiced by Willem Dafoe. Twelve Minutes is Luis Antonio’s game directing debut. He is known for his work as a senior 3-D artist for the BAFTA Games award-winning The Witness; his earlier work includes art director at Ubisoft and 3-D artist at Rockstar Games. Annapurna Interactive has an expansive portfolio of critically acclaimed games including Sayonara Wild Hearts, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, Florence, and the winners of the BAFTA Game Awards: Best Game award – Outer Wilds and What Remains of Edith Finch.
Twelve Minutes was one of the most talked-about games during the Xbox E3 2019 event two years ago. Now that we have an official release date, I’m even more eager to find out what all the hype is about.
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