Annapurna Interactive Showcase: Exciting Game Announcements and Release Dates

Annapurna Interactive, a publisher known for choosing quality games, held a showcase where they announced new titles, revealed release dates for others, including the Xbox One and Xbox Series version of Stray, and showcased trailers for upcoming games. One of the highlights was Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth, which happens to be the first project developed directly by Annapurna Interactive. Another notable game announced was To a T, the new project from Keita Takahashi, the creator of Katamari Damacy.

Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth takes place between the original Blade Runner film and Blade Runner 2049, after the events of the Black Out anime short directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. It serves as a prequel to Blade Runner 2049, focusing on two Nexus-8 replicants named Iggy Cygnus and Trixie who are part of an underground movement attempting to sabotage Tyrell’s database. The release date for Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth has not been announced, but it is currently in development for consoles and PC.

To a T is an episodic 3D narrative adventure that unfolds over several days. The protagonist is a teenager who can only assume the shape of a lowercase “t” and tries to lead a normal life in a small coastal town. The young character goes to school, faces bullies, and explores the city with the help of a loyal dog and caring mother. Throughout the game, the protagonist discovers their unique abilities. The development of the game involves collaboration with AbleGamers, an association dedicated to improving accessibility in video games. To a T will be available for Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC (Steam).

Here’s a summary of the other games announced or showcased during the Annapurna Interactive Showcase:

  • Ghost Bike: A racing game developed by Messhof, the studio behind Nidhogg. Players assume the role of a young messenger tasked with reviving the last Ghost Bike, which connects the worlds of the living and the dead. Coming in 2024 to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC, and Game Pass.
  • Lushfoil Photography Sim: A tranquil exploration and photography experience featuring realistic cameras and visually stunning landscapes. Currently in development for PC.
  • Cocoon: The latest game from the designer of Inside and Limbo. It’s a puzzle adventure where each world exists within an orb that can be carried on the protagonist’s back. Set to release on September 29 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Game Pass.
  • Thirsty Suitors: A game exploring culture, relationships, family pressures, and self-expression. Available on November 2 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Game Pass.
  • Flock: A cooperative multiplayer game about the joy of flying and collecting flying creatures with friends. In development for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. Will be available on Game Pass.
  • Bounty Star: A 3D first-person action game that combines mech combat and customization with farming and base-building. In development for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. Will be available on Game Pass.
  • Lorelei and the Laser Eyes: A puzzle game developed by Simogo (creators of Sayonara Wild Hearts). Coming in 2023 for Nintendo Switch and PC.
  • Mundaun: A hand-drawn horror game that is already available for PS5 and Xbox Series.
  • Storyteller: Arriving on iOS and Android through Netflix on September 27.

These were the highlights of the Annapurna Interactive Showcase, demonstrating the publisher’s commitment to diverse and high-quality games for the future.