It’s been a, blink and forty games get announced, kind of month. Right when you thought it was over, however, we got a stamp on the end of June. Annapurna had promoted this incoming showcase back at Summer Game Fest, and now we’ve seen the amazing lineup that’s in store. Check out all the great games below, along with their trailers and other news.
Los Angeles – June 29, 2023 – Annapurna Interactive, the publisher behind award-winning titles such as Stray, Neon White, and Outer Wilds, aired its Showcase today, unveiling new titles, gameplay footage, developer partnerships and platform expansions, including the first title from the publisher’s internal studio – Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth. The Showcase is available on Annapurna Interactive’s Twitch, YouTube, and Twitter channels and you can find the full lineup of announcements below.
Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth (new game)
The first title developed by Annapurna Interactive, Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth is an upcoming PC/Console game that expands the iconic franchise.
Ghost Bike (new game)
Ghost Bike is a new title developed by Messhof that puts players in the shoes of a streetwise kid from Freehub City on a mission to revive the last of the Ghost Bikes, the magical couriers who rode between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Ride the Ghost Bike to the afterlife and beat ghosts in contests of speed and skill to win back Ghost power. Only then can you make the journey to the afterworld, and return the true spirit of biking back to Wheel World.
Lushfoil Photography Sim (new game)
Experience detailed, true-to-life recreations of beautiful and diverse locations around the world in Lushfoil Photography Sim, a new title from developer Matt Newell. Trek through and explore environments to capture stunning vistas and landscapes with your fully-featured in-game camera. Discover hidden secrets and objectives that reward patient and observant players that have a good eye for angles and perspectives.
Lorelei and the Laser Eyes (game update)
The stage is set. Imagine an old baroque manor, perhaps a hotel or a museum, somewhere in central Europe. A woman wanders in search of answers. Watch carefully, observe numbers, patterns and puzzles. Are they all part of a macabre game, a complot, a simple treasure hunt? Developed by Simogo, Lorelei and the Laser Eyes invites players to take a journey into the nightmarish surreality, and answer these questions to solve the enigma of ”Lorelei and the Laser Eyes.”
COCOON (release date reveal: September 29, 2023)
From Geometric Interactive, led by founders Jeppe Carlsen, the lead gameplay designer of LIMBO and INSIDE and award-winning programmer/composer Jakob Schmid – COCOON takes you on an adventure across worlds within worlds. Master world-leaping mechanics to unravel a cosmic mystery. COCOON is launching into Game Pass on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One as well as for PlayStation, Switch and Steam on September 29, 2023.
Thirsty Suitors (release date reveal: November 2, 2023)
From Outerloop Games comes Thirsty Suitors – a game about culture, relationships, family pressures, and expressing oneself. Can Jala handle her demanding parents, reconcile with her exes and mend broken friendships in time for her sister’s wedding? Through the game’s story, Jala will confront her exes in cinematic, turn-based battle sequences. Thirsty Suitors is launching into Game Pass on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, as well as Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on November 2, 2023.
Bounty Star (game update)
Bounty Star is an over-the-shoulder 3D action game developed by DINOGOD that combines mech combat and customization with farming and base building. Play as a broken but powerful ex-soldier named Clementine McKinney, a talented fighter and expert mech pilot. Clem attempts to shed the guilt and shame of her past and become a legitimate force for good in the Red Expanse, a post-post-apocalyptic version of the American Southwest. Watch the new narrated walkthrough trailer here.
to a T (game update)
to a T is an episodic 3D adventure game developed by Keita Takahashi and the Uvula team, with a strong focus on character, interaction, story and exploration. Play as a teenager (Teen), with a unique posture just trying to live a normal life in a small coastal town. Explore the town along with the help of Teen’s loyal dog and loving mother. While going to school and contending with bullies, Teen discovers a new ability granted to them by their extraordinary posture, and they start to uncover more about their mysterious lineage. Check out the new trailer here.
Flock (game update)
Flock is a multiplayer co-op game by Hollow Ponds and Richard Hogg, who previously worked together on Hohokum and I Am Dead. The title is about the joy of flight and collecting adorable flying creatures with your friends. Soar through beautiful landscapes, seeking out rare and elusive creatures to add to your flock.
Mundaun, developed by Hidden Fields, is now published by Annapurna Interactive. Now on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 for the first time, and already available for Switch, Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG, the new update includes 4K/60fps support on current-gen platforms, additional bug fixes, new languages and more.
-Additional Platform & Content Announcements-
Stray will launch on Xbox on August 10, 2023.
Storyteller is coming to Netflix on September 26, 2023 with a free content update. The update will also be available on existing platforms.
Annapurna Interactive revealed new developer partnerships with Marumittu Games, a Kyoto-based studio led by Hiroco Shiino and Akira Mitsuhashi, and Glass Revolver, an American studio helmed by Jacob Williams of Warwick, RI.
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