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Annapurna Interactive Showcase 2023: Everything Announced Including Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth

The Annapurna Interactive Showcase is back in 2023. There was a wide variety of unique and great looking games on display. The first Blade Runner game in 25 years is also Annapurna Interactive’s first in-house game, a 30-minute show that spans from the release dates of Thirsty Courtiers and Cocoon to the news that Stray is heading to Xbox. did not disappoint. .

However, it goes by very quickly and it can be difficult to keep track of everything that was announced. So in this article, we round up all the biggest announcements and accompanying trailers so you don’t miss anything.

Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth is Annapurna Interactive’s first in-house game

Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth is not only the first Blade Runner game in 25 years, but Annapurna Interactive’s first in-house game. We don’t know much about the game yet, but it’s confirmed to be set in a post-Blackout dystopian Los Angeles in 2033, somewhere between the original Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.

Its development is being led by Chelsea Hash of Solar Ash and What Remains of Edith Finch, and I had the opportunity to speak with her about the project, which seems to be heavily focused on narrative.

Cocoon Release Date Moves to August 2023, New Gameplay Trailer Revealed

Cocoon, the highly anticipated world-jumping game from Geometric Interactive and lead gameplay designers at Limbo and Inside, is officially available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S (On Game Pass!), Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Released via Steam on September 29, 2023. Along with announcing the release date, a new gameplay trailer was also released.

Stray Finally Coming to Xbox in August 2023

Enjoy, cat lovers! Stray finally arrives on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One on August 10, 2023. Stray’s review said, “The new ideas introduced along the way help me stay as fresh as a new trash bag. But even when I’m scratching the carpet, curled up and taking a nap.” But Stray does a great job of making itself stand out in ways that are more than just novelty.”

Thirsty Suiters release date set for November 2023

Thirsty Suiters is a very unique game featuring turn-based combat, skateboarding, cooking and more, coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S (Game Pass!), Xbox One, PC and November 2023. Turn on the switch on the 2nd.

“Thirsty Suiters” stars Jala. Throughout the game, Jala faces off against her ex-lover, deals with her demanding parents, and prepares for her sister’s wedding in this game that’s also a stylish celebration of South Asian culture. , and many other things.

‘Lorelei and Laser Eyes’ ‘Nightmare Journey into the Surreal’ New Trailer Released

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes is an impressive game that promises to take players on a “nightmarish journey into the surreal”. Annapurna Interactive showcased a new trailer for fans to discover some of the mysteries and puzzles players will need to solve in this non-linear adventure game due out later this year.

Lushfoil Photography Sim encourages players to capture the beauty of our world on film

Lushfoil Photography Sim lets players explore faithful recreations of real-world locations with a full-featured camera in what looks like a beautiful globe-trotting adventure. The gameplay takes place from a first-person perspective, with secrets and hidden objectives awaiting the player who understands what it takes to take the perfect shot.

To a T is a new game from the creators of Katamari Damacy where characters get stuck in a T-pose

To a T is a hilarious-looking game from the creators of Katamari Damacy, featuring a character stuck in a T-pose posture. To a T is billed as an “episodic 3D adventure of his own, with a heavy focus on characters, interactions, story, and exploration,” in which the protagonist finds himself in a less-than-ideal position to live a normal life. Always trying to send. But they soon realize that they might be perfect just the way they are.

Flock is a flying co-op game with friends and lots of flying creatures

If you’ve ever dreamed of what it would be like to be part of a flock of birds flying through the air, this truly worthy of the name ‘Flock’ might just be what you’ve been waiting for. The goal of the game is to fly around fantasy worlds and recruit new and amazing flying creatures. With a friend by your side, you can do everything.

Ghost Bike is a thrilling, speedy bike adventure through the afterlife

In 2024, players will be able to play Ghost Bikes, a game that tells the story of an attempt to revive a “magic courier who rode between the worlds of the living and the dead.” The adventure takes players to the afterlife and challenges them to defeat ghosts in order to “restore the true spirit of cycling to Wheelworld.”

Mundaun is a haunting, hand-drawn horror tale available on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

Not only is Mundaun now available on PS5 and Xbox Series X, this hand-drawn horror story also includes a new update adding 4K/60fps support on current generation platforms, bug fixes, new languages ​​and more. I’m here. Set in the dark corners of the Alps, Mundaun is his first release in 2021 and is packed with terrifying creatures, sinister puzzles, terrifying moments and more.

Bounty Star is an engaging game that combines mech combat, base building and farming

Bounty Star is a captivating mix of mech combat, base building and farming, featuring an ex-soldier named Clementine McKinney. While helping Clem recover from his past guilt, you’ll join him in his thrilling 3D mech battles and more in a post-apocalyptic American Southwest.

Storyteller heads to Netflix with new content

Storyteller, a cartoonish multi-panel puzzle game, will be available to all Netflix subscribers on September 26, 2023, along with new content, scenarios and more.

Annapurna Interactive Partners with Marmit Games and Glass Revolver

While these are not full game announcements/reveals, Annapurna Interactive has revealed that it has entered into new developer partnerships with Marumittu Games and Glass Revolver. Marumitsu Games’ titles are set in a “future that could happen in reality”, and familiar problems also appear. Glass Revolver’s game is called We Kill Monsters and was originally produced in 2D by him before studio head Jacob Williams decided to drop the entire project and commit to his 3D. It was revealed that it was scheduled to be Oh, you can also go camping!

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @ Adam Bankhurst and further Twitching.

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