The second edition of Annapurna Interactive Showcase took place yesterday, and there was no shortage of news from the publisher responsible for games like Stray or Neon White.
In case you didn’t have the opportunity to follow the event live, or if you want to review a game that you missed, check out everything that was announced in the Livestream below:
From the Outerloop Games studio comes Thirsty Suitors, an RPG mixes dating sims, turn-based battles, and skateboarding elements. Here, players take control of Jala, a young woman who returns home for her sister’s wedding and is forced to confront her ex-boyfriends. She will have to reconcile with her former passions with no escape possible while healing relationships with friends and family. The release date has not yet been revealed, but Thirsty Suitors already has a demo available on Steam. The game is coming to PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Game Pass.
From the creators of Prune, Hindsight is a narrative game that tells the life story of a woman, from birth to the present day, where the physical objects surrounding her can become windows into her past. Hindsight is scheduled for release on August 4th for iOS, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
New Project from the Creators of Kentucky Route Zero
The Cardboard Computer studio attended the event to reveal that it has already embarked on its next project after nearly a decade of working on Kentucky Route Zero. While a trailer hasn’t been shown, the team has shared some details on the nature of their upcoming game. The studio will focus “on performance as a central element” and reveal that it will have a “different pace” from Kentucky Route Zero – it will be “faster” and “funnier.”
Bounty Star: The Morose Tale of Graveyard Clem
Dinogod Studio has revealed the game it is developing, Bounty Star: The Morose Tale of Graveyard Clem. As we can see in the trailer, it’s a shooter inspired by the Wild West, but players take control of giant robots armed to the teeth instead of cowboys, bandits, and sheriffs. There’s a lot of action, explosions, and destruction, all set to the beat of Brother Edge’s music. Bounty Star will be released next year for PlayStation, PC, and Xbox Game Pass.
Yarn Owl – Development Update
The Yarn Owl studio also attended the event to talk about the inspirations behind the studio, with special emphasis on A Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past. The project the studio is working on remains a mystery, but we’ve managed to get a little idea of what it looks like.
After Mobius Digital announced Outer Wilds for Nintendo Switch last year, the studio has again assured that this game version is still in development. For now, we don’t have a firm release date yet, but there’s another important update to make: Outer Wilds is coming to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 via a free upgrade. The update arrives on September 15th and allows for gameplay at 60 frames per second.
The Pathless, Maquette, and Solar Ash
We learned more about The Pathless, Maquette, and Solar Ash. The Pathless comes to Xbox and Nintendo Switch this winter; Maquette will be available on Game Pass and Nintendo Switch this winter, and Solar Ash will be available on Steam and Game Pass on December 6th.
What Remains of Edith Finch will also receive an update for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The upgrade is free and allows you to experience the game in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.
German studio Third Shift spoke about their formation and the upcoming game, Forever Ago. It is a narrative adventure where an older man embarks on a journey through North America, taking photographs of the places he visits. The game’s platforms have not been revealed nor a release date.
Flock: Gather Your Friends
Flock: Gather Your Friends is full of colorful backgrounds, with many insects and other animals floating around the screen. We haven’t seen much gameplay, but we’re looking at a game about a person who flies on a bird and catches insects along the way. No release date yet; it’s on its way to Xbox Game Pass, PC, and PlayStation.
Hohokum looks like a cross between Ynglet and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. Here players take control of a ribbon, which leaves a trail of color behind as it explores equally colorful settings. After being released in 2014 for PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita, it is now available on PC through Steam.
Keita Takahashi, the creator of Katamari Damacy and Wattam, is back in action, now in a new studio called Uvula. We don’t know what the studio’s first project will be.
Dreamfeel – Studio Update
The producers of If Found… attended the event to explain how Irish ruins inspired them for their next project. Although they didn’t reveal many details about the game, they said that it would take place in a fantasy version of the country and that all the characters are cats.
The Lost Wild
The studio Great Ape Games showed The Lost Wild, closing the event. The Lost Wild appears to be a dinosaur survival game. In the trailer, we can see some first-person action and some game details, which suggest that players will be able to use modern technology to face these fearsome creatures. For now, The Lost Wild still doesn’t have a release date, but you can put it on your Steam wishlist.