After Stray, what games does its publisher Annapurna Interactive have in store for us?

After Stray, what games does its publisher Annapurna Interactive have in store for us?

Game News After Stray, what games does its publisher Annapurna Interactive have in store for us?

Here is everything you need to remember from the Annapurna Interactive showcase held on July 28, 2022.

Last night at 9 p.m. was held the second edition of the showcase of Annapurna Interactive, the flagship indie label that recently put Stray on the front of the stage. We also find the publisher behind titles such as Gorogoa, Ashen, Outer Wilds, 12 Minutes, Solar Ash or The Artful Escape and Sayonara Wild Hearts. Here’s what awaits us next.


The Thirsty Suitors Sensation

The showcase opened with a generous gameplay trailer dedicated to Thirsty Suitors which made its small impression. Turn-based combat, skateboarding and cooking punctuate the daily life of Jala, the heroine of this game with a Bollywood atmosphere. During her adventure, she will have to meet the expectations of her demanding parents, manage her slew of exes and mend broken friendships in time for her sister’s wedding. Behind this atypical game, we find Outerloop Games, developers of Falcon Age, a virtual reality falconry action and adventure game for Playstation VR. Thirsty Suitors will be available on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC machines and in Xbox Game Pass day one.

The release date is not yet indicated but you can discover the demo on Steam to wait.”’ It begins with a delirious sequence: the heroine skates and walks on the walls while making us answer a personality test on our romantic relationships. She then finds her way back to the family home before confronting one of her first exes: Sergio, a little too motivated to pick up the pieces. It will therefore be a question of confronting it during turn-based combat including improvements, special abilities to use and a mood system dedicated to taking advantage of the opponent’s vulnerabilities.


Stealth Reveals

If the games already known from the Annapurna catalog occupied a lot of space in the show, there were still some reveals. In particular, we discovered Bounty Star from Dinogod studio, which is coming to Xbox (and Xbox Game Pass), PlayStation and Steam in 2023. If you’ve ever dreamed of what it would be like to fuse a western vibe with mechs, this title takes care of making your wishes come true. It should also involve resource gathering and elements relating to the construction of a base in an extremely hostile environment.

You play as Clementine McKinney, a former soldier with no purpose or peace, as she recovers in a mech, battles bands of mercenaries, and learns to care about the post-apocalyptic wasteland where she was destined to rot. – Annapurna Interactive

We also saw flock, a cooperative flying creature collecting game from the creators of Hohokum. It’s basically about exploring ultra colorful settings and collecting rare creatures to expand your herd. The game will be available on PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and in Game Pass, on a date that is still unknown.

And then in another atmosphere, there is The Lost Wild, a first-person survival and horror game in which the player will have to use all the resources at his disposal to escape the claws and surveillance of the dinosaurs that inhabit the game universe. The setting is planted in a research center where nature has visibly taken back its rights. Discretion and ingenuity will be required in this game, which is not scheduled for release before the year 2024 on PC via Steam for the moment.


Developers returning to the stove

Very furtively, Keita Takahashi teased his new project called uvula, a name that refers to that conical appendage that you have at the bottom of your oral cavity. Impossible for the moment to really know what it’s about, the images only show a little boy sleeping peacefully. This new game seems to be still at the beginning of its development since the networks of Uvula have indicated that they are looking for a new engineer. Remember that Takahashi is at the origin of Katamari Damacy, a delirious title in which you wield a katamari, a sort of adhesive ball, in order to roll over a multitude of objects to recreate the stars that have disappeared from the galaxy.

There’s also something new brewing from the makers of Kentucky Route Zero, a poetic game that traces a secret highway to caves beneath Kentucky. Cardboard Computer hasn’t revealed a title yet, we’ve only seen the first models of a dog and the promise of a slightly faster paced adventure.

And finally Dreamfeel, the studio behind the visual novel If Found, is preparing another game that will feature cats in a fictional version of Ireland. We were told that the adventure would be about coming of age.


Updates to note

Already seen several times, we learned that Hindsight will be released on PC, Switch and on the App Store on August 4th. The game invites us to follow the story of a woman who seeks to give meaning to her existence. For this, she must immerse herself in her memories that date back to her birth. By slowing down time inside these memories, you will have to pay attention to the smallest detail, change your point of view, and connect the different elements to each other in order to access increasingly distant thoughts.

Forever Ago, the next upcoming road trip has resurfaced to announce its partnership with Annapurna. The narrative game follows Alfred, an elderly man who decides to take a solitary journey north after fate plays a nasty trick on him. Through this story full of emotions, you will have to explore great different landscapes, immortalize them with your camera and meet people with whom you can bond. For now, no release date at the rendezvous.


Ports to remember

  • Outer Wilds and its Echoes of the Eye DLC are coming to Xbox Series and PS5 on September 15 with native 60 FPS support.
  • The Pathless, the archery game from Giant Squid (Abz├╗), will arrive on Xbox and Switch this winter.
  • Maquette is coming out on Xbox and Switch machines this winter as well.
  • Solar Ash will be available on Steam on December 6th. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass this winter.
  • What Remains of Edith Finch is now available natively on Xbox Series and PS5 with 4K and 60 FPS support. Current owners of the game on Xbox One and PS4 are entitled to a free update.
  • Hohokum, the game in which you play a strange serpentine is now available on Steam.

Meetings

The Annapurna showcase finally allowed us to meet people, in particular that of Yarn Owl, a small team of two people who are currently working on a game inspired by The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

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