Annapurna Interactive presents five new games with which to win over fans of the indie genre again.
Announced last month as part of “not E3”, Annapurna Interactive is coming to this interactive Annapurna showcase with a huge boost in popularity thanks to the recent premiere of Stray and Neon White. Although both were very well received by critics and audiences, Wander, the game from BlueTwelve Studios, caused a stir among fans with its cyberpunk cat adventure and became Annapurna Interactive’s most successful launch on Steam. Today, the indie game publisher introduced five new proposals with which he will try to follow the successes.
Like last year, Annapurna Interactive invites us to this event to give a trip around the world to meet the teams working on new company-sponsored experiences. Proposals of all kinds and for all tastes, but as a trademark of the company, games that exude personality and care. These are the games you need to follow from now on.
The first game on the list is Thirsty Suitors, a very interesting game that mixes a narrative adventure with totally wacky turn-based combat, skating and cooking sections in which the protagonist of this story unburdens herself of the worries of everyday life and her personal relationships. Will Jala manage to heal the wounds of the past?
soon on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC. It will be released on Xbox Game Pass and already has a demo on Steam.
From the creator of Prune, Hindsight has set its release date for the next August 4, when it comes to Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS. “What if the physical objects of everyday life, the possessions that are close to us, were real windows on the past?” This narrative adventure proposes to discover the mysterious past of the main woman.
Bounty Star is a mecha game with third person shooter and melee combat through a typical Far West setting. At the moment there are not many details about its proposal, but its creators explain that the protagonist is “Clementine McKinney, a former soldier without purpose or peace, returns to his robot, fights gangs of mercenaries and learns to worrying about the post-apocalyptic wasteland home he intended to rot in.”
will come to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC in 2023. It will be available at launch on Xbox Game Pass.
Mobius Digital also had the opportunity to appear at this event to communicate that they’re working on fixing the Nintendo Switch version of Outer Wilds, though we’ll have to wait a while for any news on that. On the other hand, they announced that Outer Wilds is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X | S with native versions at 4K and 60 fps September 15. Owners of the game on Xbox One and PS4 will be able to update it for free.
What Remains of Edith Finch
The same goes with Edith Finch’s What Ramains, the Astronauts classic arrives on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S with a native version at 4K and 60 fps. Although in this case you will not have to wait too long, it is already available and it will not be necessary to repurchase the game if you already have it on PS4 or Xbox One. A great opportunity to revisit this masterpiece or to discover it for the first time with a graphic and technical section according to the new consoles.
Flock is perhaps one of the most particular proposals of the whole event, it is an exploration game in a fantasy world with aesthetic creatures in true Pikmin stylebut try to fly and pick up these creatures along the way to simply enjoy the journey, the views and the company. Yes, it is a cooperative multiplayer proposal that will come soon Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC (Steam). It will be available at launch on Xbox Game Pass.
Other exploration proposal, this time featuring a small kite-shaped creature flying through a fantasy world. This now available on steam and is described by its creators as a playground where you can discover and walk at your own pace. “Interact with characters and environments to uncover secrets or simply wander around at your own pace and be amused by the surprises that unfold.”
New project from the creator of Katamari Damacy
At the moment there is no concrete information on this project other than this brief trailer where we see a sleeping child whose face is sucked by his dog, but this is the next project by Keita Takahashi, creator of Katamari Damacy. Enough guarantee to find it soon.
The lost savage
Finally, Annapurna Interactive closed this summer event with The Lost Wild, maybe the most ambitious game of the whole list. With the most realistic aesthetic, it’s a first-person game starring a woman who seems lost in a most spooky forest. The bad news is that there are also dinosaursand they resemble those who eat meat.
This is a survival horror set on a dinosaur-infested island in true Jurassic Park style and Soon available on Steam. “Explore overgrown research facilities nestled in a lush desert. Be resourceful, intimidate, evade, and unravel the mystery at the heart of the island.”
More games are coming
Apart from these new games and new games already known from Annapurna Interactive, the publisher has reviewed other four independent studies who are working on upcoming games: Cardboar Computer (Kentucky Route Zero), Yarn Owl, Third Shift and Dreamfeel. You can take a look at their stories and projects via the Annapurna Interactive YouTube channel.