Twelve Minutes originally captivated us at Xbox’s E3 showcase in 2019. Since then we’ve been following it closely and the good news is, the wait won’t be much longer.
If you hadn’t caught it previously, 12 Minutes is an interactive thriller with a very unique premise. Via the Xbox Blog:
In Twelve Minutes, you play as a man coming home for what should be a romantic evening with your wife. The night twists into a nightmare when a brutish policeman breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder, and beats you to death… only for you to wake up, suddenly returned to the moment you opened the front door. Your wife is blissfully unaware of what is about to happen, but you… you remember everything.
Every time twelve minutes elapses or the man dies, the loop restarts and pops the man right back to the start of the evening. The other characters revert to the state they were in when we met them, but every experience the protagonist endures affects him permanently. As your knowledge accumulates, a twisted and surprising story unfolds, tearing the facade off the idyllic couple’s lives.
During the ID@Xbox showcase today, Developer Luis Antonio and Publisher Annapurna Interactive confirmed the game is in the final stages and will release “soon” in 2021 for Xbox consoles and PC.