Annapurna Interactive has released a new trailer for 12 Minutes, announcing that the game is coming to PS4, PS5, and Switch on December 7. The stylish trailer is a sizzle reel featuring some of the game’s most cinematic moments intermixed with accolades and reviews from a variety of publishers. It provides a solid sense of the game’s objective, and what players can expect as they continue down the rabbit hole, as the player character tries explaining to his wife what is happening, before the cop character kicks down the front door. 12 Minutes was recently nominated for Best Indie Game at The Game Awards 2021.
The point-and-click, adventure genre is not as popular as it once was, so it is consistently exciting to see what new things developers are bringing to it. In 12 Minutes, the player has exactly that amount of time to solve a mystery in their home before the time loop resets back to the beginning. As other time loop games like Deathloop have done, through experimentation the player acquires new information and tactics to take into the next loop, uncovering secrets and causing new events to occur. Featuring a star-studded cast and an ambitious (if unsettling) story, 12 Minutes is one of 2021’s
The fixed camera angles of the appartment make the game’s premise additionally clear in this trailer. Characters provide narration as the gameplay cuts between instances where the husband and wife are being tied up on the floor, and in another, the husband attempts to attack the cop. Without a set number of attempts before some permanent game over state, 12 Minutes encourages players to experiment as much as they can to progress the story. Within the confines of the appartment, then, it becomes easy for the player to remember where certain things are, and the order they should proceed.
12 Minutes is available now on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, with PS4, PS5, and Switch versions coming December 7.