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The Annapurna Interactive Showcase is on This Thursday

Annapurna Interactive Showcase

This year’s Annapurna Interactive Showcase is nearly here, promising a mixture of new reveals and second looks.

In fact, with the Annapurna Interactive Showcase taking place on the 28th of July, it’s a mere two days away. We first got wind of the event in June, and we’ve been pretty excited to see what the publisher has in store. The bad news is that, since Stray is already out, and it’s excellent, we won’t get to chant “Cat game!” at the screen.

So what will developer Annapurna Interactive have on show? Thirsty Suitors,  Hindsight have been confirmed and Storyteller is a good bet. The prospect of messing with well-established stories in Storyteller certainly has us grinning, though Annapurna has a track record of publishing compelling and diverse titles, such as Donut County, Outer Wilds, What Remains of Edith Finch and more.

Will we see Open Roads, currently being developed by Fullbright? It’s possible – it’s been in development since 2019, after all. But last year it was revealed that the actions of Fullbright’s founder led to a toxic culture at the company, which, in turn, resulted in twelve employees – including ten women – leaving the company. There’s been precious little news and we suspect, unless Annapurna shines a light on it this year, it could end up being quietly cancelled.

So how do you feast your eyes on this year’s Annapurna Interactive Showcase? Like the previous year – this is the second time the showcase has been put on – it’s an online only event. It’ll be held on 28th July at 3pm ET/8pm BST and you can watch it via YouTube or Twitch.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.