A new Gamescom 2020 trailer for Twelve Minutes, the Groundhog Day-esque journey sport from indie developer Luis Antonio, introduces its solid of Hollywood stars.
The trailer is narrated by 4-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Aquaman, The Lighthouse), who has formerly appeared in a range of online video online games, including Outside of: Two Souls. Twelve Minutes will also aspect James McAvoy of the most modern X-Gentlemen franchise and Daisy Ridley of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Dafoe’s character starts off the trailer by inquiring the listener to picture a flower, and then asks them to repeat three phrases silently: “May you be absolutely free from suffering, may you be cost-free from fear, might you know peace and joy.” The footage over which this narration plays features a glimpse into the fraught environment of Twelve Minutes, which tells the tale of a man who’s caught reliving what may perhaps be the worst dozen minutes of his existence — he and his spouse are at home, planning for a passionate night, when a law enforcement detective bursts into their condominium and assaults them.
The a few figures stay unnamed in the course of Twelve Minutes they are identified only as “the man” (McAvoy), “the woman” (Ridley), and “the intruder” (Dafoe). The man is the participant character — the a person stuck in the time loop.
“Working with this unbelievably talented solid to deliver Twelve Minutes to lifestyle has been incredible,” mentioned Antonio, creator and activity director, in an Xbox Wire post. “Twelve Minutes blends the genres of movie and online games in an interactive thriller, and these remarkable actors are ideal for bringing the nuanced and complicated people into the environment.”
It’s the to start with time we have found Twelve Minutes due to the fact it showed up at Microsoft’s E3 2019 push briefing. By the way, if you are thinking about the common-hunting geometric carpet in the new trailer, Antonio verified in an job interview with Entertainment Weekly that it is intended to be an Easter egg for lovers of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (and almost nothing additional — it is not like the sport usually takes spot in that universe or everything).
Twelve Minutes, which is currently being revealed by Annapurna Interactive, is scheduled to be unveiled in 2020 on Home windows Laptop, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Antonio, a veteran of AAA advancement at Rockstar and Ubisoft, began acquiring Twelve Minutes decades ago whilst he was functioning as an artist on The Witness. I tried using an early develop of the recreation ages back, and named it “the most exciting recreation I performed at PAX East 2015.”