Gamescom has come and left us for this God-awful year, but the 12 Minutes cast reveal makes it a little better. We got a handful of interesting news, including new releases and updates to projects we’ve heard about for a while. Indie titles have always been of particular interest to me, so I was pretty stoked when we heard about 12 Minutes back at E3 2019. But, honestly, the cast is a little off the wall for an indie title. But, that feels like a very good thing.
The Game So Far
In case you’re unaware of the premise of 12 Minutes, the concept is basically that a man is stuck in a 12-minute time loop, constantly reliving a home invasion. During the invasion, he and his wife are attacked, and his wife and unborn child are killed. Upon restarting the time loop, the unnamed husband retains his memories and must piece together the mystery. The story is presented to us from a top-down perspective and consists entirely of the area in and around the couple’s small apartment.
An Ensemble Cast – 12 Minutes Cast Reveal
We got our first glimpse of this new title at E3 2019, and then, little else. Well, at the opening night of Gamescom this year, we were blessed with a little tidbit of surprising knowledge — the cast consists of well-known actors Daisy Ridley, James McAvoy, and Willem Dafoe. After having known this, the question remains — how the hell did these 3 big name thespians get involved with an indie game like 12 Minutes? A deal at the crossroads, I surmise. Regardless, the cast reveal is a very big deal, and we now have a small glimpse into the quality of the upcoming top-down murder mystery.
If you’d like to hear a beautifully raspy Mr. Dafoe give a monologue about flowers and the flow of time, see the video below:
12 Minutes doesn’t have a concrete release date, but the official website says a 2020 release is very likely for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. Maybe we won’t have to wait too long to live out a very violent Groundhog Day.
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