12 Minutes Release Date Announced at Xbox E3 2021

We finally have a 12 Minutes release date, and the time-loop's not far off.

We finally have a 12 Minutes release date thanks to the Xbox/Bethesda showcase at E3 2021. Publisher Annapurna Interactive announced 12 Minutes will release August 19 on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. It will also be available through Game Pass on day one. 

A man and his wife are celebrating a romantic evening together when suddenly, a police officer breaks in. He accuses the woman of murder, arrests them both, and beats the man to death. Then the man wakes up again, 12 minutes before his death, only to repeat things again.

12 Minutes is a time-loop game where a man relives the trauma of his death endlessly until he finds a way to break free and find a solution to the hell he's trapped in.

Luis Antonio (The Witness) makes his development debut as the solo developer behind 12 Minutes, while James McAvoy (His Dark Materials), Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and William Dafoe (Spider-Man, At Eternity's Gate) voice the three main characters. Stay tuned for more on 12 Minutes


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jun. 14th 2021

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