Annapurna Interactive, the studio behind Stray, has revealed its first in-house game, and it’s another foray into a dystopian sci-fi world. Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth is a new game set in the same world as the Blade Runner film series.

Annapurna has published plenty of games since 2017. But in late 2020, it was revealed that they’re launching a new studio to develop their own games, Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth will be the new studio’s first game. With titles such as What Remains of Edith Finch, Sayanora Wild Hearts, and Stray, the LA-based indie developer is sure to win even more hearts as their original games grab players’ attention.

Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth

As the name suggests, Labyrinth occurs in 2033, putting the game between the original film and its sequel, Blade Runner 2049, and a year after the anime, Blade Runner: Black Lotus. Like its cinematic predecessors, Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth takes place in a dystopian Los Angeles; it’s set after the Blackout hits. For those that don’t know, the Blackout is an event that took place between the two films where an EMP destroyed every electronic device in the area, causing chaos in an already chaotic city.

Not much else is known about the game, though Annapurna Interactive did say that they’ll have more to announce soon. Judging from the moody cinematic trailer alone, the game evokes everything Blade Runner is known for; and being that it’s the first new Blade Runner game in 25 years, fans of the franchise will undoubtedly be excited to dive into this world further beyond what two films and an anime could offer.

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The release date of Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth has yet to be announced.

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