For those that might need a refresher, Beethoven and Dinosaur’s The Artful Escape was originally announced predating back to E3 2017. However, the game is still underway for release. But it is not unheard of for games with a small team stature to ship much later than hope. Elsewhere previously, it was reported that Odd Tales’ The Last Night is facing a heavy delay with uncertainty as to when the game will land currently.
However, despite the game’s set back, developer Coatsink is working on Replaced, a blade runner-esque experience that could fill the shoes of The Last Night while fans await for a suitable replacement. Even better is that the game is estimated to be arriving next year for Xbox, PC, and Xbox Game Pass.
In a new announcement recently, developer Beethoven and Dinosaur announced that The Artful Escape is officially shipping next month. You can watch the new release date trailer in the video below:
“On the eve of his first performance, Francis Vendetti struggles with the legacy of a dead folk legend and the cosmic wanderings of his own imagination,” reads the overview on the publisher’s website. “In an attempt to escape the musical legacy of his uncle, a teenage guitar prodigy embarks on a psychedelic journey to inspire his new stage persona, searching for who he isn’t in an adventure spanning stolen opera houses, melodic alien landscapes, and the impossible depths of the Cosmic Extraordinary.”
Similar to how another Annapurna Interactive game is being published with reputable actor voicing for the characters – looking at you 12 Minutes – The Artful Escape casts Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf), Caroline Kinley (Love is Blue, Love is Yellow), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Jason Schwartzman (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Mark Strong (Shazam!), and Carl Weathers (The Madalorian).
Recently, Microsoft announced this week to be holding its second /Twitchgaming & ID@Xbox showcase on August 10. In that, The Artful Escape is mentioned to be one of the many featured titles at the livestreamed presentation. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited for The Artful Escape officially launching this September?
The Artful Escape ships on September 10, 2021 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.