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12 Minutes' Review Embargo Drops Next Week

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We now know when reviews for 12 Minutes will start pouring in. 

The review embargo for 12 Minutes will drop next week. Gamers can expect reviews for the game to start coming in on August 18th, the day before the title releases. The embargo will drop at 9:00 a.m. PST, or 12:00 p.m. EST. You can stay tuned to OpenCritic to see what critics think of 12 Minutes

12 Minutes is a real-time top-down interactive thriller. Players take on the role of the husband, on what should be a romantic evening with their wife. However, everything goes wrong when a police detective breaks into their home, accuses the wife of murder, and beats the husband to death. However, after dying, players will find themselves returned to the exact moment that they opened the door. They are know stuck in the same 12 minute time loop, doomed to live the same terror over and over again. 

Players will have to use the knowledge of past lives in order to change the outcome and get themselves out of the loop. Every time they play, they will be able to change their dialogue and decisions, which can lead to wildly different outcomes every cycle. They will have to face death and failure over and over again until they can find a way out of the same 12 minutes. 12 Minutes blends the dream-like suspense of The Shining with the claustrophobia of Rear Window and the fragmented structure of Memento. The game also features an all-star voice cast, with James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe providing the voices for the game's characters. 

12 Minutes will release on August 19th. The game will release for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The game is available to pre-order, and is currently on sale on Steam. 

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I have been playing video games for as long as I can remember. I am a huge fan of JRPGs, though I also enjoy fighters. I have been writing about video games for a few years now. If it has a great story, I am sure that I will dig it.