The Artful Escape releases on September 9 straight into Game Pass

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Publisher Annapurna Interactive revealed today that The Artful Escape is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on September 9 — and it is joining the Game Pass catalogue on day one!

Developed by the indie studio Beethoven and Dinosaur, the game was announced way back at Xbox’s E3 2017 conference as “The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti”. It was later reintroduced during Xbox’s X019 event with the updated title.

A teenage guitar prodigy sets out on a psychedelic, multidimensional journey to inspire his stage persona and confront the legacy of a dead folk legend. Starring voice performances by Michael Johnston, Caroline Kinley, Lena Headey, Jason Schwartzman, Mark Strong, and Carl Weathers.


This game continues to look incredible.

I wonder if anyone on the team got to Preview it


looks awesome I’ll have some gummies ready so i can really enjoy this game

Annapurna can do no wrong. Been looking forward to this one for years!


great preview, and was super interesting how you went into the developer’s history! Been waiting years for this too, glad to see it finally coming out pretty soon. :slight_smile:

And yeah, Annapurna is really bringing their film side clout to their games. 12 Minutes has an incredible cast, and I was thoroughly surprised this one has some big names too. Although, I did notice your very understandable Lena “Headley” haha


Damn, and I know it’s Headey too.

I even typed Headey in the article.

I think I used to say Headley for such a long time and I rarely say her name so it must have subconciously stuck

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lol dont worry as I said, it’s understandable cuz it’s a very common mix up I’ve seen happen, even I used to say the same. :sweat_smile: