Heartwarming Rhythm Adventure Giraffe and Annika, set for worldwide Xbox One Release August 27th!

Regarding Giraffe and Annika, the PS4 and Nintendo Switch releases have been announced previously, but we are happy to inform you that the Xbox One digital version will also be released simultaneously. Plus from today, August 6th the title will be available for preorder!

About Giraffe and Annika

Giraffe and Annika is the latest work from Saito Atsushi, founder of atelier mimina. He has previously worked on legendary titles such as the music battle action game Gitaroo Man and Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan before going independent. Giraffe and Annika is the product of 4 solid years of development. TOMZUIN H, renowned sound artist, led the work on sound design of the game and is responsible for the phenomenal soundtrack and even the environmental sound design of Giraffe and Annika.

Annika, a girl who has lost her memories, is tasked by a mysterious character called Giraffe to collect the star fragments scattered across Spica Island. Explore this beautiful island and unlock the secrets it holds.


A heartwarming world and story, expressed through 2D comics and 3D graphics.

Giraffe and Annika is a charming story told through 2D comic cutscenes starring a full cast of adorable characters with a 3D game world seamlessly rendered in Unreal Engine 4.

Take your time to explore the picturesque Spica Island, with the rising and falling sun showing the different faces of the island as time gently passes to amazing environmental music.

Giraffe and Annika’s 3 gameplay parts.

Adventure gameplay

Explore Spica Island to find and collect items and unlock the mystery of the island.

As Annika gains new abilities she will be able to access more areas to explore, take in the sights such as a very unique art gallery and a magnificent clifftop observatory.


Dungeon gameplay

Make your way past the traps and obstacles of the 5 dungeons scattered around the island to find the star fragments.

Rhythm gameplay

Face off against the boss of each dungeon in a rhythm game battle. With Easy, Normal and Hard difficulties to match your rhythm game skills, enjoy the awesome battle themes and this fresh take on boss battles.




Has lost all her memories but doesn’t sweat the details and is calm and composed. With her bluebird friend by her side she goes on an adventure of the island to regain her lost memories and reveal the truth about the island.


Asks for Annika’s help in collecting the star fragments.Although he comes up with unreasonable requests for Annika he also seems to have her best interests at heart.He does seem to know more about the island than he lets on tough…



A witch who appears before Annika to cause trouble.Overconfident and prideful, although something seems to be off about her.
She also seems to know who Annika is, but Annika herself has no recollection of this…

Title: Giraffe and Annika
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Developer: atelier mimina
Publisher: PLAYISM
Release Date: August 27th 2020
Platforms: Nintendo Switch/PlayStation®4/Xbox One
MSRP: $29.99
Genre: Heartwarming Adventure + Rhythm Action
Supported Languages: Japanese/ Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / English
Copyright: © 2020 atelier mimina. All Rights Reserved. Music by Sonica Inc. Licensed to and published by Active Gaming Media Inc.

Xbox and Xbox ONE are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or in other countries and are used under license from Microsoft.

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