DONTNOD's Twin Mirror announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC
DONTNOD's newest project Twin Mirror was announced today via a trailer during Sony's 3rd day of pre-E3 announcement streams. Following seemingly in the footprints of Life is Strange, Twin Mirror is a narrative adventure game launching in 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
The game is set to be a player-driven experience featuring a "malleable narrative" that follows the life of a tormented journalist Sam, and is set in the town of Basswood, West Virginia.
We originally learned of the DONTNOD and Bandai Namco partnership late last year, At the time it was described as "a new narrative adventure experience set in a fictional city in the United States that will also include a fair dose of investigation". Bandai Namco has given a further description of the premise of the game, provided below.
“Twin Mirror is a game heavily rooted in the concept of duality, redemption and self-acceptance and is on track to deliver a stunning emotional journey” said Oskar Guilbert, DONTNOD’s CEO. “While we were scripting the player’s investigations within the game, we suddenly found ourselves researching just how far the limits of the Narrative Adventure genre could be pushed in the real world. When the dust settled, all evidence pointed towards Twin Mirror being a stunning emotional journey. Now, we can’t wait to see how the players react when all the pieces of their investigation fall into place within the game.”
Players will assume the role of Sam, a 33-year-old investigative journalist who suffered a harsh breakup he’s desperately trying to overcome and is returning home to bury an old friend. As Sam wakes up one morning in his motel room with a bloody shirt and no memories of his whereabouts the previous night, he embarks on a thrilling investigation to find the truth, with his mind as his only weapon. Twin Mirror offers the ability to dive into Sam’s painful memories to personally and uniquely shape the investigation through a series of gut-wrenchingly impactful choices, each bringing the player one step closer to discovering both the truth, and their place in the world.
Check out the new trailer below: