Bandai Namco have announced a new psychological thriller called Twin Mirror. The game officially marks the publisher’s first foray into the Narrative Adventure genre.
Developed by Dontnod Entertainment (Life is Strange) Twin Mirror showcases a player-driven experience featuring a malleable narrative. It chronicles the journey of Sam, a tormented hero who must walk a tightrope between the harsh realities of the film noir-esque Basswood, West Virginia, and his own personal struggle.
Watch the Twin Mirror – E3 2018 announcement trailer below:
Oskar Guilbert, Dontnod Entertainment CEO said:
[blockquote]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. 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.[/blockquote]
View some first screenshots of Twin Mirror in our gallery:
Players will assume the role of Sam, a 33-year-old investigative journalist who suffered a harsh breakup that he’s desperately trying to overcome. He returns to his hometown Basswood, West Virginia, to bury an old friend. Depressed and bitter, Sam feels completely out of sorts and out of place.
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.
Twin Mirror is slated to release in 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. Check out the official Twin Mirror website for more information.