Update: Bandai Namco has shared new information about Twin Mirror in a press release. In it, they state that Twin Mirror will be released for Xbox One and PC in addition to PlayStation 4, and shared a bit more information.
“Now more than ever, gamers are seeking out narrative journeys that not only progress the story in a particular direction but force them to make difficult moral decisions that impact the outcome in real, dramatic ways,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
Some more information about Sam, the protagonist was revealed. Apparently, he’s a 33-year-old investigative journalist, which gives him the skill set to seek through and find out what happened. In the game, you’ll be going through Sam’s memories and the real world to put together what happened.
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Day 3 of Sony’s Pre-E3 pre-show replacement took off today with the announcement of a new game for PlayStation 4, joining announcements for Tetris Effect and the Days Gone release date. Today’s announcement was for a new game from DontNod and Bandai Namco called Twin Mirror which was featuring some sort of mystery thriller mental mindscape.
The trailer shows you playing as Sam, returning to Basswood County, West Virginia after the death of a local journalist. Based on comments, Sam left Basswood behind a year ago and was happy to see the back of it, and only came back due to recent events, a funeral for his best friend after a harsh break up recently. The trailer cuts away and returns in the morning with him there not sure what happened last night, but with his shirt covered in blood. Twin Mirror appears to mix these real locations with mental landscapes where you have to find the truth of what happened.
A narrative adventure game, Twin Mirror presents choices, relationships, and memories that you need to explore and interact with to investigate what is going on and decide the fate of Sam based on your choices. The game alters between mental mindscapes it appears and investigating Basswood for more clues and as the trailer says – the one place to find the truth is your mind.
The PlayStation blog post interestingly makes mention of a clock ticking away meant to serve likely as some sort of mechanic, presumably altering what you do and how the narrative turns out in the end. While Dontnod is no stranger to the narrative adventure, this marks publisher Bandai Namco’s first foray into this often experimental region of gaming.
Twin Mirror is set to release for PlayStation 4 in 2019.
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