A post on the PlayStation blog has announced that Bandai Namco Entertainment and DONTNOD, creators of the excellent Life is Strange, have teamed up to birth a brand new game like an electronic entertainment midwife. Twin Mirror promises that “Truth, duality, and polarity will all become factors as players dictate their future through personal choices, while investigating the town the protagonist calls home”. Following our protagonist, Sam, upon his return to his hometown for the funeral of his best friend things go somewhat South when the player wakes up in a hotel room, covered in blood with no recollection of how or why.
Presumably the rest of the game will be spent working that out, although a more reasonable question might be why one would allow themselves to get drawn back to the town of Basswood, Virginia. The full synopsis for the game is as follows:
“Twin Mirror is a psychological thriller wrapped around an investigation where your memories, choices, and relationships will determine Sam’s complicated fate. As he comes to terms with heartbreak, homecoming, and the perpetual struggle of adulthood, Sam will need your help exploring a dark and emotional adventure where the line between truth and deception is blurred.”
As part of the announcement we were also treated to some juicy screenshots, reminiscent of a cross between an updated Alan Wake title and Far Cry 5, and the game does look good, particularly so early in the development cycle. Take a look at some of the photos below:
The game promises a first foray into a narrative adventure such as this for Bandai Namco, but with DONTNOD’s stellar track record handling the development, the outlook is good that this may well be one to watch out for.
Twin Mirror will be releasing some time in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.