Bandai Namco will make its first foray into the narrative adventure genre with Twin Mirror, coming to PC and consoles in 2019.
Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment, the studio behind Life is Strange, Twin Mirror is a player-driven narrative that follows the journey of a tormented hero who must walk a tightrope between the harsh realities of the film noir-esque Basswood, West Virginia, its dark secrets, and his own personal struggle.
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, CEO for DONTNOD. “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 genre-re-defining experience. Now, we can’t wait to see how the players react when all the pieces of their investigation fall into place within the game.”
In the game, players will assume the role of Sam. He's a 33-year-old investigative journalist who recently suffered a harsh breakup he’s having a hard time getting over it. 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 gives players the ability to dive into Sam’s painful memories to personally and uniquely shape the investigation through a series of gut-wrenching choices, each bringing the player one step closer to discovering both the truth, and Sam’s place in the world.
“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.
“Twin Mirror is our first entry into the world of Narrative adventures, and by partnering with the creative artists at DONTNOD, we are working to create a title that not only meets and exceed the high standard they’ve set but forms the foundation for new and compelling narrative adventures in the years to come,” added Hervé Hoerdt, Bandai Namco's Vice President of Marketing & Digital.
Twin Mirror will be available in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam). The ESRB has not yet rated the game.