When you look in the mirror who do you see?
Bandai Namco Entertainment has used Gamescom to reveal two new gameplay features for Dontnod Entertainment’s upcoming psychological thriller ‘Twin Mirror’.
“We are very excited to reveal two of our major gameplay features for Twin Mirror here at Gamescom.” said Fabrice Cambounet (Senior Producer for Twin Mirror). “We believe this is a good insight into our unique narrative approach, having gameplay features intertwined within the story we want to tell. We can’t wait for the players to uncover the secrets hidden in Twin Mirror with the first episode in 2019!”
Twin Mirror is an episodic narrative experience split into three chapters. The first instalment titled “Lost on Arrival” will introduce us to Sam and his ‘Mind Palace’. You take on the role of Sam, an investigative journalist returning home to bury an old friend. But, as Sam wakes up in his motel room with a blood-stained shirt and no memory of the night before he must embark on a thrilling investigation, and make a series of impactful choices to discover the truth.
While the untrained mind may forget crucial information, or fail to remember critical clues, Sam has trained to create his very own Mind Palace. A place to access at will and recreate memories from the past, or even piece together possible scenarios. But, even the greatest tools can get rusty if not properly trained, and players will have to start by jogging Sam’s memory. This will help in solving the game’s mysteries. Players will have to gather clues from the real world and navigating between the two until they’re able to recreate forgotten or hidden events from the past.
Another key mechanic is ‘The Double’, Sam’s inner voice takes the form of a classy yet sarcastic alter ego. But, is he here to help? Or to hinder? Players will have to discover the truth as they progress through the story, navigating between Sam’s instincts and the Double’s quirky guidance.
Twin Mirror’s first episode, ‘Lost On Arrival’ will be available in early 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.