Publisher Bandai Namco has revealed that Life Is Strange developer DONTNOD’s upcoming pyschological thriller game, Twin Mirror, will be a three part episodic narrative adventure. The first episode – titled “Lost On Arrival” – will be available in early 2019.
Twin Mirror will put players into the shoes of Sam, an investigative journalist returning home to bury an old friend. But, upon waking up in his motel room, Sam finds a blood-stained shirt with no memory of what happened the night before. He must embark on a thrilling investigation to figure out what is happening around him and make a series of choices to slowly reveal the truth.
Bandai Namco detailed two gameplay “mechanics” in the press release we received, which you can read below:
His greatest talent, revealed today at Gamescom, is his Mind Palace. While the untrained mind may forget crucial information, or fail to remember critical clues, Sam’s brain works differently. Over many years, 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.
When solving the game’s mysteries, players will have to gather clues from the real world, navigating between the former and the Mind Palace, until they’re able to recreate forgotten or hidden events of past. Sam’s mind is also a place of wonder and mystery.
Another key mechanic is – The Double, Sam’s inner voice takes the form of a classy yet sarcastic version of himself. But, is he here to help? Or to hinder Sam? 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 PS4, Xbox One and PC.