Sony’s countdown to E3 2018 continued today, with the reveal of Twin Mirror, the latest narrative adventure from DONTNOD Entertainment (Life is Strange, Vampyr). Twin Mirror casts you as Sam, who returns to his rundown coal-mining hometown, Basswood. Sam’s first night home doesn’t go so well, as he wakes up with blood-covered clothes in his hotel room, with no memory of what happened. You’ll have to explore your own mind to discover the truth of what went down during that lost night. Check out the first trailer for Twin Mirror, below.
Twin Mirror is a journey that explores the elements of choice and hypocrisy, while paving a players’ way toward the conclusion of their investigation. Truth, duality, and polarity will all become factors as players dictate their future through personal choices, while investigating the town the protagonist calls home.
Your story begins in the town of Basswood, West Virginia, where Sam has returned to attend the funeral of his best friend. While recovering from a heavy break-up, Sam finds himself dejected and downtrodden as he interacts with former friends in his hometown. But, things start to take a turn for the worse when Sam wakes up in his hotel room the next day. With a shirt covered in blood and no whereabouts of the previous night, it’s now up to Sam to recall his memories and search for disparate clues in Basswood to find the truth in this mysterious investigation! But remember…the clock is ticking.
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.
Sounds like a pretty classic setup! Not quite as original as Life is Strange – Twin Mirror brings to mind other noir-ish adventure games like Alan Wake, Fahrenheit, and even Deadly Premonition – but I’m certainly willing to give whatever DONTNOD does a chance.
Despite being announced by Sony, Twin Mirror is a multiplatform game coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The game launches sometime in 2019.