Bandai Namco have revealed two major new gameplay features for upcoming psychological thriller Twin Mirror – the Mind Palace, and the Double. The narrative adventure will be an episodic game composed of three parts, the first of which, “Lost On Arrival”, will be available in 2019.
In Twin Mirror, players 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 series of impactful choices to discover the truth.
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 version of the Mind Palace – for him, a place to access at will and recreate memories from the past…or 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 capacity back again.
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 are able to recreate forgotten or concealed events of past…unaware of what, or who, they may discover.
But Sam’s mind is also a place of wonder and mystery. Also revealed today, The Double introduces another key feature of Twin Mirror. Sam’s inner voice takes the form of a classy and sarcastic version of himself. Is he here to help? To hinder him? Players will have to discover his true meaning as they progress through the story, navigating choices between Sam’s personality and the Double’s quirky guidance.
“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 it is a good insight to our unique narrative approach, both gameplay features being strongly tied to the story we want to tell. We can’t wait for the players to uncover the secrets of this adventure with the first episode in 2019!.”
Twin Mirror’s first episode, ‘Lost On Arrival’ will be available early 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Twin Mirror is currently rated provisional PEGI 16.