Dontnod has been busy of late, developing Vampyr and Life is Strange 2. That the developer has another episodic title on the horizon with Twin Mirror came as somewhat of a shock. Details on the newest game’s story are rather limited. The protagonist, Sam, returns to his hometown and mysteriously gets involved in a murder mystery. Thanks to Twin Mirror’s ESRB rating, we now have more context.
The ESRB has rated Dontnod’s new project as “M” for “Mature,” as the game’s content features: “Blood, Drug Reference, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, Violence.” For its rating summary, the ESRB provides the following overview:
This is an adventure game in which players assume the role of an investigative reporter (Sam Higgins) returning to his hometown. As players progress through the storyline, they interact with locals and are presented with various dialogue and action choices. Some selections result in acts of violence, recreated in Sam’s mind: a fist fight, a character shooting a man in the chest. Blood sometimes appears underneath corpses and on characters’ clothing. As players explore the town, they can interact with a drug dealer and find an empty sachet (i.e., dime bag). During one sequence, players can choose to set a character in the High state and recreate a car crash. One bar sequence depicts a child holding a half-empty glass of beer in a bar; accompanying dialogue states, “Put that down. Kathy, what is your underage child doing drinkin’?” The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” are heard in the game.
Based on this synopsis, in typical Dontnod fashion, Twin Mirror will explore more than the mystery that’s advertised. Remember, Life is Strange appeared to be a coming of age story in its first couple of episodes. It then spun out into a thriller, and the game later involved into a race to save a small town from annihilation. Who knows what Dontnod has planned for Twin Mirror or its beer-drinking child described above.
Twin Mirror does not yet have a release date, but is slated to arrive sometime in 2019 for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.
[Source via VGR]