Dontnod Entertainment only just had Vampyr release for the PS4, Xbox One and PC this past week but the company is already announcing their newest project, Twin Mirror, which will be published by Bandai Namco.
I don’t know how Dontnod has managed to find financing from publishers so quickly, but maybe it has to do with the fact that Life Is Strange was an oddly popular title that made Square Enix a lot of money by basically recycling cringe-worthy teenage dialogue and slapping a lesbian slasher fan-fiction plot on top of a time-traveling mystery.
Anyway, the upcoming Twin Mirror is due out in 2019, and it features a disgraced journalist who makes a return to his hometown after his friend died and his black girlfriend left him, which is like the ultimate description of a soy-latte consuming Liberal from San Francisco.
You can check out the trailer below.
The plot centers around Sam waking up after traveling back to his old hometown, only to find himself shirtless and confused. Turns out his shirt is filled with blood, and he has no memory of what happened the night before, which sounds like just about every post-rape description of anti-#GamerGate male feminists every time they recount how they can’t seem to remember sexually assaulting women but seem to be cognizant of it having happened at some point.
For now, we don’t know what kind of trouble Sam gets himself into, only that there’s blood on his shirt and he decided to flex his butt polygons when the maid knocked his door the next morning.
For as far as we know he could have killed a cat and stuff it down the toilet in a drunken rage that his black girlfriend dumped him for a Mexican immigrant who sexually identifies as a nationalized American.
Anyway, the general premise looks like a slice of life game with a sci-fi mystery-thriller twist, seemingly like Twin Peaks meets Vanilla Sky. The bizarre happenings and small town oddities seems to fit in well with what David Lynch managed to craft for his television series, while the completely world-twisting surrealism presented in the dreamscape seems to be reminiscent of Cameron Crowe’s psychologically psychedelic fantasy-romance flick.
The release of Twin Mirror is a ways off for home consoles and PC, but you can expect it to launch in early 2019 next year.