Everyone’s focus might be on Dontnod Entertainment’s upcoming Life is Strange 2, but the developer has also revealed some new gameplay features for its other upcoming title, Twin Mirror, during this year’s Gamescom.
Twin Mirror tells the story of an investigate journalist who returns to his hometown to bury an old friend. Unfortunately, he ends up waking up in a hotel wearing a blood stained shirt with no recollection of what happened the night before. It’s up to players to help him investigate the events of the previous night and make various choices in order to find out the truth.
One such feature is the Mind Palace, which the game’s protagonist Sam will make good use of to help him access every single one of his memories and create potential scenarios for all kinds of situations. The concept seems similar to the Red Room from cult game Deadly Premonition, which makes sense given how bizarre Twin Mirror sounds so far. Players will be able to move between the Mind Palace and the real world as they try to help Sam with solving the many mysteries surrounding him.
The other feature called The Double consists of Sam’s conscience as it takes on a whole different sarcastic persona who gives him and players advice on many occasions. Although the double will no doubt prove to be a useful partner, it’s down to the players to figure out if his goal is really just to help out Sam.
Both of these features can be briefly seen in the Gamescom trailer for the game.
The first episode, Lost on Arrival, will be released in early 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.