We’re happy to reveal during Gamescom 2018, two core gameplay features for our psychological thriller Twin Mirror!
Watch the trailer:
Sam Higgs is a guy with a lot of problems. He’s back in the hometown that he fled, his best friend from that same town recently died, and, to top it all off, he just woke up from a rough night with no memory of what happened, and a shirt covered in blood. A bad day is about to get a lot worse.
On the brighter side, Sam has a secret asset. Ever since he was young, he’s trained and honed an ability to go into a secret place in his mind. A place where he can perfectly re-create the real world and run scenarios to understand it better. This is Sam’s mind palace, a reflection of his life and experiences.
The mind palace is a powerful tool that blends memories with logical extrapolation. By investigating his hotel room and using his mind palace to re-create his activities from the night before, Sam might be able to fill in the blanks in his evening.
One caveat, though, there’s someone else who wants to weigh in on Sam’s investigation. Someone who has been popping up when he starts to delve into the past: a glib, well-dressed version of Sam who is full of questionable advice. Sam thinks of him as “The Double.” This slick character always has a sarcastic aside to insert into Sam’s train of thought. In Twin Mirror, you’ll have to judge if the Double is putting you on the right track, or if he’s trying to derail you for his own purposes.
Don’t get too comfortable. Sam may not realize it yet, but there could be much more at stake in Basswood than a forgotten night, and his investigation skills may be pushed to their limits before it’s all said and done. It’ll be a tough journey, but it just might be what he needs to finally heal the wounds of the past and move forward.
The truth is out there, and Sam’s mind is the only place you’ll find it. The narrative adventure will be an episodic game composed of three parts, the first of which, “Lost On Arrival”, will be available in 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and Steam.
Go behind the scenes on Twin Mirror with Oskar Guilbert, our CEO
Discover more about the game’s story and characters in the town of Bassword, West Virginia.
Twin Mirror is coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Steam in 2019.
DONTNOD 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Today we’re celebrating the 10-year anniversary of DONTNOD!
We put together a video gathering all of our games, we hope you’ll like it!
We’d like to thank all of our players and everyone who encouraged us and supported us over the years. We wouldn’t be here without you 😊
A huge thank you to all our publishers: Capcom (Remember Me), Focus Home Interactive (Vampyr), Bandai Namco (Twin Mirror), Square Enix (Life is Strange / Captain Spirit)
THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT is out now!
A completely free narrative experience with links to LIFE IS STRANGE 2
We’re excited to announce that THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT™, an all-new, original narrative experience demo set in the LIFE IS STRANGE™ franchise, is out now on XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC.
THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT™ created and developed by DONTNOD® Entertainment and published by SQUARE ENIX® is available digitally and completely free.
Watch THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT™ launch trailer here:
9-year old Chris is an ordinary boy who really wants to be a superhero. With the help of his toys and a big imagination, he turns a normal Saturday into a series of exciting adventures, but he is not prepared for what today has in store for him, today something truly extraordinary will happen…
As a self-contained original story in the LIFE IS STRANGE universe, THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRITTM not only takes the first steps into the world of LIFE IS STRANGETM 2, it features links to the brand-new story of the highly anticipated upcoming sequel.
LIFE IS STRANGETM 2 is coming to XBOX ONE®, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC on September 27th, 2018.
THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRITTM contains mature language and themes.
LIFE IS STRANGE 2 is coming September 27th, 2018!
An all-new 5-episode story begins in September 2018
We’re delighted to announce that LIFE IS STRANGE will return with an all-new 5-episode story!
LIFE IS STRANGE 2 is coming to XBOX ONE, PlayStation4 and Windows PC on September 27th, 2018.
Watch the LIFE IS STRANGE 2 release date reveal now:
THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT, a narrative experience demo that links to LIFE IS STRANGE 2, releases 100% free on June 26, 2018, on XBOX ONE, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
THE AWESOME ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN SPIRIT!
Announcing the Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
Words cannot accurately express how excited we are to reveal The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit to you! This self-contained and completely free narrative Life is Strange experience will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam) on June 26, 2018. You read that right – you won’t have to pay anything at all to get this stand-alone adventure that will also give you glimpse into Life is Strange 2’s brand-new story… but only if you’re clever enough to piece the clues together!
In The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, you play as Chris, an ordinary 10-year old boy who dreams of being a superhero. Chris has a big imagination that will take him on all sorts of adventures, but on this particular Saturday something truly extraordinary will happen to him…
We of course don’t want to reveal too much about The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, but for those of you who are keen to find out a bit more, have a look at this spoiler-free first behind the scenes diary from DONTNOD:
If you’re interested in finding out more, then keep an eye out over the E3 period as the Life is Strange team from DONTNOD are at E3 2018 in LA right now! You can look forward to multiple live streams, interviews and insights about The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. You can also find out a bit more by visiting this FAQ page.
Over the past few years, ever since the release of the first game. We have been quietly working on the next mainline entry in the Life is Strange universe. During this time we not only observed what these games truly meant to our fans, but we also put that in the context of what the series means to us and our ambitions for it. For us, Life is Strange is so much more than a single set of characters, places, themes or scenarios – Life is Strange is an entire universe of storytelling founded upon relatable characters facing real world issues, but always with “a twist of the strange” and we have many more stories we want to tell.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is the first step towards showing you the true potential of Life is Strange, and the possibilities of a diverse universe filled with interesting characters and stories to tell. With it, we have created a self-contained narrative experience that’s brimming with content – the deeper you dig, the more you will discover. While this demo is designed in the usual Life is Strange way and allows you plenty of time to explore everything, it is at the same time structurally different to previous entries. You will most likely see and discover new content on subsequent playthroughs which you might have previously missed. And there are some secrets that may very well take a coordinated group of fans to unravel…
We can’t wait for you to uncover the secrets of this adventure together as a community, and we’re really looking forward to reading all your theories about The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit and how it might relate to Life is Strange 2.
As always, we wouldn’t be able to continue to make games like Life is Strange and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit without fans such as yourselves, so thank you for all your support – Life is Strange 2 will be here soon and we look forward to embarking on this journey together with you, starting June 26 with The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit.
Twin Mirror – New narrative adventure game announced!
HELP SAM FIND THE TRUTH AND UNVEIL BASSWOOD’S SECRETS IN UPCOMING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER GAME, TWIN MIRROR!
We are proud to announce Twin MirrorTM, a story-driven investigation coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019 and published by Bandai Namco!
Watch the trailer here:
Twin MirrorTM showcases a player-driven experience featuring a malleable narrative that chronicles the journey of a tormented hero who must walk a tightrope between the harsh realities of the film noir-esque Basswood, West Virginia and its dark secrets, and his own personal struggle.
“Twin MirrorTM is a game heavily rooted in the concept of duality, redemption and self-acceptance and is on track to deliver a stunning emotional journey” said Oskar Guilbert (DONTNOD’s CEO). “While we were scripting the player’s investigations within the game, we suddenly found ourselves researching just how far the limits of the Narrative Adventure genre could be pushed in the real world. When the dust settled, all evidence pointed towards Twin MirrorTM being a genre-re-defining experience. Now, we can’t wait to see how the players react when all the pieces of their investigation fall into place within the game.”
Players will assume the role of Sam, a 33-year-old investigative journalist who suffered a harsh breakup he’s desperately trying to overcome, returning home to bury an old friend. As Sam wakes up one morning in his motel room with a bloody shirt and no memories of his whereabouts the previous night, he embarks on a thrilling investigation to find the truth, with his mind as his only weapon. Twin MirrorTMoffers the ability to dive into Samuel’s painful memories to personally and uniquely shape the investigation through a series of gut-wrenchingly impactful choices, each bringing the player one step closer to discovering both the truth, and their place in the world.
“Now more than ever, gamers are seeking out narrative journeys that not only progress the story in a particular direction but force them to make difficult moral decisions that impact the outcome in real, dramatic ways.” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
“Twin MirrorTM is our first entry into the world of Narrative adventures, and by partnering with the creative artists at DONTNOD, we are working to create a title that not only meets and exceed the high standard they’ve set but forms the foundation for new and compelling narrative adventures in the years to come.” Adds Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe.
Twin MirrorTM will be available in 2019 for the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and STEAM for PC.
Vampyr is out today on PS4, Xbox One and PC!
Vampyr is out today – celebrate the launch with bloodthirsty Launch Trailer!
Vampyr, our narrative-driven action-RPG, releases today, June 5! Take control of newly turned vampire Dr. Jonathan Reid on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC!
Prepare to stalk or save the streets of 1918 London with the Launch Trailer:
In Vampyr you play as Dr. Jonathan Reid, a famous surgeon and blood transfusion specialist freshly turned into a vampire after arriving back in his home city of London following the Great War. A man of logic and science, Reid’s firm beliefs are turned inside-out upon awakening to a once-hidden world of secret societies, ungodly creatures and ancient orders set upon ending his existence. All the while, London’s population crumbles under the pressure of a terrible disease – and Dr. Reid may be the city’s last hope to stop it.
Everyone of Vampyr’s citizens is part of an interconnected social web, and the fate of one citizen in a social circle will impact all the others, as well as the direction of the narrative. Each citizen has their own story, life and personal goals, some will ask you for help, some will agree to sell you rare items – and every last one can be spared or sacrificed in Reid’s quest. Reid is a vampire, and the fastest way to evolve and unlock new supernatural abilities for combat is by drinking the blood of the living. In Vampyr, it’s not “Do I kill?” but “Who do I kill?”. Deadly encounters plague the doctor’s journey, and each citizen offers a tempting source of power… but there will be consequences.
Each of the four main districts have health status linked with the number of living, dead and sick citizens. By feeding sparingly and keeping the populace healthy with crafted medicines, balance can be maintained. However, if the health gauge drops too low, the district will be lost to supernatural creatures along with every quest, shop and citizen that once lived there. If every district of London falls, the game can still be played to completion, though with an outcome that suits such recklessness. Your actions will save or doom London.