Twin Mirror Has Two Surprising Gameplay Elements

By Andrew Ogley, 11 months ago
Not a lot has been revealed about the upcoming psychological thriller Twin Mirror since its initial announcement. Bandai Namco has now revealed two gameplay elements that are key to the title.

In his job as an investigative journalist, the story's protagonist, Sam, has developed a special technique that helps him solve the mysteries. Whilst most people may forget crucial clues, Sam is able to recall and recreate memories using his Mind Palace technique. However, this is not a simple gift, it needs to be trained by the player. Keeping this sharp, Sam will be able to recreate forgotten or hidden events by combining real world clues and visiting his Mind Palace.

Along with this, a second mechanic comes into play, The Double. Effectively, this is Sam's inner voice, a sarcastic version of himself, but just as in real life, it's not always clear if it is there to hinder or help. It's down to the play to discover the truth and attempt to unravel the mysterious narrative.

To give an idea of how this all looks in-game, the publisher has also provided a number of new screenshots showing the Mind Palace and The Double in action.

Finally, Bandai Namco have confirmed that the title will be an episodic game consisting of three parts, the first of which is entitled "Lost On Arrival".

The first episode of Twin Mirror will be arriving on the Xbox One sometime in the early part of 2019.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Twin Mirror achievements.
Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.