DONTNOD partners with Epic Games to distribute Twin Mirror on PC

DONTNOD partners with Epic Games to co-produce Twin Mirror

DONTNOD partners with Epic Games to distribute Twin Mirror on PC

DONTNOD Entertainment has announced that Twin Mirror, their upcoming investigation psychological thriller, will be co-produced by Shibuya Productions and distributed by Epic Games on PC. 

These deals will allow DONTNOD to acquire the rights to Twin Mirror’s IP and ensure an “advantageous distribution of revenues” for the company. Bandai Namco will remain as the game’s publisher on consoles, but on PC, the game will be distributed exclusively on the Epic Games Store for 12 months. 

With the rights to Twin Mirror secured, DONTNOD has successfully strengthened their IP portfolio while simultaneously securing them a favourable revenue distribution on the PC platform. DONTNOD has also opted to move Twin Mirror’s release date to 2020, with DONTNOD hoping that this extra time will allow them and Shibuya Productions to create a better game for both PC and console players.

Below is the first gameplay trailer for Twin Mirror, showcasing protagonist Sam Hayes and his alter ego “The Double”, who will act as “an occasional advisor and permanent wise-ass” throughout the game. Sam’s double represents Sam’s lack of confidence and his instinct for self-preservation. 

The trailer also showcases some of Twin Mirror’s investigations mechanics as well as the game’s “mind palace” mechanic, an area which is accessible anywhere in-game and can be used to help piece together information and reconstruct past events. 

Below is a comment from DONTNOD’s Oskar Guilbert;

    In line with our development strategy and thanks to our partnership with Epic Games, DONTNOD now majority holds an additional key asset. We are delighted to partner with Epic Games and present Twin Mirror to the vast gamer community on its Epic Games store. The conditions of this partnership along with the support of Shibuya Productions reinforce the game’s potential. This strategic operation demonstrates our ability to leverage new market trends in our favor. The video game industry is currently undergoing major transformation and now offers a major competitive advantage to content creators such as DONTNOD.


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