Japanese video game maker Square Enix (Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts) is getting ready to release an unconventional title: The Quiet Man, a dark mystery-thriller game that combines live-action narrative scenes and photoreal cg animation gameplay, with the goal of making the experience between the techniques as seamless as possible.

Developed with Human Head Studios and Man of Action Entertainment (Ben 10, Generator Rex), the game takes place within the span of a single night and can be completed in one sitting. An extended trailer was released yesterday:

From Square Enix:

The Quiet Man delivers an immersive story driven cinematic action experience seamlessly blending high-production live action, realistic cg, and pulse-pounding action gameplay. Unravelling within a single night, players take the role of deaf protagonist Dane as he fights his way to discover the motives behind the kidnapping of a songstress from a mysterious masked man. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled motion picture like experience which can be completed in one sitting

More details about the game can be found in two recent interviews – in Entertainment Weekly and Newsweek – in which producer Kensei Fujinaga and writer Joe Kelly talk about the project.

The Quiet Man will release on November 1, 2018 as a digital-only title on Playstation and Steam (PC). It will retail for $14.99.

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