One of the crucial weird bulletins at Sq. Enix’s E3 convention was The Quiet Man. In a trailer that blended reside motion with a couple of seconds of punching-filled gameplay, the sport posed about 4 thousand questions and answered none of them. However in a shock reveal, Sq. Enix confirmed off greater than 40 minutes of the sport and blew our cumulative minds.
The Quiet Man is being developed by Human Head studios, who’re greatest recognized for 2006’s Prey. It appears to be like completely absurd. This is some particulars we picked up from the demo and producer Kensei Fujinaga’s commentary.
The sport is roughly three hours lengthy.
“Nonetheless you have a look at it, it is going to by no means be an opulent and ornate treasure field, sparking with all the colours of the rainbow,” Fujinaga says. “Nonetheless, if this tiny, tiny stone that represents a frankly disproportionate stage of problem and experimentation from my modest crew, can shine brightly like a diamond within the hearts of our gamers on the market, I might safely say that there might be no higher pleasure for us than that.”
It is going to be priced decrease than a full retail launch.
The narrative will observe Dane, a deaf younger man who’s searching for a kidnapped dancer. As implied within the reveal trailer, The Quiet Man mixes its gameplay with live-action cutscenes. In a single scene, the display screen turned blue and an FMV face coated a number of the punching motion.
Additionally, a gangster killed Dane’s mother. This presumably suits into the story someway. A lot of the characters proven appear to be a Japanese interpretation of America’s legal underbelly, replete with racial stereotypes and over-the-top costuming.
In lethal silence, Dane martial-arts his means by means of a number of rooms of goons. A lot of the fight appears to heart on ending strikes that defy all legal guidelines of physics, resembling flipping a dude 180 levels earlier than punching him within the mouth. In a single scene, he appears to die, solely to get up to a real-life girl smiling at him. The checkpoint then reloads; it is extremely jarring.
Sections of the sport additionally place Dane in slower conditions through which he walks round an setting and appears at objects.
The Quiet Man’s seems to be following within the footsteps of Lethal Premonition; relentlessly bizarre and greater than just a little janky, however with a completely honest attraction. Though Dane’s haircut appears to be like prefer it needs to talk to a supervisor and the story embraces probably the most offputting components of Quantum Break, the sport has all of the makings of a real cult traditional.
It is at present in improvement for PS4 and PC.