Square Enix’s upcoming title, The Quiet Man, will feature an interesting take on providing replay value. During a Japanese livestream, it was revealed that while the first playthrough will be silent, due to the main protagonist being deaf, the second playthrough will feature sound and speech and will reveal more aspects of the story. Translation for the stream came from Gematsu.
The second playthrough content will be patched in with a free update a week after the game launches. It’s not yet clear how substantial this new game plus content will be, but seeing that Square says the game can be finished in one sitting, it might be worth playing again.
Square Enix’s official synopsis of The Quiet Man reads: “Unraveling within a single night, players take the role of deaf protagonist Dane as he fights his way through a “soundless” world 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.”
The Quiet Man was first revealed at E3 this year in a mixed live-action and gameplay trailer, and Square has confirmed that the game will be a blend of live-action, CG and action gameplay. Since E3, two trailers have been released, one showing subtle and mysterious hints at the game’s story, and one focusing on gameplay.
Here is the story-focused trailer:
And now the gameplay trailer:
The Quiet Man drops digital-only on PS4 and Steam on Nov. 1. The game will cost $14.99.