One of the only real surprises from Square Enix’s E3 2018 press conference was the reveal of The Quiet Man. What began as a live-action trailer transitioned into what appears to be our first look at the gameplay of this still relatively obscure title.
In the trailer, we see an individual wandering the streets of the city who confronts gang members in an alley. The individual – our hero? – appears to be deaf, hence the “Quiet Man” name and the use of the tagline “silence rings loudest.” Nevertheless, he is able to easily dispose of these thugs.
It seems that the trailer’s use of live-action is more than just a stylistic marketing choice. According to the video’s YouTube description, The Quiet Man “delivers an immersive story driven cinematic action experience seamlessly blending high-production live action, realistic CG and pulse-pounding action gameplay.” It promises an “adrenaline-fueled motion picture like experience which can be completed in one sitting.” We have to admit that advertising that last part as a feature does strike us as a bit odd.
Based on all of the information made available thus far, we suspect that this is going to be a kind of interactive motion picture experience more than a fully-fledged game. Human Head Studios, the team you might know from the infamously canceled version of Prey 2, is the developer behind the mystery project.
Here’s everything else we know:
The Quiet Man Release Date
The Quiet Man arrives on Nov. 1. It’s coming to PS4 and PC.
The Quiet Man Trailers
Check out a new trailer:
Here’s the first trailer:
Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.