D4 Trailer: A Deadlier Premonition, Launching Tomorrow
Hidetaka Suehiro, better known to his fans as Swery65, is back with an episodic game about time travel, D4.
In an interview with the Xbox Wire at the 2014 Tokyo Game Show, we have learned all sorts of new info about Swery65's new mystery game, D4, which intends to bring back the signature style of humor we saw in Deadly Premonition. Swery65 cites influences by the likes of Telltale Games' recent hits as a reason to push D4 to be released episodically and digitally. You can also tell that Telltale's signature cel-shaded visuals was a big influence on D4's graphics as well. D4's story revolves around David Young, an investigator whose wife was killed two years ago with the killer still on the loose. Since the death of his wife, David can relive the past by touching mementos that have serious memories attached to them. D4 can be played via the Kinect or the Xbox One's controller, which will feature a lot of swiping and grabbing gestures to interact with the environment.
"I’m sure everyone has, at some point in their lives, thought about that one day in the past. 'If I didn’t make that one decision on that one day, would I have turned out differently? Would I be the same person that I am now?' I believe that these kinds of imaginative explorations – starting from a point in the past and stretching out into the present – is something that only humans are capable of," Suehiro said. "Nobody taught us to do that, but it’s something everyone has experienced. Tackling themes like this, that are so close to the core, is very challenging and natural at the same time, for me."
D4, which stands for "Dark Dreams Don't Die," launches on Sept. 19 as a digital download exclusively on Xbox One for the price of $14.99.