Microsoft and developer Dontnod Entertainment have announced that the first chapter of their narrative adventure game Tell Me Why will launch on Xbox One and PC on August 27.
The game will also be on Xbox Game Pass and you can pre-load the game now. The second chapter will launch on September 3 and the third chapter will launch on September 10. You can watch the new trailer for it below.
Tell Me Why is the story of two twins, Alyson and Tyler Ronan, who reunite for the first time in ten years after their mother’s death. Upon returning to their childhood home in rural Alaska, the Ronans realize that their shared past may not be as they remember it.
The trailer from Xbox Games Showcase reveals even more new info about Tyler and Alyson—including that the twins are seeking closure for what they remember about the death of their mother, Mary-Ann.
In Tell Me Why, memories are not only a key part of Tyler and Alyson’s journey—they’re also a major gameplay mechanic. Players will use the twins’ supernatural Bond as one of many ways to find out the truth of the events surrounding their mother’s death. The choices the player makes with the Bond will influence Tyler and Alyson’s relationship for better or for worse, as well as alter the course of the game through branching dialogue and dramatic actions.
Also shown in the trailer are several never-before-seen characters who will either help or hinder the twins during their homecoming. There’s even a glimpse at what may be the Ronan twins’ biggest adversary…
Tell Me Why seeks to drive inclusive storytelling within the AAA gaming space. Dontnod Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios conducted on-the-ground research and partnered closely with cultural, mental health and gender advocates to ensure that Tell Me Why is truly representative of the identities it represents.
Tell Me Why’s three chapters will release a week apart beginning August 27, giving players a predictable timeline for experiencing the whole story. The week-long gap ensures that fans have the means to discuss their experiences, share theories and possibly explore new story paths in between chapters.