Square Enix announced that the Human Head Studios codeveloped action game The Quiet Man will release on PlayStation 4 and PC-via Steam on November 1 worldwide for $14.99.
The Quiet Man takes players through the story of a deaf protagonist Dane, who is searching for a masked man wanted for kidnapping. As Dane, players will experience the world as he does, with limited audio queues and no subtitles.
During the gameplay, players will fight their way through enemies with combat moves from Yakuza series choreographer, Tatsuro Koike. Additionally, scenes will switch from live action to CG as the game’s story unfolds.
Developer Human Head Studios is known for their work on 2006’s Prey as well as the Rune series. The studio’s work can also be found in popular games like BioShock Infinite and Defiance.
Players who purchase The Quiet Man between launch on November 15 on PlayStation 4 will unlock eight PlayStation avatars and a dynamic theme, while Steam players get seven desktop and mobile wallpapers.
You can watch the release date announcement trailer below:
Author’s take: I like that Square Enix is publishing these smaller titles, but the quality of the game has me wondering if this game is as good as it’s premise. I’m willing to give it a try and discover for myself. Also, Human Head Studios has been given a hard time since Batman: Arkham Origins so I’d like to see how they’ve improved over the years.
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