A blend of live action and animation.
Square Enix has released a new trailer for The Quiet Man, an upcoming video game featuring a protagonist who's deaf. The trailer offers a more detailed look at how The Quiet Man's blend of live action cutscenes and animated gameplay meshes together, as well as reveal its release date..
The Quiet Man's new trailer starts out live action, showcasing protagonist Dane interacting with several different characters. However, when he witnesses a songstress being kidnapped in the middle of her performance by a hooded man wearing a plague doctor mask, Dane's efforts to retrieve her transition the trailer into the CGI gameplay portion.
We then see Dane's efforts lead him through a noiseless Manhattan. Where sound escapes Dane, sight does not, and we see him easily react to threats as if the world is moving in slow motion. Dane also appears to have a tremendous amount of strength, performing flip kicks and dishing out devastating beat downs on the thugs that get in his way. It's just enough to make you think there could be a supernatural element at play in this game, one that Dane will be able to tap into, but Square Enix hasn't confirmed The Quiet Man takes place in any type of fantastical setting.
Square Enix has mostly remained silent in its marketing of The Quiet Man. Prior to this new trailer, the only information we had about the game came from The Quiet Man's announcement during E3 2018 and its showcasing at PAX West 2018. Square Enix has referred to the story as an "immersive story-driven cinematic action experience" that can be completed in one sitting.
The Quiet Man releases on November 1 for PS4 and PC. The game will release as a digital-only title.