We can finally see what this E3-announced game is about…
The Quiet Man is going to be an action game whose story will happen during a single night. Its protagonist is called Dane, who’d like to save the damsel in distress called Lala. The twist here is that Dane is deaf, and thus, there will be (almost) no sound effects and words in the game. We’ll only be able to understand the story if we SEE the happenings or find the clues cluttered throughout The Quiet Man (which title is now explained by Dane’s deafness). The game’s producer, Kensei Fujinaga, says that the game will provide a challenge.
There will be some sounds, though: if we hit someone or if we get hit, we will hear something. There will be no user interface or HP bar – instead, the colour of the screen will describe our health status. We can pull off some special moves with the Focus Mode – we can activate it if the lens flare on the right side of the screen turns blue.
Fujinaga said on Twitter that The Quiet Man is not an AAA game, but due to Square Enix‘ involvement, it’s also not an indie title. Therefore, the adventure, which will take roughly three hours will cost fifteen dollars. The Quiet Man is going to be a digital-only release on PlayStation 4 and PC, and Fujinaga says the high visual quality and compact gameplay will make the title worthwhile to purchase.
Unfortunately, there’s no gameplay yet for this unusual project. The gameplay is between 39:31 and 1:22:42 in the stream below.