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Square Enix announces mysterious game called The Quiet Man

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The Quiet Man “can be completed in one sitting”

Square Enix has announced a game called The Quiet Man during its E3 2018 press conference that’s coming in August, although details about the game are light. The reveal actually began as a live-action trailer that then shifted into a short moment of in-engine combat. You can watch the reveal at the top of this post.

The game’s YouTube trailer description reads:

The Quiet Man delivers an immersive story driven cinematic action experience seamlessly blending high-production live action, realistic CG and pulse-pounding action gameplay. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled motion picture like experience which can be completed in one sitting.

The game hints that the lead character is deaf, and the game’s tagline is “silence rings loudest.” The game is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Steam, without any mention of the Xbox One. The exclusion of the Xbox One is something of a pattern for Square Enix; earlier in the presentation, Babylon’s Fall — the new title from PlatinumGames — was announced for PS4 and Steam.

There was, in fact, very little about the game that’s notable other than the odd focus on live-action visuals and the disability of the lead character. The Quiet Man has an intriguing concept, if you can call such a barebones teaser a concept, but at this point we don’t even know what kind of game it is outside of the fact that it includes combat and seems to be third-person based on what we’ve seen.

The developer behind The Quiet Man is the Wisconsin-based Human Head Studios, whose logo can be spotted at the bottom of the game’s website. Human Head has kept a low profile since the 2014 cancellation of Prey 2. We’ve reached out to the studio for comment.

We hope to have more details soon. The banner on the game’s Twitter page says “more to come in August 2018.”