Those who tuned into the Xbox Games Showcase on July 23 saw a brand-new trailer for Tell Me Why, the latest narrative adventure from Dontnod Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios. Even more exciting, the trailer shares a release date for Tell Me Why’s first chapter – August 27 – and announces the availability of pre-orders and pre-installs. The second chapter will launch September 3, and the final chapter will be available September 10.
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.
Tell Me Why is a true-to-life experience with strong characters and gripping themes. Dontnod Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios conducted on-the-ground research and partnered closely with cultural, mental health and transgender 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.
Don’t forget to pre-order while you’re waiting for Chapter 1! You can also visit our website at tellmewhygame.com and follow us on social media for even more info about the Ronan twins.
Tell Me Why will be available on Xbox One, and on PC for Windows 10 and Steam. Tell Me Why will also be available day one on Xbox Game Pass for console and PC.