First transgender videogame hero to debut next year

Tell Me Why is Dontnod's next project, a game about identical twins and transgender identity

'Tell Me Why' makes history with the first playable transgender protagonist from a major game studio

If all we're going off is the heavy realism of Life Is Strange, and the snippets of repressive family conversation and loaded guns from the trailer, we're expecting things to get pretty dark for Tyler and Alyson.

While the game will be episodic in format, Dontnod said it listened to community feedback and revealed that "the entire Tell Me Why story will release in Summer 2020". No waiting for the next episode to appear, then, a la Life is unusual.

In spite of the fact that Dontnod has recently discharged Life is unusual and Life is odd 2 in scenes scattered more than a while, each of the three scenes of Tell Me Why will be accessible on the double.

Life is unusual studio Dontnod Entertainment revealed a new narrative adventure game, Tell Me Why, for Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, Windows 10 PC, and Steam at Thursday's X019 event. Dontnod is committed to getting all three of the game's episodes out in a timely manner.

Tell Me Why will feature the story of a pair of identical twins, Tyler and Alyson Ronan, as they explore their memories together.

"We love them both", game director Florent Guillaume said in a press release, "And we are especially grateful to Microsoft for its full support, openness and help regarding Tyler's identity and character, as a transgender man".

To ensure the Life is unusual developer did the character justice, they worked with both Microsoft and LGBTQ advocacy organisation Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). "It's up to the player to choose which version of the twins' memories to believe - and those choices will determine the future course of the twins' lives", the game's introduction read. We can also expect the game to continue discussions regarding mental health, relationships, and rough upbringings as their previous games have.

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Mr Guillaume added: 'Tyler and Alyson are both playable characters and equal heroes in the story.

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