Although Microsoft bizarrely didn’t show the long awaited Kinect 2 murder mystery adventure game D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die at their E3 Conference and still haven’t released an E3 trailer for the game they did have a playable demo on the show floor and have finally released a very short direct feed montage from it, which you can watch above.
You can also watch a much longer video E3 demo recorded off-screen by FanBolt Gaming (although the person playing is a little slow at doing things, but it’s worth watch all the way through) and read more info about the game from Xbox Wire below:
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die E3 Demo Off-Screen
Please note that when it says “move your hand along the arrow” I don’t think it means that you literally have to move the cursor along the arrows, judging by previous articles you just have to perform natural motions in the directions of the arrows. For example when opening doors you grab then door then pull it open in the direction it opens which is indicated by an arrow.
More D4 Information
D4 Brings the Bizarre to Life, David Lynch-Style
“D4,” short for “Dark Dreams Don’t Die,” is an adventure game from Hidetaka Suehiro (aka SWERY), the director of “Deadly Premonition” among other titles. “D4” takes a different tack from some of SWERY’s earlier work, however, casting players in the role of Detective David Young, a former Boston PD sleuth turned private eye who is obsessed with getting to the bottom of his wife’s murder. The game world is a blending of reality, David’s fantasies, and his ability to travel back in time and experience things as they happened in the past. It’s all presented with a stylish, cel-shaded look with plenty of character and slick animation and lighting.
As a Kinect-driven game, motion controls are a major part of the “D4” experience, letting you reach out to examine objects or execute quick deflect gestures to ward off attackers. But unlike your fitness or dancing title, a game of “D4” can still be played while seated on the couch — even with a controller, should you prefer. But don’t expect indiscriminate flailing; exploring the world requires stamina points, and players will only have a limited number of these in a given area. Thus a puzzle element comes into play, requiring players to carefully choose what they do, and in what order they do it, based on the clues the game gives them.
Additionally, “D4” features plenty of murder-mystery story, revolving around a series of bizarre interactions with characters David encounters throughout the game. Some, like the enigmatic Amanda, a woman who “just started living at his house one day,” seem highly mysterious at first. Others will come to be understood by examining clues — the sole of a woman’s high-heeled shoe, for example, can trigger one of David’s time-traveling memories. David himself keeps a running internal monologue, film-noir style, to let you know what’s going on in his head. But the game is also filled with between-the-lines allusions and interconnected story elements that will only be revealed as players get further and further in.
“D4” is planned for a first season, with more seasons to come in the future. It is single-player only and will be available exclusively for the Xbox One this year.
Hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer for D4 and I’m really looking forward to it. Are you? Let us know in the comments below.