Tell Me Why Announced

Microsoft announces Tell Me Why, a new narrative adventure in the works at Life is Strange developer DONTNOD Entertainment. This features a pair of identical twins involved in a mystery in small-town Alaska. Central to the experience is that one of them is "the first playable videogame hero from a major studio and publisher who is also transgender." They say they are working closely with GLAAD to ensure this is a an authentic representation of the trans experience. Here's word:
Set in small-town Alaska, Tell Me Why places you at the heart of a mystery in an intimate, true-to-life story where twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their extraordinary bond to unravel memories of a loving but troubled childhood.

“The core mechanic of the game is the special bond Tyler and Alyson share and is also a theme strongly anchored into the DONTNOD storytelling approach,” explained Florent Guillaume, Tell Me Why‘s Game Director. “Over the course of the story, players will explore the identical twins’ different memories of key events and choose which memory to believe. Ultimately, the choices players make determine the strength of the twins’ bond—and the future course of their lives.”

Tyler and Alyson are both playable characters and equal heroes in the story. “We love them both,” continued Guillaume, “And we are especially grateful to Microsoft for its full support, openness and help regarding Tyler’s identity and character, as a transgender man.”