Supermassive Games, The people behind runaway horror hit Until Dawn announced their follow-up game at this years Gamescom, The Dark Pictures Anthology. As reported by IGN, The Dark Pictures Anthology will be a series of “intense standalone horror games”. Gameplay is much in the same spirit as Until Dawn. Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels shared that “your decisions, your reactions to horror thrown at you, will determine who will and who won’t survive”.
Each game in the series will feature new stories and a whole cast of characters. The series kicks off with Man of Medan, following a group of divers who discover horrors buried in a plane wreck at the bottom of the ocean. Very little information other than a rather effectively tantalizing trailer was revealed.
Supermassive’s previous success story, Until Dawn was released in 2014 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. It delivered a tense, memorable and massively enjoyable horror experience akin to starring in ones own slasher movie. Every decision the player made altered the story. This cultivated a unique gaming experience with respect to who survives the night’s horrors. The game utilized some recognizable faces in its cast such as Hayden Panettiere (Heroes), Brett Dalton (Agents of Shield), Jordan Fisher (Hamilton) and Rami Malek (Mr Robot).
Some utterly fantastic news for any gaming horror fans out there. Until Dawn had a huge impact on me personally and I must have replayed it half a dozen times with different outcomes every time. To know that there is a series on games in this vein heading our way is incredibly exciting news. Unlike Until Dawn though, The Dark Pictures Anthology will not be a PS4 exclusive. While no solid release date is currently scheduled, Man Of Medan is expected on PS4 & Xbox One sometime in 2019.