Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games is finally leaving the cozy confines of PlayStation, announcing a new series of adventure games in conjunction with Bandai Namco. The Dark Pictures is an anthology of cinematic horror games, each game featuring a new story with a new cast and a different setting.
The first of these games will be The Dark Pictures - Man of Medan, about four young Americans and their captain taking a diving trip to the rumoured location of a wrecked World War 2 ship. Before long a storm rolls in and they begin to discover something far more horrific is lurking in the ocean depths than a mere wreckage. Players step into the shoes of five protagonists, each of which can live or die depending on the player's decisions.
After a few ill-fated forays into PlayStation VR, The Dark Pictures sounds like Supermassive Games is back on firmer ground. It sounds as if this horror anthology is going to build on the template laid down by Until Dawn, each game featuring branching storylines and multiple endings, designed to be replayed to uncover the full narrative.
“We are incredibly excited to announce the Dark Pictures Anthology and the first game in the series – Man of Medan,” said Pete Samuels, CEO Supermassive Games.
“With each title being a standalone game, we have the opportunity to create a unique horror experience every time, with new stories, settings, characters and cast. As a studio we have a passion to deliver powerful cinematic horror, and we can’t wait for players to experience these new games across PS4, XBOX and PC. We have a great partner in Bandai Namco Entertainment and we look forward to working with them to help bring these terrifying tales to gamers everywhere.”
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2019.