Supermassive Games, developers of the hit PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn, announced a new anthology series called The Dark Pictures. Each game in the series will be stand-alone where each game has a different set of characters and a new setting. The first game announced is Man of Medan.
The developer released a trailer for the announcement that showcases the story and setting. Set on a ghost-ship, Man of Medan takes players on a dive into the South Pacific Ocean. Four Americans set sail to find a WWII wreck deep under water. Tense moments under water, in cramped corridors, and ghostly beings highlight the horror. The game is designed to have branching storylines and numerous endings. Similarly to Until Dawn, players will work to keep all the characters alive.
After working with Sony for the majority of their releases, The Dark Pictures Anthology is being published by Bandai Namco. The series will also go multiplatform.
“We are incredibly excited to announce The Dark Pictures Anthology and the first game in the series – Man of Medan,” Pete Samuels, CEO at Supermassive Games and Executive Producer on The Dark Pictures said in a statement. “With each title being a stand-alone 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.”
Details about the other games in The Dark Pictures Anthology are scarce for the time being. Neither Supermassive or Bandai Namco have commented about how many games are going to be in the series, or how often the games will be released.Man of Medan is set to launch sometime in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on the title, and the Dark Pictures Anthology, stay tuned to Mammoth Gamers.