Supermassive games have announced they are working on a new interactive horror anthology series entitled “The Dark Pictures”.
Supermassive Games, the creators behind the popular Until Dawn game, have announced that they are working on a similar set of standalone games. This new set will be a horror anthology series named “The Dark Pictures”, starting with “Man of Medan”: A horror game in which four teenagers go on a boating trip to find an old WWII period ship at the bottom of the sea. Chaos, of course, ensues. The game will entail a similar goal of Until Dawn: Keep all characters alive until the end of the game, through the use of choice-and-consequence gameplay, that can lead to irreversible character deaths.
Hugely excited to announce @TheDarkPictures Anthology – a series of intense, standalone cinematic horror games. The first game – #ManofMedan coming to PS4, Xbox and PC in 2019. pic.twitter.com/vpUqpk3oPC
— Supermassive Games (@SuperMGames) August 21, 2018
Supermassive have been a bit on the down-low recently. Their last game was Hidden Agenda- a game where you had to hunt down a murderer known as the “trapper”. The twist- It was multiplayer, and players would fight for control of the story’s direction, with each players having different objectives within the story in a competitive mode. Or, you could all work together normally in story mode. It did however, rely on PlayStation’s mobile based play-link system, and received mixed reviews.
Supermassive is also well known for it’s Until Dawn games. Until Dawn was a thrilling horror-slasher game that entailed players keeping eight teenagers alive, as they were hunted by something, in a secluded snow lodge. It was subject to positive reception (79 on metacritic), and fans instantly latched on to it. It’s spin offs: Rush Of Blood and The Inpatient, haven’t been as popular. Rush of Blood, an on-rails gallery shooter, still got a mostly positive reception (72 on metacritic). However The Inpatient, a PSVR game, was slightly more mixed (59 on metacritic).
It will be interesting to see what happens with this new series of theirs. The Dark Pictures: Man Of Medan is due for release in 2019.
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Image Source: The Dark Pictures: Man Of Medan’s Trailer