What's better than a new horror game from Supermassive Games? How about an anthology of new games collectively called The Dark Pictures, which has just been announced by the creator of Until Dawn.
The Dark Pictures will consist of a number of completely standalone, urelated games, each promising a "unique horror experience every time, with new stories, settings, characters and cast." The first installment will be Man of Medan, in which a group of "four young Americans set sail on a diving trip, to find the rumoured location of a WWII wreckage." But when a storm envelops them, "their trip soon becomes something much more sinister. Who will live? Who will die?" Players can take control all four passengers as well as the ship's captain, and along the way will be "forced to make decisions that will change their lives forever."
The first trailer shows off the crisp and creepy 3D graphics we've come to expect from Supermassive, and as before, each game in the anthology is intended to "be replayable, with branching storylines, paths, and numerous endings designed to keep players coming back for more." While actual adventure-style gameplay looks to be light once again, player choice will be crucial in determing the outcome for everyone involved, as "any combination of choices made can result in any of them surviving, dying or worse..."
Published by Bandai Namco, Man of Medan is scheduled to kick off The Dark Pictures sometime in 2019, and this time PC and Xbox One gamers aren't left out in the cold, as the games will release on those platforms as well as the PlayStation 4.