Supermassive Games have announced their next project, a series of stand-alone horror games titled The Dark Pictures. The first entry in the horror anthology will be Man of Medan, which will be released in 2019.
The first entry, Man of Medan, will centre around four young Americans who are sailing through the South Pacific, looking for a rumoured WWII wreck. What started off as a fun adventure, full of exploration and large amounts of alcohol, quickly turns sour when a massive storm rolls through. Seeking shelter, they find themselves trapped on a gigantic ghost ship. Though, they are not safe and must try to escape the horrors they have stumbled upon.
Each entry in the series will feature a large amount of replayability. Similar to Supermassive Game’s previous title, Until Dawn, players will experience a story with many branching paths, multiple endings, multiple scenarios based on their decisions, and plenty of ways for the teenagers to die.
In a post on the official PlayStation blog, Supermassive Games CEO and Executive Producer, Pete Samuels, detailed what players can expect from The Dark Pictures. “Each game in the series will feature a brand new story, setting, and characters. The Anthology format gives us the opportunity to tap into a variety of sub-genres,” he said.
“Creating this project has been massively exciting for us and we can’t wait for people to start playing Man of Medan and the subsequent games in the The Dark Pictures Anthology.”
Until Dawn was a massive success for Supermassive Games. The plot felt like an 80’s horror movie, full of stupid teenagers whose sole purpose was to make love, smoke weed, and be brutally murdered. It captured the essence of the genre, played to its strengths, and seamlessly transitioned it into an interactive experience. Judging by the success of that title, The Dark Pictures Anthology may be the next highly anticipated title for horror fans of all mediums.