The developer behind Until Dawn, Hidden Agenda, and The Inpatient, Supermassive Games, has announced a new project, The Dark Pictures Anthology.
The new game, like their recent releases, will be a cinematic experience. But this time it’s going to be a series of standalone stories instead of just one. It’s also been announced that the first episode of these new stories will be titled “Man of Medan,” and it will be released sometime in 2019.
You can read more on The Dark Pictures Anthology and watch an announcement trailer for the game below.
Supermassive Games executive producer Pete Samuels had this to say about the announcement on the PlayStation Blog:
Hi there, I’m Pete Samuels, CEO and Executive Producer at Supermassive Games. I am really excited to be talking to you today about The Dark Pictures Anthology – a series of stand-alone, cinematic branching horror games. The first in the series is called Man of Medan and is launching in 2019.
At Supermassive, we have a passion to deliver powerful cinematic stories and we’re following on from titles like Until Dawn and The Inpatient by telling new horror stories that we expect the fans will want to play. 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 horror sub-genres. We’ve identified 39 that we’d love to represent in the Anthology, but that would take some time!
The story of Man of Medan starts off on a dive boat in the South Pacific. With a rumoured WWII wreck to find, and plenty of on-deck partying to be had, our group of 4 young Americans and their skipper Fliss get ready for what should be the trip of a lifetime…but it doesn’t go quite to plan. As the day unfolds, and a storm rolls in, they find themselves trapped on board a ghost ship. Subjected to unimaginable stress and terror, they must try to find a way to escape the ship and its sinister history.
Man of Medan, like all the games in the Dark Pictures Anthology, is hugely replayable. In fact there is more branching in Man of Medan than any of our previous games. There are multiple endings and multiple scenarios based on the decisions you make in the game. Be careful though as all the playable characters can live, and any and all of them can die, depending on the choices you make.
Through the protagonists eyes you will uncover the secrets of the mystery surrounding the ill-fated boat. Figuring this out can save their lives – but whether or not they all escape is up to you.
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 Dark Pictures Anthology.
Enter the world of The Dark Pictures – A series of standalone cinematic horror games. Players will be challenged to explore and uncover each story with the knowledge that all their choices have consequences and all playable characters can live, any and all can die…
Man of Medan is the first game in The Dark Pictures anthology, bringing supernatural horror to the South Pacific. Five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip with a rumored WWII wreck to find. As the day unfolds and a storm rolls in, their trip soon changes into something much more sinister. Who will live? Who will die? It’s down to you. Can you save them all?