Until Dawn Developer Announces Horror Anthology, ‘The Dark Pictures’

Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games has plans for an anthology of horror games that they are calling The Dark Pictures. The games will be a series of “standalone games”, suggesting that the individual titles will not be directly related. Much like 2015’s PS4 exclusive Until Dawn, we can expect more cinematic, choice-based horror games with different characters, themes, and settings. The first game is called Man of Medan, and it releases in 2019. 

Watch the story trailer below:

Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels tells the Official PlayStation Blog

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.

It’s great to see that they’ll be returning to non-VR, and presumably non-multiplayer experiences (the tagline ‘Don’t Play Alone’ raises some doubts, however). The studio released the horror PSVR game The Inpatient and a PSVR shooter Bravo Team earlier this year. In 2017, they released the surprisingly compelling, multiplayer PlayLink game Hidden Agenda. Supermassive made a name for itself with the release of Until Dawn, and while it’s certainly admirable that they have tested the waters on other projects, it’s exciting to see their return to a genre they excelled at. 

The first game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan, releases in 2019 for PS4. 

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Texas born and raised and current university student. Veronica is a dedicated PlayStation convert and enthusiast. She’ll play (almost) anything, but is particularly fond of character-driven adventures with great narratives, atmospheric horror, or offbeat indie experiences. Bonus points for Vita releases.