If you’re a fan of horror, you’ll be excited to hear of the new horror anthology of games titled The Dark Pictures that will be brought to you by Bandai Namco and Supermassive Games. They have announced the first game of the anthology, titled Man of Medan, and also released a new trailer for it.
The story in Man of Medan follows four young Americans and the captain of a boat who go out at sea to try and find some sunken treasure. It looks like things soon turn bad when they get aboard a ghost ship and are faced with some unimaginable horrors. Players will be able to choose to play any one of the five protagonists and will be able to experience the story from their unique perspective. Each game the anthology will be similarly replayable with branching paths and multiple endings for players to discover.
Each game in the series is going to be a standalone experience- that’s what anthology means, after all. “We are incredibly excited to announce The Dark Pictures Anthology and the first game in the series, Man of Medan,” said Pete Samuels, executive producer of Man of Medan and CEO of Supermassive Games, in a press statement.
“With each title being a standalone game, we have the opportunity to create a unique horror experience every time, with new stories, settings, characters and cast,” he continued. “As a studio we have a passion to deliver powerful cinematic horror, and we can’t wait for players to experience these new games across PS4, Xbox, and PC. We have a great partner in Bandai Namco Entertainment and we look forward to working with them to help bring these terrifying tales to gamers everywhere.”
Rumours of a new multiplatform title by Until Dawn developers Supermassive had been circulating for some time, while Bandai Namco had also been teasing something similar over the last few weeks. Many, ourselves included, have been putting two and two together, and now that it’s been actually confirmed, we’re pretty excited about it. Man of Medan, the first game in The Dark Pictures, is set to release for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2019. You can check out the trailer for the game along with some screenshots and artwork below.