If you are a fan of both horror films and video games, then you’ve probably already experienced the terrifyingly spectacular choose-your-own-adventure game Until Dawn. The same developing team, Supermassive Games, have announced their plans for an entire franchise of stand-alone cinematic horror games.
The first experience in The Dark Pictures Anthology is titled Man of Medan, and is set to release sometime in 2019.
According to Supermassive Games, “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.”
Supermassive Games CEO Pete Samuels stated, “We are incredibly excited to announce the Dark Pictures Anthology and the first game in the series – Man of Medan. With each title being a stand-alone game we have the opportunity to create a unique horror experience every time, with new stories, settings, characters and cast. 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.”
The amount of fine detail that the developers put into the Hollywood style storyline and characters as well as crafting the ominous setting and supernatural background are sure to immerse the player in a way that few video games are able to achieve.
Check out the first Dev Diary below, and see how the team accomplished the lighting and sound design for the unsettling ghost ship.
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