Man of Medan Will Have Local and Online Co-op Multiplayer Modes

Nathan Birch
Man of Medan

Until now, Supermassive Games’ The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan has looked to be like a pretty-straightforward spiritual successor to their cult hit Until Dawn. That’s certainly what the game felt like when I went hands-on with it at E3 2019. More pretty graphics and pretty people, charmingly-cheesy slasher movie writing, and tough decisions. Well, it seems Supermassive also have something new up their sleeves – multiplayer. Shared Story mode will let two players team up online, and Movie Night mode which lets up to five people play locally. You can check out a Man of Medan multiplayer trailer, below.

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Here’s a deeper description of the new multiplayer modes:

  • Movie Night allows up to five people (you and up to four of your friends) can play couch co-op. Each player can enter their name and choose which character (or characters) to play, then simply pass the pad whenever that character is the focus of the game. You can explore, react, and make decisions to keep your character alive and stay in the game. When prompted, simply pass the controller onto the next player so that they can continue with their character. Periodically, the game will present a summary of how each player has played. We were so impressed by the innovative and collaborative ways people played Until Dawn together that we created this feature to help facilitate that way of playing.
  • Shared Story lets you play online with a friend, making choices that affect both of you. Each player will enjoy a great story when they each see different things and neither sees everything. We really hope you enjoy the intensity of experiencing the story with a friend, and that you are still friends after!

I was already impressed by Man of Medan (Wccftech crowned it our best adventure game of E3), but these multiplayer modes are what the game really needed to set it apart from Until Dawn. I’m even more excited to get my hands on the full game now.

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan creeps onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on August 30.

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