The Dark Pictures Is a New Horror Anthology Series by Supermassive Games
Bandai Namco Entertainment announced a new anthology series of horror games made by Supermassive Games and titled ‘The Dark Pictures’. Each game in this series will be standalone, featuring a brand new story, setting and cast of characters.
Pete Samuels, CEO Supermassive Games and Executive Producer of The Dark Pictures, said:
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 standalone 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. 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.
Hervé Hoerdt, VP Digital and Marketing BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, added:
We’ve been working with the amazing team at Supermassive Games to bring this vision together and we hope that fans are as excited to see the game for the first time at Gamescom – as we’ve been creating it. As well as creating an entertaining experience, we want to be innovative as a company. The Dark Pictures, is the first example of a horror anthology series within the video game world, which positions gaming to a style closer to their favourite TV shows with new, standalone experiences brought to fans on a regular basis. It’s a bold new model, but one we believe fans of both gaming and horror will love.
The first game will be titled Man of Medan. Due next year for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it features four young Americans who go on a diving trip to find a World War II wreckage.
As with Until Dawn, there will be branching storylines, paths and thus multiple endings based on the player’s choices. Players will also be able to play as each one of the five protagonists (the Americans and the boat’s captain), and each character will provide a different perspective. Check out the announcement trailer below.