Supermassive Games (The devs behind Until Dawn) has announced The Dark Pictures Anthology, a series of a stand-alone cinematic branching horror games that will release starting next year.
The first episode is called ‘Man of Medan’ and will launch in 2019. Apparently, there’s 39 horror sub-genres that the team wants to tell in The Dark Pictures Anthology, so it’ll be interesting to see what else they can come up with.
The games will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC and are being published by Bandai Namco.
Here’s what they had to say about the story of Man of Medan:
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.
Man of Medan, like all the games in the Dark Pictures Anthology, is hugely replayable. In fact there is more branching in Man of Medan than any of our previous games. There are multiple endings and multiple scenarios based on the decisions you make in the game. Be careful though as all the playable characters can live, and any and all of them can die, depending on the choices you make.