Supermassive Games has announced The Dark Pictures Anthology, an episodic compilation of spine chillers, skin tinglers, and (presumably) Emily killers, starting with Man of Medan in 2019.
In this one, a gang of American college kids decides to take a boat into the South Pacific to drink too much cheap booze and dive for loot on a sunken WWII wreck – a plot that, much like Until Dawn, is an obvious setup for catastrophe to everybody else. And it’s not the only thing that’s the same.
“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,” executive producer Pete Samuels explains on the PlayStation Blog.
“Through the protagonists eyes you will uncover the secrets of the mystery surrounding the ill-fated boat. Figuring this out can save their lives – but whether or not they all escape is up to you.”
And if it’s up to me, they won’t (spoilers).
According to the press stuff, each episode will be an “unconnected” experience, featuring an entirely new narrative and cast, and new episodes will be available on a “regular basis” on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.