Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games has revealed that Man of Medan, the primary instalment in its Dark PicturesAnthology horror sequence, will likely be scaring up a storm on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 30th August.
Based on all the things we have seen to this point, the Dark Pictures Anthology seems to construct on the popcorn-munching cinematic thrills of Supermassive’s enormously satisfying interactive slasher horror Until Dawn – significantly in regard to its choice-driven branching narrative – with every new entry set to dabble in a special sub-genre of horror.
For the Man of Medan particularly, although, Supermassive is swapping creaking cabins in countless moonlit forests for an important large boat and a complete lot of water. As beforehand revealed, it follows a bunch of divers as they set out seeking rumoured WW2 shipwreck whereas on vacation. As a storm rolls in, nevertheless, the crew finds itself trapped aboard a seemingly deserted ship, and compelled to confront the secrets and techniques it has been harbouring all these years.
Supermassive supplied a extra illuminating tease of the horrors awaiting the Man of Medan’s unlucky solid in a trailer final October, which additionally launched the Curator – an omniscient Rod-Serling-meets-The-Crypt-Keeper determine who will function narrator throughout the complete anthology.
Those that pre-order Man of Medan previous to its Xbox One, PS4, and PC launch on 30th August, will likely be granted entry to the “Curator’s Cut”. This expanded narrative turns into accessible after finishing the sport as soon as, and affords a brand new perspective on occasions, including various characters to beforehand performed scenes, new choices and selections in every scene that can change the story, plus new scenes and secrets and techniques not featured within the unique play-through.
Supermassive says that it “provides a complete new layer to how the participant understands and interacts with the story”, which sounds prefer it could possibly be a genuinely significant addition to the sport. It’s a disgrace, then, that gamers will likely be compelled right into a pre-order in the event that they need to get probably the most out of the story at launch – however the developer does at the least say the Curator’s Cut will likely be made accessible to all gamers at a later, though at present unspecified, date.