Bandai Namco has announced that the first part of The Dark Pictures, the next game from the team behind Until Dawn, will release on August 30th. The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of stand-alone, cinematic horror games, designed to present a new terrifying experience on a regular basis. Each game is unconnected and will feature a brand new story, setting and new cast of characters.
The first game in the anthology will be called The Dark Pictures – Man of Medan. In Man of Medan, four young Americans set sail on a diving trip, to find the rumoured location of a WWII wreckage. As the day unfolds, and a storm rolls in, their trip soon becomes something much more sinister.
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Players can take the role of each of the five protagonists, the four Americans and the captain of the boat, each with a different perspective. Players will explore and discover the mysteries of their terrifying situation, and be forced to make decisions that will change their lives forever.
As the publisher has noted, each game is designed to be replayable, with branching storylines, paths, and numerous endings designed to keep players coming back for more. Players decisions are vital for survival of all the characters. With any combination of choices made can result in any of them surviving, dying or worse.