Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco’s The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan was supposed to arrive in early 2019, but the game ended up getting pushed back and its release is now set for August 30th, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The new release date was revealed through an in-engine fly-through trailer featuring a number of multiple choice scenarios that start relatively benign but then escalate as the trailer crescendos to a close. It also reveals that pre-ordering the game will grant you early access to a curator’s cut, which includes previously unavailable scenes and new sequences with different playable characters. You can check out the trailer below.
The trailer doesn’t give away any of the actual gameplay, but it does tease gamers with the kind of vibes from the 2002 flick, Ghost Ship.
The game’s theme is based around guiding a handful of young adults through an old World War II ghost ship that they find out in the middle of the sea while deep diving for some long lost treasure.
Much like the other games made by Supermassive, players will be in charge of guiding each of the characters through specific scenarios making decisions that will ultimately determine who lives and who dies.
I don’t know if it’s going to be as popular as their previous horror tale, Until Dawn, but they seem to have adopted a formula that has resonated with a group of gamers looking for what’s essentially interactive movies with multiple endings and outcomes.
As mentioned at the top of the article, you can look for Man of Medan to launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC starting August 30th, 2019 later this year. It seems like if they were going to delay the game, though, they would have at least pushed it back to October so it would release during Halloween, but what do I know?