Supermassive Games made a name for itself with 2015's Until Dawn, a critically-acclaimed horror game that earned a great deal of praise for how its choices genuinely impacted the narrative. Supermassive's next game will feature the same style of gameplay as Until Dawn, and it finally has a release date. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan will launch for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 30, 2019.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan release date was announced with a new trailer for the game. The trailer highlights that choices will once again play a major role in the gameplay, with players taking control of various characters on a ghost ship this time around. Just like Until Dawn, every character in The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan has the potential to live or die by the time the game comes to an end.
From what we've seen of the game so far, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan seems like it will greatly appeal to fans of Until Dawn. Not only does the game seem to have similar gameplay, but it also uses a similar tone and art style. It's not Until Dawn 2, but it should still scratch that itch.
There have been rumors of Until Dawn 2, so fans of that game in particular shouldn't have to worry about The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan keeping it from coming to fruition. Of course, it's possible that the Until Dawn 2 rumors are fake, but fans will just have to stay tuned to find out more on that front.
Meanwhile, we know that there will be more The Dark Pictures Anthology games from Supermassive in the future. As its title suggests, The Dark Pictures is an anthology horror series, with each game focusing on new characters and a different story. The games will be connected by a "dark pictures" mechanic where they can find photographs that hint at events that are to come in the future.
Supermassive won over many horror fans with Until Dawn, and so it's exciting to see if it can keep the momentum going with The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan launches on August 30, 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.