Gamescom 2018: Until Dawn Dev Reveals Horror Anthology Game Series

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During Gamescom 2018, Bandai Namco announced a new horror anthology series from Supermassive Games, the developer of choose-your-own horror story Until Dawn. Called The Dark Pictures Anthology, the series will consist of standalone, "branching cinematic horror" games. The first game, Man of Medan, was shown off with a trailer and featured during Microsoft's Inside Xbox presentation. You can watch it above.

Man of Medan is a supernatural horror story set in the South Pacific. Like many horror stories, it starts with friends going on vacation--in this case, they're going diving. As shown in the trailer, some of the friends mess with things they shouldn't, unearthing a curse of some sort that takes over their ship. The trailer ends with a ghostly 1940s-ish woman who's up to no good.

Like in Until Dawn, you'll be able to make decisions that shape the story in Man of Medan. This includes who lives and who dies, which is likely to create some difficult choices. Man of Medan is set to launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2019.

In other Gamescom news, The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red released new screenshots from its highly anticipated RPG Cyberpunk 2077. We also got new images from the Resident Evil 2 remake. For all the news out of Gamescom 2018, be sure to check out our hub.

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i heard the story is about a ghost ship from Indonesia, a ship called SS Ourang Medan which translated literally as "Man from Medan", that got an incident about 70 years ago and caused the whole crew dead and became a ghost ship.

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Wow, color me intrigued!! I just hope that more elements of gameplay will be a factor than in Until Dawn. Like more ways of solving the mystery, finding evidence etc. I can't put it into words, but Until Dawn was just missing some ingredients.

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Make 2nd until down .

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Dead nurses just be like that, sometimes.

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I love Until Dawn. The Inpatient was cool, too. Can’t wait for this.

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Absolutely loved my time with Until Dawn so I'm all down for another trip down cinematic horror lane.

With that said I am a little worried about something. Are these games a kind of "episodic format" or are they all full game releases (not half games either.)?

If they all had the same level of care and detail as Until Dawn then I think it would be a no brainer for fans of these kinds of games. I'm not holding my breath that that is how things will play out but a ninja can dream, right?

-DREAM ON/AEROSMITH NINJA APPROVED-

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@videogameninja: Though I do like cinematic games until dawn was kind of disappointing to me. As for the question they could but it wouldn't be as effective if they are not connected as that is usually how you keep the person invested, in the need to know what happens next. Plus it wouldn't be the best idea to do so if they are going to drop the trope horror story again.

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"Sup man, Conrad"

Me: No you're Jack Joyce :P

In all seriousness though that kind of kills this for me though. I'm just too used to him playing Jack in Quantum Break that it will throw me off all through this. I kind of wish more devs would at least make the characters look unique rather than basing entirely off the actor. Hope it does well for them either way but it's going to be a pass for me.

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@phoenix1289: You do realize that this is the same deal with actors/hosts/journalists/etc.? Have you ever seen movies and television? It's the exact same thing. Not every movie/show also needs to CGI a person's face unnecessarily for the sake of creating a "unique character", especially if the story written demands...normal people.

What you're saying is that you literally cannot watch any movies/shows anymore because sometimes the same actors shows up in multiple different movies/shows. What kind of thinking is that?

I know type-casting is a thing, but it shouldn't be a deciding factor in successful media. If it affects you that much you're going to end up missing out on a lot of things just because you for some reason can't understand why an actor shows up in multiple different roles.

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@Yurdle: It isn't the exact same thing in movies and television (at least not all the time). There's these miraculous concepts called make up and costume design. Which are capable of drastically changing an actors appearance.

Game designers can do similar. Different hair styles, change up some facial details, tweak various aspects of the appearance, and voila the character doesn't look identical to another role the actor already did. Or alternatively just create the characters appearance and then fit the actors mo cap to it as many games have already done.

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@phoenix1289: Dude they made every part of their bodies different except their face. Their asses look the same as each other! Weired!!!

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@phoenix1289: Give the guy a break clearly he must of enjoyed his experience with Quantum Break and wanted to do more voice acting work/mo cap for video games.

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@gamingdevil800: I don't have an issue with the actor, I just wish the devs had put some effort into making the character not look exactly the same. Different hair style, tweak the in game appearance a little. Something to make the character not look like the exact same guy.

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