The latest in a series of developer diaries for SuperMassive‘s new horror anthology, The Dark Pictures Anthology, has been dropped into our laps. Bandai Namco and Supermassive Games are really keen on letting you know this festival of spooks is creeping closer to release, so why not pay attention.
As is the case with Supermassive’s other breakout hit, Until Dawn, this game places a heavy amount of importance on both player choices and narrative tension. The decisions a players makes can and will result in dire and often deadly circumstances for the characters within the story. Gamers are well familiar with the song-and-dance of having to replay games in order to experience new plot threads, especially in narrative titles like The Dark Pictures Anthology, but Supermassive wants us dancing to a different tune it seems.
This little twist will take the form of an addon mode called The Curator’s Cut. This alternate retelling of the base game will have roughly the same story, but with various elements and shifted and changed. A playthrough in this mode is encouraged after finishing the game, as it gives you more insight into alternate perspectives within the game itself. The story could be radically different, character motivations could be much clearer, and the developer will definitely play with your expectations. And of course, there will be plenty of replayability as gamers can experiment with choices and challenges within this second mode as well.
The Curator’s Cut will be available from launch for those who pre-ordered the game, although anyone who buys it on launch will have to wait a couple of months for the alternate mode to drop as DLC. The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan will launch on August 30 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
If you can’t wait until then, why not take a dive into some of the other coverage for the horror title. Have a look at the grim and waterlogged setting of this outing into nightmare. There’s even going to be some multiplayer features to mess around with. And if you’re planning on grabbing it on PC, go take a gander at the PC requirements.
Check out the fourth developer diary for the horror game down below.