Supermassive Games has been quietly working on their newest horror title, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan. And now, we’ve got some interesting news about the gameplay side of things.
The interesting twist with this horror title is that you can now play co-op. Multiplayer horror games are an interesting sub-genre, and in a story driven game like this, it’s pretty bold to try something like that. But if anyone can pull it off, it’s these fine folks. Supermassive Games is even including two different modes for players to fool around with.
“We’re delighted to reveal two very different multiplayer modes ahead of the launch of the first title in The Dark Pictures Anthology,” said Pete Samuels of Supermassive Games in a press release. “We know from fan reactions to Until Dawn, that multiplayer was a massively desired feature for Man of Medan, so we’re sure players will love tackling the horrors of the world from new perspectives.”
The default multiplayer is of course the aforementioned co-op mode. And it’s basically just what you expect, both players to explore a spooky ghost ship separately, making their own choices. And you can bet that this game will be just like Until Dawn, so you better make the right choices.
The other option is called Night Mode. In this game mode up to five players pick a character and control them troughout the story in a hotseat control style. You still must explore and make decisions, but now there’s a new angle of self-preservation. Players can choose to screw over other players in an attempt to save themselves. But given the penchant Supermassive has for unexpected twists, there’s some potential for those doublecross moments to turn against the player. This game mode might not ruin a friendship, but it certainly will prompt a few shouting matches.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan will release for PC on August 30th. Check out the latest trailer for the horror game down below.