Man of Medan, Spiritual Successor to Until Dawn, Due Out This August

Man of Medan, Spiritual Successor to Until Dawn, Due Out This August

The first part of the Dark Pictures Anthology is coming soon.

Close out the summer with a frightening adventure into the South Pacific. Man of Medan, the first of Supermassive Games' standalone horror series called The Dark Pictures Anthology, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 30.

The makers of PS4 horror gem Until Dawn return to familiar ground with photorealistic faces and plenty of scares. Man of Medan looks to be similar to Until Dawn, where players control various members of a treasure-hunting group who stumble across something much more dangerous than expected in the deep blue. You can check out the announcement trailer below, complete with plenty of chilling imagery.

Choices will change how the story progresses, and presumably, who makes it out of the boat trip alive. Every character can feasibly live, or they could all perish, depending on how you react to the increasing terror around you. As long as there are still plenty of good twists and scares like Until Dawn had, you can sign me up. Pre-orders also get access to the Curator's Cut, an alternate version of the story unlocked after beating the game once.

In an interview on the PlayStation blog, executive producer Pete Samuels said the game will take Until Dawn's branching structure even further. He says there are 69 death scenes in Man of Medan, compared to Until Dawn's 38, and you'd have to play the game a minimum of nine times just to see all of them. "Man of Medan has the most branching and possible outcomes of any of our games to date," he told the PlayStation blog.

No word yet on how many entries will make up the anthology or where the series will go after the Man of Medan. If you're looking to get caught up before August and are worried about getting your motley crew of high-schoolers killed, you can read up on how to survive the night in our Until Dawn guide.

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