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The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is the Next Installment of Supermassive Games' Anthology

The end of The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan featured a brief teaser for Little Hope, the next game in the anthology horror series.

August 29, 2019

If playing through The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan after its release tomorrow won’t scratch that horror itch, perhaps the next game in the series will do it. The end of that game, which comes from Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games, contained a teaser for The Dark Pictures: Little Hope, which will arrive sometime in 2020. Prepare yourself for some small-town horror.

There aren’t too many plot details in the less-than-a-minute long trailer, but there is some compelling imagery. I sense some cultish aspects, with a creepy shot of a girl dancing around a fire and holding a creepy doll, as a creepy cover of “Scarborough Fair” plays in the background. To summarize, it’s creepy.

This is then followed with a mostly-obscured monster attacking a woman named Angela stuck in a pit; she calls out for Andrew, who appears to be played by English actor Will Poulter. Moviegoers will recognize him from Ari Aster’s daytime horror flick Midsommar, or as fictional game developer Colin Ritman in the Black Mirror interactive film Bandersnatch. Personally, his terrifying role as a racist cop in Detroit stuck out to me the most, but surely everyone knows him as the angry eyebrows dude.

Little Hope looks like it will recall more familiar horror genres and tropes than Man of Medan, which inhabited the less common “ghost ship” subgenre of horror. My own review for Man of Medan came out just yesterday—while it had compelling co-operative modes, the technical issues and the subpar writing made me question the overall sustainability of The Dark Pictures project, with a planned eight-game anthology and one game release roughly every six months.

The teaser for Little Hope (embedded below, courtesy of SlasherThrasher on Twitter) certainly looks promising for fans of traditional horror, and hopefully more up to speed with the popular Until Dawn. We’ll know for sure sometime in 2020 when The Dark Pictures: Little Hope releases on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Chris Compendio

Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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