Supermassive Games has been hard at work on their next horror since they debuted their ambitions to the public back in August. The beginning of their creative vision is closer than ever to becoming a reality, as the developer and Bandai Namco Entertainment have announced a Man of Medan release date for later this summer.
If you haven’t previously heard of Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco’s partnership, they say “The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of stand-alone, cinematic horror games, designed to present a new, terrifying experience on a regular basis. Each game features a brand-new story, setting, and new cast of characters.” The duo’s The Dark Pictures Anthology kicks off with the first in the series, Man of Medan, in August.
Bandai Namco and Supermassive Games also confirmed that the horror title will also feature the Curator’s Cut. In a free update the same day as the Man of Medan release date, those that have beaten the game will gain access to the Curator’s Cut.
The new content will include new scenes and secrets unavailable within the game’s original playthrough. You’ll also find the ability to choose new decisions and choices that will affect the story in a variety of ways. And you’ll be able to experience scenes from the view of alternative characters, offering new perspectives on how things play out.
Supermassive Games’ Executive Producer of The Dark Pictures Anthology, Peter Samuels, breaks down the DLC, saying “The Curator’s Cut is different to the traditional Director’s Cut as it gives the player new ways to directly influence the story and its outcomes. Players will see and change events and relationships from the perspective of characters that weren’t under control in their first playthrough. It adds a whole new layer to how the player understands and interacts with the story in a way that’s never been done before, and we’re excited for people to experience it.”
The Dark Pictures Anthology begins with the series’ Man of Medan release date on August 30th. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, hopefully marking the beginning of special new video game series.
You can find more of our coverage on Man of Medan, as well as other titles, in our 25 Best Upcoming Indie Games of 2019 right here.