The Dark Pictures – Man of Medan

Game Info

Publisher
Bandai Namco
Release Date
September 19, 2019
Multiplayer modes
Local, Online
Monetization
One Time Purchase

The first title in the new The Dark Pictures series, Man of Medan kicks off Supermassive's new horror anthology series to be published by Bandai Namco. Each game in the series will feature its own protagonist(s), with 5 of them taking the role in Man of Medan.

According to Wikipedia:

"The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is an interactive drama survival horror video game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is the first of eight planned installments in The Dark Pictures Anthology series, and was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 30 August 2019.

Premise


The main plot of Man of Medan is presented as an unfinished story in the possession of the omnipresent Curator (Pip Torrens), who requests the player's assistance in completing it. Decisions made by the player alter the outcome of the story and the fates of its characters.

The Curator's story centers on five individuals partaking in an underwater diving expedition to find a submerged WWII plane wreck in the South Pacific Ocean: brothers Alex (Kareem Alleyne) and Brad Smith (Chris Sandiford), Alex's girlfriend Julia (Arielle Palik), Julia's brother Conrad (Shawn Ashmore), and Félicité "Fliss" DuBois (Ayisha Issa), the captain of the group's dive boat. The expedition quickly turns dangerous, however, when the five are taken hostage by pirates Olson (Kwasi Songui), Junior (Chimwemwe Miller), and Danny (Russell Yuen). Against their will, the group is brought to a large ghost ship – the fabled Indonesian Ourang Medan – where their worst nightmares become reality. With their safety threatened, their sanity tested, and their survival at stake, the five must make swift life-or-death choices that could either lead them to freedom or cause them to suffer fatal consequences."

Developer Quote
Developed by Supermassive Games, the critically-acclaimed studio behind the cult-classic thriller Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures is a series of standalone cinematic horror games linked by one common element: that every playable character can live and every playable character can die throughout the story, yielding numerous possible endings and near-limitless replayability. The series, which is the first in Supermassive’s horror catalog to be released on Xbox One and PC, challenges players to face their fears and uncover the secrets of The Dark Pictures universe, where every choice has potentially irreversible consequences.

The Dark Pictures - Man of Medan chronicles the adventures of a group of friends in search of a mysterious World War II shipwreck, whose holiday diving trip turns sinister as a storm slowly envelops them. With survival their only concern, the player must take control of the five protagonists and traverse the terrors of the sea, both to uncover its mysteries and to live to tell their tale.