The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me has a release window. The fourth installment in the Dark Pictures Anthology series, and the concluding chapter of what the devs are calling "Season One", launches for PC and consoles this November.
What do we know about The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me?
The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me will be the fourth game in the Dark Pictures Anthology franchise, following on from last year's House of Ashes. The games are connected by theme and atmosphere, but not directly by narrative; it's an "anthology" in the truest sense of the word, so just like the other three, The Devil in Me will tell a new, unconnected story. This one will focus on a group of filmmakers who travel to a replica of a serial killer's lair, only to discover that there's much more going on than they initially thought. Bandai Namco also released a new trailer for the game to coincide with its release window announcement, and you can check that trailer out here.
What will The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me gameplay look like?
Gameplay-wise, since this is the studio behind Until Dawn and the recent The Quarry, you pretty much know what to expect. It'll be an atmosphere and narrative-heavy adventure game in which you'll have to make choices that determine the fate of the main characters. This time around, however, Supermassive is promising "tool-based puzzles", as well as character inventories and more traversal mechanics. It sounds like The Devil in Me will bring a significantly expanded version of the Dark Pictures Anthology's signature gameplay, but naturally, we'll have to wait and see what the devs have planned for it before we can confirm either way.
Rather uniquely for a Supermassive title, there don't seem to be any supernatural elements at play in The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me. You'll be taking on a sadistic serial killer and trying to escape from his "killing rooms", which sound like elaborate Saw-style traps, but there's nary a Wendigo, ghost, or werewolf in sight. Of course, it's entirely possible those elements will come into play later on in the story, but it looks like Supermassive will conclude its first Dark Pictures season in a more grounded fashion.
You'll be able to pick up The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me when it launches for PC and consoles this November. Be sure to check out the official website to learn more about the game. In the meantime, if you're struggling with some of the more oblique narrative elements in Supermassive's most recent title The Quarry, be sure to check out our examination of The Hag of Hackett's Quarry and the meanings and visions behind all of the game's tarot cards.