The third title in Supermassive Games' The Dark Pictures Anthology has a tentative release window and a new trailer. The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes will launch for PC, current-gen platforms, and next-gen consoles in 2021.
What can we expect from The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes?
Like the previous two games in the series - as well as Supermassive Games' unrelated title Until Dawn - House of Ashes will be a choice-based narrative horror adventure game. This one centers on Rachel King, a CIA field operative joining a military unit in a raid on a suspect chemical weapons lab. An ambush sends King and her unit into the ruins of a buried Sumerian temple, and, well, this is a Dark Pictures game, so things naturally don't end well. You can check out the trailer for The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes right here:
House of Ashes won't be narratively related to either of the previous two games; instead, it'll bring new characters, a new setting, and a new threat for you to face. Supermassive says you can expect "horrific discoveries and impossible decisions", which sounds in keeping with the Dark Pictures ethos. You'll be facing off against "a nest of ancient and unearthly creatures", and it doesn't sound like even the mightiest bug spray will be able to fend them off. Presumably, House of Ashes will feature the same gameplay trappings as the previous two games, including the 5-player pass-and-play "Movie Night" mode. We'll have to wait and see.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes will launch for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in 2021. Sadly, we don't yet have a concrete release date for the game. If you're hankering for some horror, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan and Little Hope are both currently available on PC and current-gen consoles (barring the Switch, unfortunately).
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