Originally teased after the credits of Little Hope, Supermassive Games has officially announced the next game in their Dark Pictures Anthology series, House of Ashes. Set in the Iraq war in 2003, players fight for survival against ancient horrors that lurk deep underground.
Supermassive Games’ CEO, Pete Samuels, says that “House of Ashes will bring a brand-new story and cast of characters to players, with its own unique twists and turns, and a new threat for the characters to face.” The team looks forward to sharing more details in the future. If you missed it the first time, watch the announcement trailer for the game below!
Iraq, 2003. As the conflict draws to a close, CIA field operative Rachel King joins an elite military unit on a raid of a suspected underground chemical weapons facility in the shadow of the Zagros Mountains. Arriving at the designated coordinates, the unit is ambushed by a local enemy patrol led by Sergeant Salim Othman. During the battle, an earthquake opens sinkholes in the ground, pitching both sides into the ruins of a buried Sumerian temple. In the darkness beneath the Arabian Desert, something evil is awakened. Savage and unstoppable, a nest of ancient and unearthly creatures has a new prey to hunt.
I’m curious about this one: I thought that Little Hope was a vast improvement over The Dark Picture’s debut, Man of Medan, and the Iraq War is certainly well-trod ground for video games. Also, given Supermassive’s penchant for major plot twists that fundamentally change what their narratives are actually about, one wonders what is truly going on in The Curator’s latest tale… only time will tell!
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes launches in 2021 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more coverage!