The next entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology is nearly upon us! During Bandai Namco’s E3 2021 presentation, Executive Producer Dan McDonald discussed The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes‘s lore, gameplay and more in an in-depth interview!
Watch the full interview with Dan McDonald below:
Each game in The Dark Pictures Anthology has its own standalone story and characters, but are all part of a shared universe. House of Ashes drops players in 2003, amidst the Iraq war, which is very different to the abandoned ski houses and boats of previous games. Check out this story summary from Bandai Namco themselves:
The place… Iraq. The time… 2003. In the shadow of the Zagros mountains a military unit comes under fire from Iraqi forces. The resulting firefight causes an earth tremor where both sides fall into the ruins of a buried Sumerian temple. With all communication with the outside world severed, our protagonists are trapped in a terrifying underworld they must navigate to escape – unaware that something ancient and evil has awakened in the shadows and has found new prey to hunt. Horrific discoveries and impossible decisions now face the survivors as they strive to escape the terrifying threat they’ve awakened. Will they each prioritize their own survival, or put aside their fears and personal rivalries to fight together as one against these underworld monsters?
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes releases for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on October 22nd. Stay tuned to RPGFan as we get closer to the adventure horror game’s launch date!