In development by Supermassive Games and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of horror-themed interactive-dramas which commenced last year with Mad of Medan. With the development team behind interactive dramas such as Until Dawn previously, this served as an extension of their work in a genre they were well and truly familiar with. Continuing with the second instalment in their ongoing anthology, it has been confirmed that The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is in ongoing development for a 2020 release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC platforms.
In Little Hope, abandoned and all alone, four college students and their professor are trapped by a mysterious fog in the isolated eponym town. They search desperately for a means of escape whilst visions from the town’s occult-steeped past haunt them from the shadows. In order to stay alive, they must uncover the mysteries behind these relentlessly-pursuing dark apparitions before evil forces drag each of their souls to hell.
Players can take the role of each of the five protagonists of this brand-new cast, one of them being represented by Will Poulter. Like the first game, Little Hope will feature multiple storylines, paths and endings. Each decision will matter and can have repercussions on who survives or meets their demise.
The Curator, the omniscient figure voiced by Pip Torrens which overarches the series, will be back to witness the progress of players, giving them an occasional “hint” if they wish so. The Shared Story mode and the Movie Night mode, allowing multiple players to share their story online or offline, will also return as game modes, alongside the standard Theatrical Cut and the Curator’s Cut. However, the latter will only be available earlier as a pre-order bonus.