Bandai Namco wants to scare the pants off of you, which was clear even with the Man of Medan announcement trailer that arrived this past August. Today, on Halloween, the developers have offered up a new look at the first game in the planned horror anthology series:
Developed by Supermassive Games, the critically-acclaimed studio behind the cult-classic thriller Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures – Man of Medan will be anchored by a talented cast of actors, including stars Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, Quantum Break) and Pip Torrens (The Crown, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), whose in-game likenesses are rendered in vivid detail. Ashmore is set to portray the game’s primary player-controlled protagonist, Conrad, while Torrens will take the role of a newly revealed character, The Curator.
The Curator will be an omniscient observer of the protagonists’ progress and choices. Unlike the changing cast of each story in The Dark Pictures anthology, the Curator will be an ever-present part of each chilling experience. The Curator is timeless and has been recording stories of life and death for thousands of years. Starting with Man of Medan, for reasons he can’t quite understand, the Curator has been given the opportunity to talk to somebody—the player.
He knows that there are ‘rules.’ He’s not supposed to interfere, but he’s excited and can get a little carried away. He has seen things that the player has probably missed—important things. But he’s not permitted to tell them what these things are…directly. So, he drops hints where he can, hoping that the player will recognize his brilliance in hindsight. But don’t expect him to be straightforward; his hints can be somewhat cryptic.
The Dark Pictures – Man of Medan will launch sometime in 2019 for the PS4, Xbox One and STEAM.