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The Dark Pictures Anthology

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Developer: Supermassive Games
Release Date: 2019

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'The Dark Pictures Anthology - Man Of Medan' (ALL) Reveals Multiplayer Modes - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 11, 2019 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT

The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of stand-alone, cinematic horror games, designed to present a new terrifying experience on a regular basis.

Each game is unconnected and will feature a brand new story, setting and new cast of characters.

In Man of Medan, four young Americans set sail on a diving trip, to find the rumoured location of a WWII wreckage. As the day unfolds, and a storm rolls in, their trip soon becomes something much more sinister. Who will live? Who will die?

Players can take the role of each of the five protagonists, the four Americans and the captain of the boat, each with a different perspective. Explore and discover the mysteries of their terrifying situation, and be forced to make decisions that will change their lives forever. 

Each game is designed to be replayable, with branching storylines, paths, and numerous endings designed to keep players coming back for more. Players decisions are vital for survival of all the characters. With any combination of choices made can result in any of them surviving, dying or worse…


All games from The Dark Pictures Anthology will feature two multiplayer modes in addition to the single player experience.

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced that players will be able to team up to tackle the horrors of The Dark Pictures Anthology - Man of Medan in both online and offline multiplayer modes:

Shared Story Mode

  • Share the story simultaneously with a friend in two-player online co-op
  • Both players explore the world, make choices and perform actions that affect the outcome of the story and the fate of their respective characters 
  • Play through scenes from a different perspective to the single-player experience, sometimes together, sometimes apart in totally separate scenes revealing new information, locations and scares
  • The decisions you and your friend make could be the one thing that keeps them all alive…

Movie Night Mode

  • Play locally in a group of up to five players with one controller, with each player taking charge of the movement, decisions and choices of one of the five main characters
  • Players can choose between saving themselves, or trying to keep their friends’ characters alive
  • At the end of each playthrough, actions and impacts will be judged – with achievements & rewards for each player

 


“We’re delighted to reveal two very different multiplayer modes ahead of the launch of the first title in The Dark Pictures Anthology. We know from fan reactions to Until Dawn, that multiplayer was a massively desired feature for Man of Medan, so we’re sure players will love tackling the horrors of the world from new perspectives” said Pete Samuels, Executive Producer and Series Director for The Dark Pictures Anthology at Supermassive Games.

“We designed Man of Medan, and every game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, from the very beginning with both single and multiplayer in mind. Now, in Shared Story Mode, players can experience two sides of the same scenes from completely different views – the actions of each shaping the story…and the fate…of the other.”

Those that pre-order Man of Medan will receive early access to the Curator's Cut from launch. This mode, available once players have completed the game, features scenes playable from the other characters' perspective, with brand new choices and decisions to make. You’ll be replaying the whole story from different viewpoints and influencing the outcomes in different ways. The Curator’s Cut will subsequently be available for free at a later date for all players.

The Dark Pictures Anthology is in development for PS4, Xbox One and PC, with the first installment, Man of Medan, coming in August 30, 2019.



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