The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope released a couple of weeks ago. However, there has been a lot of talk around the game’s ending. It seems as though developer Supermassive Games decided that they would put a teaser for their next game in the end credits for their latest one. This next game is called The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, and looks to be very different to the rest of the series once again. Each entry has completely shifted the style of the story from dark to darker, and this one could be the darkest we’ve seen yet.
Firstly, this game looks to put us in the shoes of a group of soldiers. These guys are almost certainly out on patrol, but something happens to draw them into an area where spooky things are occurring. It’ll be interesting to play as trained soldiers in a game like this. Usually, this would result in an action-oriented horror experience, but judging from the rest of the series, I highly doubt that will be the case. After all, guns are useless against ghosts and demons unless you’re the Doom Slayer.
The House of Ashes is said to be where Sumerian souls go to be plagued by the horrors of the underworld. It sounds like a version of hell that I personally am extremely creeped out by. I can’t imagine anything worse than being trapped somewhere with all the horrors of an entire culture.
We don’t know anything about this game to be honest. It is coming in 2021, but it could release early, and it could release late. I think we’re looking at an early release though, given how much Sony is pushing for big releases in the current financial year for the PlayStation 5. I think the game will be exclusive to the new console, which is going to further add to that push. Only time will tell exactly what the situation is. I think Sony will lose a lot of favour with fans if they restrict the game to the PlayStation 5, but they’re a business at the end of the day, and the games are where they make up the losses from console sales.