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The Dark Pictures: Little Hope haunts PS4 October 30

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The Dark Pictures: Little Hope haunts PS4 October 30

Supermassive shares new details about the spooky second game in The Dark Pictures Anthology.

Hi there, I’m Pete Samuels, Series Director and Executive Producer of The Dark Pictures Anthology. I’m hugely excited to talk to you about Little Hope, the next game in the Dark Pictures Anthology, which is releasing on October 30. 

Just to recap — The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of standalone cinematic horror games, each featuring a brand-new story, setting and characters. Each game is playable in single player or in two multiplayer modes – two-player online Shared Story mode and up to 5-player couch co-op Movie Night mode.

We were really pleased with the response from the PlayStation community to Man of Medan – the first game in the anthology, released last year — and we can’t wait to see your reaction to Little Hope. All of the games in the series are totally standalone and have very different stories. Man of Medan set you adrift in a terrifying ghost ship stuck in the middle of the South Pacific, but this time you are on dry land in the very creepy and strange town of Little Hope!

As with all the games in the series remember that everyone can live and everyone can die in your version of the story – so make your choices wisely as there are always consequences! 

Little Hope

So, I’m sure you are dying to know more about Little Hope?  How about we start with the story and setting first. Abandoned and all alone after their bus crashes in bad weather, four college students and their teacher become stranded in the isolated town of Little Hope.  Trapped by a mysterious fog, they search desperately for a means of escape whilst terrifying visions from the past haunt them from the shadows.  After bearing witness to the town’s gruesome past, and the terrible events of 17th Century Witch trials, hellish beings pursue them relentlessly. Trapped in Little Hope they try to figure out the motivation of these demonic apparitions before the evil forces at work drags each of their souls to hell! 

As each of the games in the series are very different, so too are our inspirations. The cinematic and literary influences for this game include “The Witch,” “Season of the Witch,” and “Blair Witch,” but people will recognise some other strong influences such as “Hellbound Heart,” “Hellraiser” and other similar works by Barker. Also, two of my personal favourites “It Follows” and “The Omen.” Interestingly, our studio is just a stone’s throw from Guildford Cathedral which features strongly in Richard Donner’s 1976 classic. 

The cast and characters are pivotal to our games too, so we’re really excited that we have Will Poulter leading the talented cast of Little Hope. He is a fantastic actor and really bought the character of Andrew to life.  

Little Hope

As well as the story, setting and cast we’ve been focusing on some improved features based on feedback from the Dark Pictures community. For example, the team has included context-sensitive icons for interacting with objects in the world and QTE alerts that tell players when one is coming and the action they need to perform. We’ve also added a floating camera in some parts of the game to allow you to fully control your view of the spooky surroundings, together with a wider range of walk-speeds for the characters. 

So, there you have it, a brief introduction to the next game in the Dark Pictures Anthology. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and we can’t wait for you to enter the town of Little Hope this Halloween! 

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  • Love the games that you guys do.

    I played Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock many years ago, Until Dawn (such a great game) and have Man of Medan at home.

    The setting you have for Little Hope looks really intriguing and I’ll be picking up a copy. :)

  • Really looking forward to this. I loved your previous games. I wouldn’t call myself a *fan* of Poulter but I am familiar with him, and it’s cool that he’s involved. I’ll definitely be pre-ordering this one.

  • Didn’t find Man of Medan to be that great compared to Until Dawn. Really hope this one is better.

  • Supermassive is creative, out the box driven, and you could tell when something or someone is meticulous and diligently chasing perfection. You can learn a lot just by observing the camp at Supermassive games!

  • This looks amazing! Im excited. Getting it day 1 but probably on PC bad dialogue > walk > senseless jump scare > senseless jump scare > walk > dumb dialogue > senseless jump scare > walk gameplay loop until the game was finally over.

    On that note i really hope you guys learned from your mistakes from that game. It was really rough lol. Hopefully this one’s more like Until Dawn. Please please please please please have more plot and less (or just absolutely no) jump scares. Y’all are better than that. I know you are cause literally every other game you’ve made has been 10 times better than Man of Medan. This next game could make or break people’s faith in this 5-game anthology

    • Crap i screwed up this post somehow lmao. Its supposed to say:

      This looks amazing! Im excited. Getting it day 1 but probably on PC !

      On that note i really hope you guys learned from your mistakes from that game. It was really rough lol. The gameplay loop was basically bad dialogue > walk > senseless jump scare > senseless jump scare > walk > dumb dialogue > senseless jump scare > walk – which i did until the game was finally over.

      Hopefully this one’s more like Until Dawn. Please please please please please have more plot and less (or just absolutely no) jump scares. Y’all are better than that. I know you are cause literally every other game you’ve made has been 10 times better than Man of Medan. This next game could make or break people’s faith in this 5-game anthology

    • i give up lmao y’all get my point i think

      Sony add an edit post button bro i aint re-reading my posts BEFORE i post them like some sort of nerd

  • Really looking forward to this game!

    Loved Until Dawn so much and enjoyed Man of Medan.

    Cannot wait for what awaits us in Little Hope!

  • tbh Man of Medan was mediocre. Far too short, technical problems and the story too predictable. But, I must say, Little Hope looks promising. Also I really love the four-disc-Steelcase-Edition, which underlines the anthology character.

  • Until Dawn was fantastic. Man of Medan was a good play through. Looking forward to Little Hope.

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