Theres no time to rest from the monsters in the sand. Supermassive Games has already unveiled the next in line for the Dark Pictures Anthology. Introducing The Devil in Me.
Properly announced via a new trailer, this is our first official look at the next short-game from the acclaimed horror game studio. The trailer doesnt show much; We hear a voice describe the pleasure they derive from killing people, while a camera pans across various angles of some kind of mechanically modified corpse.
This is an interesting turn away from what we were expecting. And yes, we were expecting it. Aside from knowing that there would be more for the anthology, our only information about the game came from a trademark filing. The trademark was specifically for the stylized title/logo. With only the name, and the magnifying glass symbol in the title, we were left to guess what it would be.
We were completely wrong. Our guess was something along the lines of an infection, perhaps of a demonic nature. Now that weve seen the trailer, the game appears to be more of a murderer cold case style game, where an inventive killer is being hunted by the police. We know that its about a group of filmmakers invited to a replica of the 'Murder House' of H.H. Holmes. So the game will likely follow them, who will (we assume) fall prey to a series of lethal traps and puzzles.
For those who may be unfamiliar, the Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of smaller games all centered around the same general mechanics: your character choices determine the outcome and fates of each character. The previous games were Man of Medan, Little Hope, and House of Ashes. This fourth game will be the last one for this season, implying that they may continue to use this format again in the future.
The Devil in Me, if its what is seems to be, will be an interesting shift away from the supernatural nature of the previous games. With ghosts, witches, hauntings, and monsters, a non-supernatural murder case is a bit of an outlier. But, like these games also tend to do, it may shift into a strange, unexpected direction at some point in, revealing something far more dramatic. We will see soon enough.
Theres no official release information. But based on past behavior, were guessing the game will release some time next year (probably late October) for the price of $30.