Little Hope—the second installment in The Dark Pictures Anthology horror series—dropped an eight-minute gameplay video showing off its visuals and atmosphere.
Contrary to what’s stated in the clip, the upcoming witchcraft-laden interactive horror story is slated for release this fall on the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, after being delayed on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Welcome to Little Hope
The nearly eight-minute-long video gave fans a peek at what looks like the beginning portion of the game, as the player controls a young man by the name of Andrew along with an elderly woman in tow.
The gameplay feels very reminiscent of the previous two titles developed by Supermassive Games, Until Dawn and Man of Medan, with Little Hope sharing particular similarities to its predecessor.
If you had a chance to chat with Andrew/@PoulterWill before heading into #LittleHope, which burning questions would you ask him?
Tell us before 19 June and we’ll select some to be included in an exclusive interview! pic.twitter.com/uEx5ekcJF1
— The Dark Pictures (@TheDarkPictures) June 17, 2020
From the overall graphical style and generous use of atmospheric fog, down to the compass-like design of the dialogue wheel, it’s obvious that the developers intend to create a seamless episodic adventure with interchanging story-lines, all existing within the same universe.
This time around, Little Hope trades in the rusted steel hulls of Man of Medan, for an eerie abandoned town with a dark history. The player will have to relive the past in order to solve the mysteries of the present while staying one step ahead of malicious supernatural creatures.
Freak out with friends
Just like the previous entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology saga, Little Hope will feature two different multiplayer modes, “Shared Story” and “Movie Night.”
“Shared Story” allows two players to play cooperatively online, while “Movie Night” is a couch co-op mode supporting up to five players, each selecting a character of their own then passing the controller to the next person once their part is over.
Share your story with another soul… Don't play The Dark Pictures – Man of Medan alone!
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) July 11, 2019
Supermassive Games is known for weaving together an open-ended narrative subject to the player’s choices and their consequences, so gamers can expect Little Hope to be no different.
Depending on the paths chosen, the game’s protagonists (4 college kids and their professor) might just end up beating the odds and surviving the ordeal, or perhaps a few unfortunate souls may get lost along the way.
Heck, if the player’s decision-making skills are that bad, they could end up wiping out the entire group. It’s all part of the fun.
Featured image courtesy of Xbox