From the makers of the revered Until Dawn comes The Dark Pictures: Little Hope, the second instalment in The Dark Pictures anthology.
Following on from first entry, Man of Medan, Little Hope will officially release on the 30th of October, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Little Hope represents a small town in which college students become stranded. Quickly, they realise that it’s not what it seems, encountering evil from the past that has made its way into the present. It’s also casually inspired by the Salem witch-hunting classic The Crucible, if that helps give you an idea of what you’re up for.
Gamers should be familiar with the general concept that Supermassive Games have been a proponent of since Until Dawn’s roaring success back in 2015. Players will assume third-person control of characters who, depending on their choices, could all ultimately end up dead. The game can be played multiple times – with multiple endings and scenarios based on the decisions that the player makes.
Similarly to Man of Medan, Little Hope will play host to two multiplayer modes: ‘Shared Story’, which is an online co-op for two players, and ‘Movie Night’, allowing five players to select their own characters with prompts to pass the controller at each turn.
The game’s lead character will be played by actor Will Poulter, known for his work in The Maze Runner, Black Mirror, Midsommar and more. Like Until Dawn, which featured Rami Malek and Hayden Panettiere, Poulter’s involvement lends reality to the story, which is intended to come across as movie-like throughout gameplay.
Having said that, Little Hope is, at the end of the day, a survival horror game, so if you’re not up for a scare, you should probably avoid it at all costs.