Supermassive Games is a development studio that’s been heavily associated with PlayStation in the past. They developed DLC and provided support for titles such as LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2. In 2015, they released their breakout hit Until Dawn, a game best described as a cheesy love letter to classic horror slashers. Since then, they’ve developed¬† games for PlayStation VR, such as The Inpatient (a prequel to Until Dawn) and Bravo Team. So it comes as a bit of a surprise to see their new big announcement is that of a multiplatform series. Titled The Dark Pictures Anthology, this series will feature standalone games in a vein similar to Until Dawn: a cast of characters encountering something horrible, with the player’s choices determining whether they all live or die.

The first game in the series is called Man of Medan, which features a group of friends diving for underwater treasure and encountering something they didn’t plan on.

Here’s the reveal trailer for The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

We are hugely excited to announce The Dark Pictures Anthology – a series of intense, standalone cinematic horror games. The first game is Man of Medan coming to PS4, Xbox and PC in 2019.

From what I can tell, this anthology will be a series of spiritual sequels, games related in themes, mechanics and gameplay nature but not story or characters. It’ll be very interesting to see how this goes. The series as a whole seems to be a spiritual sequel to Until Dawn.

Man of Medan will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2019.