The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan looks amazing

August 30, 2018

I am a big fan of Until Dawn, the cinematic horror game released exclusively for PlayStation 4 in 2015. That game was developed by a team called Supermassive Games, and their recently announced project, The Dark Pictures Anthology, has me really excited. The first game in this anthology, Man of Medan, is being published by Bandai Namco and it’s coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Announced last week at Gamescom in Germany, Man of Medan is the first in a series of standalone, cinematic horror games in the “Dark Pictures Anthology.” Man of Medan centers around four Americans searching for sunken treasure on a WWII-era shipwreck. They set sail on a dive boat in the South Pacific, and, in typical horror fashion, some bad stuff goes down. Before long, they find themselves stuck on a haunted ship and must find a way to get out of

Just like Until Dawn, Man of Medan will be “hugely replayable,” according to Pete Samuels, executive producer at Supermassive. All characters can live, and all characters can die. Naturally, there will be many different endings, making the replay value high, and each gameplay experience unique.

I’m pretty excited for more games like Until Dawn. I think it was massively underrated, and I’m really happy that this is just the first in a new series of cinematic, interactive horror experiences. There is so much potential with this series, and if the voice acting, graphics, and gameplay mechanics are anything like they were in Until Dawn, then sign me up.

Man of Medan will be released sometime in 2019, and I’ll be sure to keep this one on my radar.

For more information about Man of Medan and the Dark Pictures Anthology, visit

  • Cassie Gotto-White is a gamer, a planner babe, and a boba tea fanatic. She discovered her passion for video games at age six when she was given an NES Top Loader by her aunt. Her current main consoles are the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. Some of her favorite games include The Last of Us, the Uncharted series, the Yakuza series, Persona 5, and Night in the Woods. Follow her on Instagram at @planningwithcass and YouTube at

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