It feels like all we do at the moment is report on delays but we’d be lying if we didn’t admit to this particular COVID-19 push back being an advantageous one. Originally scheduled for the summer of this year, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope is now due for release on October 30th 2020, Happy Halloween! The much anticipated follow up to SuperMassive Games’ Man of Medan (which Mikey reviewed here), Little Hope is said to be inspired by films such as Hellraiser and Blair Witch so a Halloween release seems fitting. Catch the brand new trailer below.
Over on the Playstation Blog, Series Director & Executive Producer – Pete Samuals from Supermassive had this to say: “So, I’m sure you are dying to know more about Little Hope? How about we start with the story and setting first. Abandoned and all alone after their bus crashes in bad weather, four college students and their teacher become stranded in the isolated town of Little Hope. Trapped by a mysterious fog, they search desperately for a means of escape whilst terrifying visions from the past haunt them from the shadows. After bearing witness to the town’s gruesome past, and the terrible events of 17th Century Witch trials, hellish beings pursue them relentlessly. Trapped in Little Hope they try to figure out the motivation of these demonic apparitions before the evil forces at work drags each of their souls to hell!”
“As each of the games in the series are very different, so too are our inspirations. The cinematic and literary influences for this game include “The Witch,” “Season of the Witch,” and “Blair Witch,” but people will recognise some other strong influences such as “Hellbound Heart,” “Hellraiser” and other similar works by Barker. Also, two of my personal favourites “It Follows” and “The Omen.” Interestingly, our studio is just a stone’s throw from Guildford Cathedral which features strongly in Richard Donner’s 1976 classic.”
Needless to say, we’re excited to get hands on with Little Hope this Halloween!