Those that managed to unlock the secret ending for The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan unlocked a teaser trailer for Dark Pictures: Little Hope, and now the same has happened for the third game in Supermassive’s horror anthology series. Thanks to the secret teaser trailer, The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes has been confirmed to be the third game in the series, currently slated to launch at some point in 2021.
The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes appears to be set in a desert, with the characters exploring a dark cave system. Unlike the protagonists of Man of Medan and Little Hope, it appears the characters in House of Ashes will be better-equipped to fight off whatever is coming after them, as the trailer shows machineguns. Other than that, it’s difficult to determine what exactly The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes will be about, but fans should learn more next year.
Each game in The Dark Pictures series has featured a Hollywood actor, who also appears on the cover. Man of Medan featured Shawn Ashmore, and the newly-released Little Hope featured Will Poulter. Now it appears as though The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes will star High School Musical‘s Ashley Tisdale, though that has yet to be confirmed. If the actress seen in the teaser trailer isn’t Ashley Tisdale, it’s someone who looks exactly like her.
Based on the release dates for The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan and Little Hope, fans should be able to expect The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes to drop in either the summer or fall of 2021. It would make sense to try releasing the game near Halloween again, as that seems to be when the public is most interested in horror experiences.
When The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes does launch, it will be interesting to see if it addresses some of the complaints directed at the first two games in the series. Little Hope reviews have been mixed, as were the reviews for Man of Medan, with neither game meeting the high bar set by Until Dawn. Maybe with The Dark Pictures anthology series, the third time’s the charm.
The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes will launch in 2021 for unspecified platforms.
Source: Game Rant