Bandai Namco is providing new updates to The Dark Pictures Anthology games Man of Medan and Little Hope, including several new features.
New updates have been released for the first two instalments of The Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan and Little Hope. The latest update was released yesterday and includes new options and difficulty settings for the games. It also has a new, expanded chapter for the first part, which provides for new gameplay and character deaths.
Supermassive Games released the interactive dramatic horror game Until Dawn in 2015.
Following the critical and commercial success of the game, the developer has created a series of similar horror games known as The Dark Pictures Anthology. Both Man of Medan and Little Hope received a somewhat mixed critical reception, but the developer continues to support the games readily.
Supermassive Games was acquired by Nordisk Games earlier this year, and this may have something to do with the new updates. The additions of Man of Medan and Little Hope are free for those who already own the games. The announcement was made via the publisher’s official YouTube channel, where they detailed the updates. The new features mentioned include an improved user interface and gameplay mechanics, as well as expanded accessibility options with new quick event alerts.
In addition to the updates to the first two games, Supermassive Games is currently working on another game in the franchise.
This is The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me, which is set for release in November and will be the final instalment of the “first season” of the series. It is not yet known whether a second season of the game will be in development or whether the developer will move on to other projects. It’s also worth noting that the studio has already started to branch out from the series.
Earlier this year, Supermassive Games released a game called The Quarry. Although the game was very similar to The Dark Pictures Anthology, it had nothing to do with the series. Whether the developer will continue to focus on such projects alongside the new season of The Dark Pictures Anthology remains to be seen. For the time being, however, it seems that both the developer and publisher, Bandai Namco are committed to making the games already released as complete and accessible as possible.