Hello there, I’m Pete Samuels, Collection Director and Govt Producer of The Darkish Footage Anthology. We’re thrilled to announce multiplayer for Man of Medan and the complete Darkish Footage Anthology, and I’m massively excited to speak to you about it at present.
As we’ve introduced final 12 months, The Darkish Footage Anthology is a collection of standalone cinematic horror video games, every that includes a brand-new story, setting and characters. Man of Medan is the primary within the collection, releasing on August 30. We hope you’re as excited as us that you just’ll have the ability to play each recreation within the collection in multiplayer.
First up, some particulars. We’ve introduced two multiplayer modes for The Darkish Footage Anthology — Shared Story mode and Film Night time mode. In Shared Story you’ll play on-line with a buddy, making decisions that have an effect on each of you. We actually hope you benefit from the depth of experiencing the story with a buddy… and that you’re nonetheless mates after!
In Film evening mode, 5 folks (you and as much as 4 of your folks) can play sofa co-op. Every participant can enter their identify and select which character (or characters) to play, then merely go the pad every time that character is the main focus of the sport. You possibly can discover, react, and make choices to maintain your character alive and keep within the recreation. When prompted, merely go the controller onto the subsequent participant in order that they will proceed with their character. Periodically, the sport will current a abstract of how every participant has performed. We had been so impressed by the modern and collaborative methods folks performed Till Daybreak collectively that we created this characteristic to assist facilitate that means of enjoying.
Making a narrative recreation with multiplayer has thrown up some fascinating design challenges — probably the most important of which was within the two-player Shared Story, and methods to have each gamers get pleasure from an excellent story once they every see various things and neither sees all the pieces. It additionally created some nice new design and narrative alternatives which we hope will shock you. While you and your buddy ‘split up,’ you possibly can’t ensure that you’ll ever see their character once more! It’s horror, in spite of everything.
We predict that it actually brings one thing contemporary to the style to play with a buddy on-line, and we couldn’t be extra happy with the outcomes.
Every mode is totally different however each have been influenced by our expertise with Till Daybreak. When Till Daybreak launched we had been stunned and delighted by how many individuals had been streaming the sport. We’ve had round 1 billion views on YouTube alone. We’d additionally get loads of folks telling us how a lot they loved enjoying the sport along with mates on the sofa. These each fed into the preliminary design of The Darkish Footage Anthology and we determined that together with story, characters, and cinematic manufacturing values, multiplayer must be core to the collection. Briefly, we have now constructed The Darkish Footage Anthology from the bottom up with multiplayer in thoughts.
Your first likelihood to do that out will likely be in Man of Medan, the primary within the collection. This recreation sees 4 American vacationers and their inexperienced captain happening the diving vacation of a lifetime within the South pacific. All sounds idyllic proper? Mistaken, issues quickly take a flip for the more serious and it will likely be as much as you what occurs subsequent. With Man of Medan having extra branching than any of our earlier video games, you’ll have to replay the sport many instances to seek out out each attainable situation.
Whether or not you play Solo, on-line Shared Story, or couch-based Film Night time, we hope you’ll have an excellent horror expertise. We are able to’t wait to see and listen to the way you get on. My recommendation? Don’t. Play. Alone!