Until Dawn was an incredible title from Supermassive Games, and The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan looks to continue the trend of great interactive story-telling. Not only that, but Bandai Namco has announced today that the title will feature two different types of multiplayer modes, something that was a bit of a missed opportunity in Until Dawn. While the whole title can be played solo, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan might be one of the most interesting party games later this year when it launches.
So, lets jump in. There are two multiplayer modes. The first one is Shared Story mode. This one is a two-player mode in online co-op where both players explore the world, make choices, and perform actions that change the story and their character’s fate. Some scenes will have players exploring together, while others will have them exploring apart, revealing new information and locations.
The second multiplayer mode is Movie Night mode in The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan. Up to five players can join in on one controller, where each player takes control of a different character. Keep in mind, while Shared Story mode is done online, Movie Night mode will be performed locally.
Each player is in charge of movement, decisions, and choices of a different character. I’ll probably end up avoiding this mode at first, because players can focus on keeping whoever alive they want to, and I know my friends will try to make sure they survive, no matter the cost. Be sure to check out the trailer below, and stay tuned with us as we get closer to launch. Anyone who preorders The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan will get early access to the Curator’s Cut, which has scenes playable from the perspective of other characters, with new decisions and outcomes.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan launches August 30th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders are available here.