The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes almost showed its big bad monster

Something with night vision is slinking around in the dark

After Man of Medan and especially Little Hope, which had a div-i-sive ending, I’m curious to see how Supermassive Games frames House of Ashes — and how the supernatural elements will manifest.

The next standalone game in the Dark Pictures Anthology has revealed more of its buried Sumerian temple setting, the “awakened” evil, and the folks we’ll try to keep alive (for a few hours, anyway).

Today’s video is just a teaser trailer, and Bandai Namco says it will share the gameplay reveal on May 27. The last teaser, from November 2020, called to mind The Descent. We don’t know quite what this underground threat is, but the creature (?) can see in total darkness. Spooky adventures await.

Where are you at with The Dark Pictures Anthology? I hope the series keeps going for at least a few more entries, if not the ambitious eight-game run that was suggested originally. We don’t get many shared-experience “movie night” adventure games with this scope, so I’m cherishing these cornballs.

If nothing else, I want the Curator to step out of the shadows and his story to really go for it.

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.