Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco Entertainment said on Wednesday that Man of Medan, the first game in the interactive survival horror drama series The Dark Pictures Anthology, will get free new content in the form of a new chapter called “Flooded.” This chapter will add new gameplay and player deaths to the game’s climax.

Not only that, but both Man of Medan and Little Hope, the second game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, have received a free update with a better user interface, updated art and event triggers, accessibility options, and other additions tied to the game’s release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this week. Bandai Namco said that the updates give players “an even more immersive experience.”

The Dark Pictures Anthology is a set of independent, branching cinematic horror games similar to Supermassive’s other games like Until Dawn (2015) and The Quarry (2022).

In our review of Man of Medan, Austen Goslin said, “While the characters and their relationships feel detailed and fleshed out, Man of Medan’s overall story never quite makes it beyond its ghost-ship premise.” Cass Marshall wrote in her review of Little Hope that the game “fails to capture the Shared Story magic that the previous game in the Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan, managed to pull off.”

Man of Medan and Little Hope With New Content

The first two parts of The Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan and Little Hope, now have a new update. The new update was announced earlier today. It adds new options and settings for how hard the games are, among other things. Also, a new, longer chapter with new gameplay and character deaths has been added to the first part of The Dark Pictures Anthology.

The interactive drama and horror game Until Dawn came out in 2015 from Supermassive Games. After the game got good reviews and sold a lot of copies, the developer made a series of similar horror games called The Dark Pictures Anthology. The reviews for both Man of Medan and Little Hope were a bit mixed, but the developer is still ready and willing to support the games.

Nordisk Games bought Supermassive Games earlier this year, and this new update might have something to do with that. As part of a new update for The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan and Little Hope, publisher Namco Bandi announced a free new update for people who already own the games. It was announced on the official YouTube channel for the publisher, which gave details about the changes. The UI and game mechanics have been improved, and there are more accessibility options and new warnings for quick-time events.

Supermassive Games is working on a third game in the series at the same time as the updates for the first two games. The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me will come out in November. It will be the last part of what has been called the first season of the series. At the moment, it’s not clear if the developer will make a second season of games or move on to other projects. Also, it’s important to note that the studio has already started to work on things other than the series.

Supermassive Games put out a game called The Quarry earlier this year. Even though the game was a lot like The Dark Pictures Anthology, it had nothing to do with that series. Since then, Will Byles, who directed The Quarry, has hinted at another project that will be about the same size as his most recent game, not as short as his Dark Pictures game. We don’t know if the developer will keep working on these kinds of projects along with a new season of The Dark Pictures Anthology. At the moment, though, it looks like both the developer and the publisher, Namco Bandi, are committed to making the games that have already been released as complete and easy to play as possible.

Free Demos

Two games from Supermassive Games’ The Dark Pictures collection have been updated for current-gen consoles. As VGC pointed out, the upgrades seem to be free for all players who already own the PS4/Xbox One versions of Man of Medan and/or its follow-up, Little Hope, which was published in 2019.

The creepy horror games will look better and take less time to load in the new PS5 and Xbox Series X versions. Also, a new update for all versions of the games adds a lot of small changes and new features. These include a better U.I., new difficulty and Quick Time Events (QTE) settings, faster walking speeds for some sequences and characters, updated event triggers, and some new accessibility options, such as more options for how big the subtitles are.

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