“Trapped and isolated in the abandoned town of Little Hope, four college students and their professor must escape the nightmarish visions that relentlessly pursue them through an impenetrable fog,” Supermassive Games CEO Pete Samuels said in an update. “As they journey through the town looking for a means of escape, they must understand the meaning of these events, the root of evil, and how it is directly connected to them.”As you can see in the trailer, Little Hope appears to lean more toward Until Dawn than it does Man of Medan. Little Hope will launch Summer 2020 as the second entry in the Dark Pictures Anthology, which Supermassive Games describes as a series of “intense, standalone, branching cinematic horror games” that combine “atmospheric environments with powerful storytelling to create a terrifying new gaming experience.”
Little Hope will feature the same two multiplayer modes that Man of Medan did: Shared Story and Movie Night. In Shared Story, players can share their story with friends online while in Movie Night, a group of five players can pass the controller in an offline mode.
As we’ve come to expect with Supermassive Games, characters in Little Hope can live or die and your choices will depend on the story that plays out for each.“We’ve been delighted by the reaction from players and the success of Man of Medan as the first installment of The Dark Pictures Anthology,” Samuels said. “We really appreciate the feedback from the community and the team remains committed to the goal of making each new installment deliver further thrilling horror experiences, with the next chapter, Little Hope, bringing an all new and disturbing horror story to the anthology.”
We thought Man of Medan was a good start for the anthology series, giving it a 7 out of 10. When Until Dawn released back in 2015, we gave it a 7.5 out of 10. If you’re looking for what you might have missed in Man of Medan before jumping into Little Hope this summer, we’ve got a video with every character death in the game you should check out.
Little Hope will come out on PS4, Xbox One and PC this summer.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news and guide maker for IGN who gets far too scared playing horror games. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.