A video that plays at the end of the recently launched The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes has revealed The Devil in Me, the “season one finale” of Supermassive Games ‘ The Dark Pictures Anthology. This reveals not only what the next game in the anthology will be, but that the series will be split into seasons.
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— TheHunters (@TheHuntersV) October 22, 2021
The trailer, which can be seen in the Tweet from TheHunters above, reveals a grotesque tease of The Devil in Me, which appears to involve a killer creating a mechanised automaton from human body parts. This suggests that the next game in The Dark Pictures Anthology may be less supernatural than its three predecessors, which have all feature ghost/monster-type foes and themes. What we may be facing in this next game is something more in the realm of Saw, with a focus on a twisted human killer.
The trailer also states that The Devil in Me is the “season one finale”. We already knew that The Dark Pictures would be made up of eight games, but it looks as if those eight will be split into at least two seasons. What this means for the next four episodes remains unclear, but it may be that the series has a longer break between the release of The Devil in Me, presumably in 2022, and the unknown fifth game.
In our review of House of Ashes, we said that it is Supermassive’s best horror game since Until Dawn, the game that cemented its reputation as a great horror developer. For more, see every single choice and outcome you can get in a single scene of House of Ashes, and how star Ashley Tisdale would react to the events of the game if they were real.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.