It all kicked off with Man of Medan, before being followed up with Little Hope. Now though Bandai Namco and Supermassive Games are looking to push forward ever more with their narrative driven The Dark Pictures Anthology – detailing and dating the next chapter, House of Ashes.
Teased in the recently released Little Hope, today Bandai and Supermassive have confirmed the The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes – the third story in The Dark Pictures Anthology – will release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC in 2021.
Set in Iraq, 2003, as the conflict draws to a close, House of Ashes will focus on CIA field operative Rachel King as they join an elite military unit on a raid of a suspected underground chemical weapons facility in the shadow of the Zagros Mountains. After arriving at the coordinates, the unit is ambushed by a local patrol led by Sergeant Salim Othman. During the battle, an earthquake opens sinkholes in the ground, pitching both sides into the ruins of a buried Sumerian temple.
It is here, in this darkness beneath the Arabian Desert, where something evil is awakened; something savage and unstoppable; a nest of ancient and unearthly creatures has a new prey to hunt.
In House of Ashes you will happen across horrific discoveries and impossible decisions, as the survivors strive to navigate the underworld and escape the terrifying threat. Will they each prioritize their own survival, or put aside their fears and their personal rivalries to fight together as one? As always with The Dark Pictures Anthology, it’ll be your decisions that dictate the ongoing affairs.
“We are thrilled to reveal this third game within The Dark Pictures Anthology. Like the previous stories, House of Ashes will bring a brand-new story and cast of characters to players, with its own unique twists and turns, and a new threat for the characters to face. We can’t wait to share more details about the story!” said Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive Games.
A first glimpse of the House of Ashes can be seen below. From there hold tight until The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes launches in 2021 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC Digital.