Bandai Namco Games and Supermassive Games have officially revealed details on The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, the next chapter in the horror series that is coming to PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One in 2021.
The Dark Pictures House of Ashes Details Revealed
House of Ashes was teased in the secret ending of The Dark Pictures Little Hope and also through one of the many premonitions you can unlock, which seemed to confirm a desert setting. That is indeed the case, with the game taking place in 2003 in Iraq, and follows Rachel King, a CIA field operative who shadows an elite military force tasked with raiding an underground chemical facility in the Zagros Mountains.
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. In the darkness beneath the Arabian Desert, something evil is awakened. Savage and unstoppable, a nest of ancient and unearthly creatures has a new prey to hunt.
The press blurb goes on to mention that players will uncover horrific discoveries and face impossible decisions as the survivors navigate the underworld hoping to escape the malevolent presence that’s pursuing them.
Supermassive Games’ CEO, Pete Samuels, commented:
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!
Watch the trailer below.