The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope release date may have leaked early

Update, March 25: It looks like the release date for The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope may have leaked early via a retailer’s listings.

As spotted by Reddit (opens in new tab) user OnkelJupp, German electronics site Saturn (opens in new tab) has Little Hope listed for release on June 15, 2020. That puts it on the earlier end of the current, official “summer” release window. It’s possible this is just a placeholder date, since video games don’t typically come out on Mondays. But it’s worth keeping an eye on that date as we wait for more official announcements from Supermassive Games.

Original story, Feburary 27: Little Hope, the next part of the Dark Pictures Anthology from the developer of Until Dawn (opens in new tab), is coming this summer.

If you managed to roll credits on The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan (opens in new tab) without covering your eyes the whole time, you’ve already seen a teaser for Little Hope (opens in new tab): a new group of young sacrifices students arrive at a sleepy town beset by fog before they’re literally pulled apart by a mysterious force with creepy chains. The teaser ends with a screen showing the title and the year 2020, and now we know it’s coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in summer.

“We’ve been delighted by the reaction from players and the success of Man of Medan as the first instalment of The Dark Pictures Anthology,” Supermassive Games CEO Pete Samuels said in a press release. “We really appreciate feedback from the community and the team remains committed to the goal of making each new instalment deliver further thrilling horror experiences, with the next chapter, Little Hope, bringing an all new and disturbing horror story to the anthology.”

Supermassive also shared a handful of new screenshots for the game, which you can check out above. Is it really New England horror if it doesn’t have some strong witch trial vibes? Well, yes, but only if it was written by Stephen King. Or H.P. Lovecraft.

Just like Man of Medan, you’ll be able to play Little Hope on your own, in two-player co-op with a friend online, or by passing the gamepad around with up to five players in Movie Night mode. Supermassive Games says it plans to make eight games total in the Dark Pictures Anthology with about two arriving per year, and there’s a very good chance that we’ll get the teaser for the next one at the end of Little Hope.

Find more frights in our guide to the best horror games (opens in new tab) of all time.

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