House of Ashes sounds like The Descent, except it’s set in a buried Sumerian temple

‘Something evil is awakened’ in the next Dark Pictures Anthology game

The Dark Pictures Anthology has at least one more story left. After teasing the third game inside Little Hope with an out-of-context premonition sequence and a post-credits teaser trailer, it’s official: Supermassive is bringing House of Ashes to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S in 2021.

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From a ghost ship to a witch town to a buried Sumerian temple – I love the variety.

As if the trailer didn’t already scream “The Descent” at the top of its lungs, in today’s announcement, Supermassive referred to House of Ashes‘ threat as “a nest of ancient and unearthly creatures.”

The game is set in 2003, in Iraq, and the lead is Rachel King, a CIA field operative. During a military skirmish, friendly forces and foes alike plunge into the darkness as an earthquake opens up sinkholes.

Just based on that premise alone, I think House of Ashes has the strongest anxiety-inducing potential so far. Supermassive has tried to ride the line between the real and the supernatural in The Dark Pictures Anthology, and now that players have caught onto the trend, I’m hoping for some clever subversion.

If not, I’m still along for the ride, and I’m curious to see where the Curator’s story is heading.

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