The world is filled with a vast multitude of strange, unusual, and outright dangerous places. For example, the state of Maine. It lures you in with scenic views of rolling hills and leaves changing and then throws you up against some cosmic horror or drops you in a parallel reality that overlaps with our own. The Dark Pictures, a series that produces short yet enjoyable horror experiences, has sent players to a mysterious ship and a coastal town with dark secrets. Now players will venture to war-torn Iraq to discover great evil that has awoken beneath the desert in House of Ashes.
House of Ashes is the third of eight planned entries in the Dark Pictures universe. Not much was revealed about the latest entry other than players will assume the role of CIA operative Rachel King as she finds herself up against an ancient evil. Some intrepid observers have noticed the statue in the trailer is that of the Mesopotamian demon Pazuzu who brings famine and locusts during droughts. It also featured heavily in the movie The Exorcist.
No release date has been provided as of yet, but the game will launch sometime in 2021.
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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes is coming in 2021!
Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe and Supermassive Games are proud to announce that The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, the third story in The Dark Pictures Anthology will be released next year.
Iraq, 2003. As the conflict draws to a close, CIA field operative Rachel King joins an elite military unit on a raid of a suspected underground chemical weapons facility in the shadow of 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.
Horrific discoveries and impossible decisions face the survivors as they 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?
“We are thrilled to reveal this third game within The Dark Pictures Anthology. Like the previous stories, Man of Medan and Little Hope, 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. Little Hope
If you want to get a first glimpse at the upcoming chapter in the anthology, a new trailer is available!
The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes will launch in 2021 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC Digital.