The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes was first revealed in a post-credits stinger at the end of Little Hope, the second game in Supermassive's horror anthology. Today, we've received a closer look at the sequel, with a full reveal just days away.
As the trailer states, the full gameplay reveal is scheduled for 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET on May 27. Today's teaser does hint at more of the story, setting, and characters, however. Confirmed for the lead role is Ashley Tisdale, formerly of Disney Channel fame, who will surely be finding new experiences in potentially being The Final Girl in a horror story. Long gone are her Suite Life days, it seems.
Alongside the new teaser trailer comes a fuller picture of the story. Here's what the team had to say about it.
In The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, the year is 2003, and in the shadow of the Zagros mountains in Iraq, a military unit comes under fire from Iraqi forces. The resulting firefight causes a heavy tremor, opening up a rift in the earth that swallows both sides, causing soldiers to fall into the ruins of a buried Sumerian temple. With all communication severed, our protagonists are trapped in a terrifying underworld they must navigate to escape, unaware that something ancient and evil has awakened in the shadows and has found a new prey to hunt.
The Dark Pictures Anthology comes from the team behind PlayStation 4's Until Dawn. Originally signed on for three games with Bandai Namco, Supermassive's House of Ashes appears to be the finale to the series, though the team once revealed it has stories mapped out for eight games. Additionally, a collector's edition steelbook case sold alongside 2020's Little Hope includes four disc slots, but Bandai Namco did not previously explan why that is when we asked. It seems fans may want to look out for more post-credits teases at the end of House of Ashes.