The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes has got a new trailer and a release date which is October 22nd, just in time for some Halloween scares. The new trailer is narrated but the ever excellent Pip Torrens and right at the end of the trailer we get a look at the creatures that have been hiding off camera until now.
The game is set in the year 2003, near the end of the the Second Iraq War. A team comprising of the C.I.A., Air Force, and U.S. Special Forces, is trawling the Middle East hunting for those elusive weapons of mass destruction we all heard about at the time, sniffing around for an underground chemical weapons depot that has been located by a satellite scanning the area. Obviously there’s no WMDs to be found, but they do find something else.
“The Dark Pictures Anthology means a lot us and we’re always tring to find new ways to frighten you, to challenge you, and to suprise you” says Will Doyle, Game Director at Supermassive Games. “With House of Ashes we think you’re in for a real treat.”
The game starts with the team encountering Iraqi forces, the ensuing battle cracking open the earth and dropping both the Americans and Iraqis into a deep cavern. Here they find a massive temple from the ancient kingdom of Akkad, a civilisation located in what was Mesopotamia and was built by the self-proclaimed God King of the Akkadian empire, Naram-Sin, who ruled around the year 2250 BC.
Ashley Tisdale will be playing C.I.A agent Rachael King, and you will be controlling her along with two marines, Jason Kolchek and Nick Kay. As if being trapped underground with monsters who want to eat your face wasn’t stressful enough, Rachael’s husband, Colonel Eric King, is also part of the team. Finally, the fifth playable character is an Iraqi officer, Salim Offman. The five characters will have to set aside their prejudices to try and escape what lurks below. “When all breaks lose, is there any place for compassion, or is it just look after number one?” asks Will.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, coming to PS4/PS5, Xbox One & Series X|S and PC on 22 October 2021, and for all your E3 2021 needs, head to our hub filled with all the announcements, trailers, and more.