The Dark Pictures: Little Hope Received An Official Trailer Reveal Featuring Creepy Themes Of Witchcraft

The Dark Pictures: Little Hope Received An Official Trailer Reveal Featuring Creepy Themes Of Witchcraft
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Supermassive Games has been on a role as of late with their narrative-based horror games. They emphasize immersion and choice-based systems that leave you on the edge of your seat, waiting to see how your actions ultimately affect the story. It’s a successful recipe that they’ve brought to the market with a couple of games now, including Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan.

Both titles were filled with plot twists, great voice-acting, and tense moments. It was only a matter of time before they announced their next horror project. Fortunately, they just did and this time it’s called The Dark Pictures: Little Hope. It’s a continuation of The Dark Pictures anthology series. Even better, a trailer for it was just revealed.

We see a narrator presenting the tale that you and a couple of other characters are about to experience. It revolves around a town called Little Hope. Back in 1692, the area was gripped by fear of witchcraft. These were the days of the Salem witch trials, which if you don’t already know, involved more than 200 people being accused of being witches and using dark magic. It was a time of confusion and rash decision-making.

You’ll visit Little Hope centuries later, but there appears to be something supernatural going on still. As the group starts walking towards the town, heavy fog sets in. It almost resembles the atmospheres of Silent Hill, one of the most iconic survival-horror settings in gaming history. If Supermassive Games took inspiration from these classic and beloved games, that definitely bodes well.

The trailer shows some sequences of Little Hope during 1692. It appears like the game will go back between two timelines. Hopefully, players will get to control a character or two during the witch trials. There has been a lot of debate about what really went on, and being able to experience these times for yourself in a video game sounds like a tense and memorable time.

You can also bet that as the characters get further into Little Hope, they’ll uncover some dark secrets. The trailer does a beautiful job at setting up the game. It seems even more tense than Man of Medan. You’ll have to make choices carefully if you want your characters to come out unscathed. The trailer concludes with a release window: Summer 2020. That’s not too far off now. It definitely looks interesting to say the least.