Last week, we shared with you a teaser for the third entry in The Dark Pictures horror anthology, titled House of Ashes. The teaser was snuck into the final moments of franchise's recent entry, Little Hope, and today Bandai Namco Entertainment and Supermassive Games have officially announced that The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes will be released next year.
"We are thrilled to reveal this third game within The Dark Pictures Anthology. Like the previous stories, 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.
Speaking of the story, here's the plot synopsis: 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.
The press release states, "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?
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes will launch in 2021 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.
If you want to get a first glimpse at the upcoming chapter in the anthology, check out the new trailer below.