Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco have released a new developer diary for the upcoming The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan. The video lifts the lid on another multiplayer mode called Movie Night Mode.
The mode was inspired by streamers who played Until Dawn, Supermassive Games’ previous work. Some streamers would play the game with multiple people in a room, sharing a controller and each playing as a specific character. Movie Night Mode takes this idea and refines it for Man of Medan.
You can play the mode with up to five players locally, with the game assigning characters to specific players. When that player’s turn starts the game will prompt that person to take over the controller. At the end of key sections of the game, awards are displayed letting players know how well they did, who had the quickest reactions and if anyone lost a character – a neat little reflection of how the story has been unfolding thus far!
Director Tom Heaton reminded viewers that each player’s actions will affect the course of the story, stopping short of saying that this may lead to a character’s ultimate demise.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is an interactive horror adventure game that sees players assume control of five characters who find themselves stuck on a cursed ghost ship along with its captain. The game is expected to be released on 30 August this year on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
We have embedded the latest developer diary below.