After a teaser trailer last week, developer Supermassive Games has revealed eight full minutes of gameplay from their upcoming title, Dark Pictures: House of Ashes.
House of Ashes is the latest upcoming game in the Dark Pictures anthology and the third of the planned eight games set to be released in the franchise. This title takes players to Iraq in 2003, where a group of soldiers from both sides of a firefight find themselves trapped underground in a Sumerian temple. Unbeknownst to them, but known to us, they have accidentally awoken an ancient evil.
The gameplay is water-marked as being a work in progress, so it’s likely the visuals and other aspects you see here will be different when the game fully releases. Even without that final polish, it already looks like Supermassive is stepping things up for next-gen hardware. You can watch the full eight minutes of gameplay below.
The gameplay trailer goes through what looks to be the beginning of the story, focusing on the soldiers and how they come to be trapped in the temple. The gameplay includes some truly bone-chilling moments, particularly from the soldiers run-in with the evil that was lurking below.
It’s also the most intense and action-packed opening in the Dark Pictures series yet, with a massive opening firefight sequence that leads to the ground caving in under them.
Dark Pictures: House of Ashes is still set to launch sometime in 2021, though there was no update from the gameplay reveal today as to an official launch date. When it does eventually launch, fans will be able to jump in on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.