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Update: The Next Dark Pictures Game Is A Sci-Fi Horror Called Directive 8020

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Update, 11/17/2022:

Earlier this year, Supermassive Games filed multiple trademarks for new games that many predicted would be part of the Dark Pictures anthology series. One of those games was Guideline 8020 and now, with the latest anthology game, The Devil In Me, coming out tomorrow, Guideline 8020’s turn has been confirmed. It will be the premiere of season 2 of The Dark Pictures series.

This news comes through Game Trailerswho saw the teaser trailer for Directive 8020 as part of The Devil In Me release, in tradition where the latest game teases the next game, as reported by Destructoid.

Check out the teaser trailer for The Dark Pictures: Directive 8020 below:

As you can see, Directive 8020 will be the series’ first foray into sci-fi horror, and it looks like this game is on its way to Alien territory. Destructoid notes that guideline 8020 is an actual guideline used by NASA for “biological pollution control for outgoing and incoming planetary spacecraft.” That gives us a pretty good idea of ​​what we’re up against in this game, it seems. However, only time will tell. There is no release date for Directive 8020, and since it’s the start of Season 2, the wait may be longer than the wait between Season 1 releases.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for a horror fix, The Dark Pictures Season 1 Finale, The Devil In Me, is out tomorrow on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Original story, 2/1/2022:

Supermassive Games started its anthology horror series, The Dark Pictures, in 2019 with Man of Medan, and has been releasing a new entry every year since then. Little Hope was released in 2020 and last year the studio released House of Ashes.

It’s The Devil In Me’s turn and that match will serve as the season finale of The Dark Pictures’ first season. The fifth game in the series, Switchback, was semi-revealed through a trademark filing by Supermassive Games. Now the next five games have been similarly revealed.

What’s interesting is that Supermassive Games has long referred to The Dark Pictures as a series of eight games. These five new trademarks bring the total to 10. Maybe Season 2 will be a six-game season, or maybe a third season is in the works. Only Supermassive Games knows. For now, we have a pretty good idea of ​​what the next five games will be after Switchback, thanks to one new trademark registration spotted by Twitter user The Marmoladeas reported by Gematsu:

  • The Dark Pictures: Guideline 8020
  • The Dark Pictures: The Craven Man
  • The Dark Pictures: Intercession
  • The Dark Pictures: Winterfold
  • The Dark Pictures: O Death

And here’s a slideshow with images of each trademark logo:

For most of these, it’s hard to summarize exactly what the game is about, which makes sense considering all we know are the possible names. However, some are easier than others. For example, Directive 8020 seems to hint at a futuristic sci-fi horror game. The Craven Man might look like The Wicker Man, or maybe even Jeepers Creepers.

It might take us a while to learn what each is, so in the meantime, check out our thoughts on the series so far Game Informer Man of Medan review, Little Hope review and House of Ashes review.

[Source: Gematsu]


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