The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, the latest chapter in developer Supermassive Games and publisher Bandai Namco’s horror story franchise, has received a teaser trailer showcasing its setting and elusive foe. House of Ashes will take players into dark underground corridors in Iraq, and while the teaser trailer isn’t too meaty, Bandai Namco and Supermassive promise to show an in-depth look at gameplay come Thursday, May 27 at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes is the third of eight chapters in Supermassive’s horror series and was first teased back in October 2020. The first two games – Man of Medan and Little Hope – launched in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Bandai Namco provided a summary of the new game’s narrative, which seems to include High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale in a starring role:
In The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, the year is 2003, and in the shadow of the Zagros mountains in Iraq, a military unit comes under fire from Iraqi forces. The resulting firefight causes a heavy tremor, opening up a rift in the earth that swallows both sides, causing soldiers to fall into the ruins of a buried Sumerian temple. With all communication severed, our protagonists are trapped in a terrifying underworld they must navigate to escape, unaware that something ancient and evil has awakened in the shadows and has found a new prey to hunt.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes will launch on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S later this year.