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The game was initially delayed due to COVID-19
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope has received a new release date after being delayed earlier this year.
The cinematic horror game will be launched just in time for Halloween on October 30 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Initially the game was intended to hit shelves this summer, but was pushed back to allow more time for the team to manage working-from-home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Alongside the release date, further gameplay details have also been revealed and provide a look into how the game has involved since its predecessor, Man Of Medan.
In a PlayStation Blog, series director and executive producer Pete Samuels explained how feedback from the community has affected Little Hope: “The team has included context-sensitive icons for interacting with objects in the world and QTE alerts that tell players when one is coming and the action they need to perform.”
“We’ve also added a floating camera in some parts of the game to allow you to fully control your view of the spooky surroundings, together with a wider range of walk-speeds for the characters.”
Check out the new trailer.
Samuels also dived into the plot of the game, providing an outline of the events that will transpire in Little Hope. “Abandoned and all alone after their bus crashes in bad weather, four college students and their teacher become stranded in the isolated town of Little Hope,” he said. “Trapped by a mysterious fog, they search desperately for a means of escape whilst terrifying visions from the past haunt them from the shadows.”
“After bearing witness to the town’s gruesome past, and the terrible events of 17th Century Witch trials, hellish beings pursue them relentlessly. Trapped in Little Hope they try to figure out the motivation of these demonic apparitions before the evil forces at work drags each of their souls to hell.”
The COVID-19 crisis has also affected many other games. Developers for Mafia: Definitive Edition stated yesterday (July 7) that the game would be delayed for a month. Path Of Exile 2’s beta has also been pushed to 2021 due to the pandemic as well.
On the other hand, Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase has stated that the on-going pandemic will not have a “big impact” on the development for part two of the remake.