Supermassive Games explains that the second game in its horror anthology will have to be delayed because of the coronavirus. It was scheduled for summer.
Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive Games, has announced through his social networks that the studio’s next game, Little Hope, is delayed due to the coronavirus and the complications it has caused for the production process. The title is the second installment of the horror anthology The Dark Pictures and was slated for summer, just like its predecessor, which premiered on August 30. Samuels has not wanted to give a new release date, although he estimates that the game will be out by the end of the year, and he has explained the reasons for the delay through an official statement. In it, he assures that his priority has been to keep the team safe, which includes actors and other collaborators from outside the studio with whom, due to the restrictions and dangers of the pandemic, it has been very difficult to agree and coordinate.
A Little Hope update. pic.twitter.com/n0PBjLCMOr
— Supermassive Games (@SuperMGames) June 11, 2020
What’s New in Little Hope
At MeriStation we were able to test The Dark Pictures: Little Hope last April, when we echoed that it has significantly improved both the control of the camera and the transition between scenes. This new installment of the anthology has experienced a new graphic push and adds improvements that seem anecdotal, but would have come in handy in the first, such as contextual warnings on stage and an icon that warns of when a quick time event is approaching. This time the story (based on real events) takes us to an abandoned New England town where, by chance, a group of teenagers just happened to be passing by. These will be trapped there and will soon meet the particular and terrifying inhabitants of the region.
The cast of The Dark Pictures: Little Hope is once again headed by all kinds of Hollywood faces and names, just as it happened in both the previous one and its spiritual predecessor, Until Dawn. Inspired by movies like Blair Witch, It Follows, Hellraiser, and The Omen, it aims to beat the first installment, Man of Medan, which scored 7.5 on MeriStation’s review.