Senior Series Producer Dan McDonald at Supermassive Games took to the PlayStation Blog to discuss some of the changes and additions they've made to their next upcoming standalone horror title - Little Hope.
The Dark Pictures Anthology allows players to experience new stories, new characters, and new worlds to explore, without having to play the other titles in the series (which is a nice touch). Man of Medan was the first game in the series, and now Little Hope is the second. Since the first game had issues that players were complaining about, SuperMassive wanted to fix them for the sequel.
Check out some of the changes highlighted below:
- we also made some changes to the game mechanics based on community feedback. We always want to repeat our games and certainly take all feedback seriously. So now in some scenes we've given the player more control over the camera. Players will have 360 degree control of the camera, giving them more visibility of their surrounding area and more opportunities to explore the environment.
- We've listened to feedback about Quick Time Events (QTEs) arriving too suddenly – you'll now notice that an icon appears before a QTE, giving you time to prepare and giving you an indication of what kind of action that your character will attempt to do.
- Additionally, in some action scenes we've added dynamic character swapping – giving the player control of a few characters in quick succession, switching back and forth between the two as the action escalates. . This leads to an increased sense of drama and more agency for the player.
- As with all The Dark Pictures games, your characters may live or die based on the choices you make, and the story and outcomes you receive may change drastically based on the decisions you make in-game. This is also true in multiplayer – both players make decisions that impact the same story and change it for both of you. Sometimes you're together, sometimes separated in totally different scenes, but the actions you take will determine the fate of all the characters.
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In addition, Bandai Namco has announced a new special edition of Little Hope, which will delight collectors.
Exclusive to the Bandai Namco store, the special Little Hope bundle will include a copy of the game, a 4-disc steelbook, and a neat accessory from the game called “Mary's Ragdoll” (15 CM). As mentioned above, this edition will be exclusive to the Bandai Namco store, so be sure to pre-order your copy before it sells out. Learn more about the Little Hope Special Bundle here!
The Dark Pictures: Little Hope will be released on October 30, 2022 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. To hold you over, here are 10 minutes of never-before-seen footage from The Dark Pictures: Little Hope. Enjoy and remember to stay spooky!
source: PS Blog