Dark Pictures Anthology teases next game: Is it about witches?

Man of Medan just released a couple of days ago, but the trailer for the next game in the Dark Pictures Anthology, Little Hope is already out! Is it about witches?

If you spent your Labor Day weekend playing the Until Dawn follow-up, Man of Medan, from Supermassive Games like I did then you saw the awesome teaser trailer for Little Hope.

Man of Medan was the first official release in the planned horror game anthology series titled Dark Pictures. Little Hope will be the second game in the series. So far, we know it will feature a performance from Will Poulter who you’ll recognize Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Ari Aster’s Midsommar.

Beyond Poulter’s casting, the teaser only gives us the briefest taste of what we can anticipate from the next installment. It will be a terrestrial, Stephen King-esque setting as opposed to the sea-faring horror faced in Man of Medan.

In the trailer, we see Poulter’s character and a young woman running terrified through the woods. A creepy child then dances around a campfire with a doll in hand.

Finally, we see a mist-covered road and a sign stating we’re in the town of Little Hope. It looks like this game will follow a traditional horror trope, the small town with a dark past.

I have a theory that Little Hope will be about witches (maybe I’m just hoping it will, but I do have some genuine evidence). For starters, the little girl in the trailer, and her doll seem to be adorned in traditional Puritan garb.

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If that is true, then I think there may have been some clues in Man of Medan hinting at Little Hope’s plot. Early in the game, you can search through some of Julia’s things while onboard the Duke of Milan. You’ll find a book she brought with her.

It’s called Inscrutable Truth (don’t quote me on that but I think that was the title), the book’s summary is about the strife women faced during the Salem witch trials and the Puritan-era of abhorring witchcraft.

There’s no real reason for it to have been in Man of Medan. It offers no story for the game and isn’t brought up again. It makes sense for it to be an easter egg or tease for the next installment.

Frankly, that story possibility entices me far more than the ghost ship story from Man of Medan. I’m looking forward to finding out more about Little Hope.

You can view the teaser trailer for yourself below and see what you think!

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What did you think of Man of Medan? Do you think Little Hope may be about witches? Are you looking forward to checking it out next year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Man of Medan is currently available to buy on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Little Hope will be released in 2020.

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