The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, also known simply as Man of Medan, is an upcoming Adventure Game slash Survival Horror developed by Supermassive Games and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, it is supposed to be the first game in an Anthology of horror games called The Dark Pictures. It is scheduled for release at August 30th, 2019 for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.
The story focuses on a group of American adventurers traveling to the South Pacific in search of the wreck of a B-29 Superfortress that crashed just after the end of World War II's War in Asia and the Pacific. While successful in locating the wrecked plane at the bottom of the seabed, they soon end up dealing with supernatural forces onboard a Ghost Ship dating from the same time period. In addition, the group also come under threat from Ruthless Modern Pirates along the way.
This game provides examples of:
- The ghost of the blonde white woman in the announcement trailer initially looks stunning, but at the last second she reveals her true form of being a ghoulish, disheveled hag.
- From the latest trailer, it becomes pretty apparent that the "ballroom" shown is nothing more than a spectacular illusion cast by the malevolent spirits there, as the ship the game is set in is a troop transport, not a luxury liner. As such, when the illusion fades, it's revealed to be a cargo hold full of trucks, weapon and ammunition crates, and the corpses of dead US servicemen.