Here's a fresh glimpse of nautical horror from Until Dawn dev's Dark Pictures Anthology

Spooking up Xbox One, PS4, and PC next year.

'Tis All Hallows' Eve, and Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games is getting into the spirit (!) of things with a suitably spooky new trailer for its upcoming Dark Pictures Anthology - which also introduces us to the series' sinister narrator, otherwise known as The Curator.

Supermassive's Dark Pictures Anthology looks to build on the entertaining template established in its PS4 slasher Until Dawn, and will apparently represent a range of horror sub-genres across its full run. When the series was unveiled earlier this year, Supermassive said it had a possible 39 sub-genres in mind - but admitted that covering them all might "take some time".

Regardless of the number of instalments the Dark Pictures Anthology eventually receives, the intention is to have one constant throughout - a mysterious entity known as The Curator, played by The Crown and Preacher actor Pip Torrens. Here he is now:

Part Rod Serling, part The Crypt-Keeper, Supermassive's Curator is described as "a figure beyond time, chronicling stories of both life and death in his own private compendium as part of a vast repository, containing every story ever told". He's the "omniscient voyeur of our protagonists' progress and choices" and will narrate each entry in the Dark Pictures series.

Supermassive's first Dark Pictures Anthology entry is titled Man of Medan, and follows a group of divers who set out to investigate a rumoured WW2 shipwreck while on holiday. "As the day unfolds, and as a storm rolls in," explains publisher Bandai Namco, "their trip soon turns into something much more sinister. Who will live? Who will die?".

Man Of Medan is due to launch some time next year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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