I’m massively excited to talk to you in the present day about Home of Ashes, the subsequent sport in The Darkish Footage Anthology. We’re delighted that the sport will launch on Xbox One and shall be Optimized for Xbox Sequence X|S; that is our first alternative to offer you a bit of extra element concerning the upcoming sport.
For these of you who don’t know, The Darkish Footage Anthology is a sequence of intense, standalone, branching cinematic horror video games. Every sport is playable in single-player or in two multiplayer modes: two-player on-line Shared Story and as much as 5-player sofa coop Film Evening. In all of the video games, everybody can reside, and everybody can die through the story. It’s all all the way down to the alternatives you make within the sport!
The Anthology has gone from energy to energy and the reactions we’ve obtained from the group to each Man of Medan and Little Hope have been unbelievable. It was particularly thrilling to listen to from the Xbox group and we had an incredible response to Man of Medan turning into obtainable with Xbox Recreation Move earlier this 12 months!
Every sport in The Darkish Footage Anthology is a standalone story, and all of the video games are very completely different. We’ve gone from a ghost ship misplaced within the South Pacific to an deserted city in New England and now to the Zagros Mountains.
Our sport is ready in Iraq, 2003. Because the battle attracts to an in depth, an elite army unit accompanied by CIA subject officer Rachel King is ordered to analyze a suspected underground chemical weapons facility in shadow of the Zagros Mountains.
Arriving on the coordinates, the search get together is ambushed by a neighborhood patrol. In the course of the battle, an earth tremor opens sinkholes within the floor, pitching each side into the ruins of a buried Sumerian temple. Within the darkness beneath the Arabian Desert, one thing evil is woke up. Savage and unstoppable, a nest of historic and unearthly creatures has a brand new prey to hunt…
Every sport in The Darkish Footage Anthology has some foundation in a real-world truth, fiction, or legend and Home of Ashes is actually no completely different. So, let me inform you extra about that historic temple that our heroes have all simply fallen into!
The temple lies on the coronary heart of an space as soon as known as Mesopotamia, an historic land that features what’s now modern-day Iraq. This space was the cradle of civilisation, with written data relationship again virtually six thousand years. The temple on the coronary heart of our sport was constructed by a real-world historic determine, the self-proclaimed god king of the Akkadian empire, Naram-Sin, who reigned round 2250 BC.
Naram-Sin is claimed to have upset the gods and introduced a curse down on his folks by ransacking a temple belonging to Enlil, the god of earth, wind, and storms. The gods introduced conflict, famine, and plague on his kingdom. In our story, Naram-Sin builds this large temple as a peace providing to the gods to elevate the curse, however his pleas fall on deaf ears. Akkad falls, and Naram-Sin’s temple is buried underneath the desert sands… solely to be re-discovered millennia later!
The temple harks again to a distant and violent previous, and as a participant it’s essential to navigate by a labyrinth of historic tunnels and huge opulent halls. As you seek for a way of escape, you quickly grow to be very conscious that you simply’re not the one one down there. Lurking within the shadows is one thing very actual and really, very harmful.
That’s all I can inform you for now, however I hope you’ve loved this transient introduction to Home of Ashes and among the historic parts that make up the sport. We are able to’t look forward to you play it!