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The Dark Pictures: The Devil In Me Release Date, Trailer And Gameplay - What We Know So Far

"The Dark Pictures Anthology" began with "Man of Medan" back in 2019, and since then, Supermassive Games has continued to build on the series. While the inaugural entry received mixed reviews, "Little Hope" was generally considered a significant improvement by critics, and "House of Ashes" built on that success with another solid experience. Now, the first season of the series is drawing to a close with "The Devil in Me."


This time, fans will help determine the fate of a group of documentarians as they explore a recreation of H.H. Holmes' infamous "murder hotel." Holmes' was a real-life serial killer who built a hotel in Chicago to lure his victims. In "The Devil in Me," a film crew will seek to explore the hotel's gruesome history and face the possibility of becoming a part of it.

Basing this entry on a real-life killer is a new twist on the series and transforms "The Devil in Me" from just another entry in "The Dark Pictures Anthology" into a game inspired by real, creepy events. Fans of horror, and this series, have plenty to look forward to while exploring this disturbing recreation and uncovering its murderous secrets. The real question is, what else is known about the game? And when can players expect to get their hands on it?


Is there a release date for The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me?

Fortunately, fans won't have to wait much longer to get their hands on "The Devil in Me." While the game's official website doesn't offer a release date, publisher Bandai Namco has its own page for the game, which provides a release date of November 18, 2022. Pre-orders are already available.


Gamers will be able to grab either the standard or Collector's Edition. Further, as revealed on Twitter, fans in the E.U. can opt to purchase the Volume 2 Edition, which includes physical editions of both "The Devil in Me" and "House of Ashes" along with plenty of extra goodies. It has yet to be revealed if U.S. players will have access to a similar bundle at a later date.

Whichever edition a player chooses, there are plenty of options for how to play. The game will be available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Is there a trailer for The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me?

Supermassive Games has released three trailers for the game so far. First, fans got an announcement trailer that featured a narrator talking about murder in a disturbingly reverent way while clips of victims and other creepy images appeared on the screen.


Next, a story trailer laid out the plot of the game. Filmmakers are lured to a model of Holmes' "castle" by a mysterious, wealthy benefactor only to discover (surprise) that all is not as it seems. The castle is full of secret passages, hidden doors, and traps, and there's someone else in the building stalking the crew and controlling the various mechanisms encountered.

Finally, Supermassive Games got in on the fun at this year's Gamescom by releasing a trailer that looks at some of the new features in the game. While brief and light on details, it did hint at new puzzles, an inventory system, and more complex movement.

Notably, none of these trailers featured the enigmatic Curator of Stories, who has appeared in each installment thus far. Still, given that he's the de facto host of "The Dark Pictures Anthology," it wouldn't be a shock to see him show up before the end.


What is the gameplay like in The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me?

"The Devil in Me" looks to feature gameplay similar to the other entries in the series. Fans should expect a mix of interactive drama and survival horror as they control multiple characters to make decisions that impact a branching narrative.


In addition to these established features, movement will see a bit of an overhaul and allow more opportunities to run, jump or vault over certain obstacles. This entry will also introduce a few new mechanics, like the debut of player inventory and interactive puzzles.

"The Devil in Me" boasts a story filled with over seven hours of content, giving players plenty of time to acclimate to the new and reworked features. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until November before they can take all the scares the title promises. That said, there are plenty of other entries in "The Dark Pictures Anthology" to tide players over while they wait.