The producers of Until Dawn are returning to their roots after years of Dark Pictures Anthology games. Supermassive Games and 2K have unveiledThe Quarry, a teen horror title that has you once again deciding the fates of frightened youth. You control nine camp counselors as a night of celebrating the end of summer camp quickly goes sideways — the trailer below hints at a Most Dangerous Game tale where someone appears to be hunting the counselors for sport.
Supermassive is leaning on star power as much as it is familiar narrative-driven game mechanics. The Quarry stars David Arquette (appropriately from Scream), Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and Lance Henriksen (Aliens), not to mention actors from productions like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dollface and Jurassic World. And yes, any character can die. As with Until Dawn and similar games, you’ll have to work hard if you want as many people as possible to survive.
Multiplayer is important, as well. You can have “couch co-op” where people control individual counselors, but you can also have as many as seven people voting on your decisions. While it won’t be quite as pressure-filled as having a Twitch audience decide, it will help you share the thrill ride with friends. And don’t worry if it’s too nerve-wracking. On top of adjustable difficulty levels, there’s a “Movie Mode” that removes the gameplay entirely and even lets you choose how the story plays out.
The Quarry arrives June 10th for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Windows PCs. The gameplay and premise will be more than a little familiar (how many horror movies have summer camps?), but that may be part of the appeal. It’s giving you a chance to “fix” well-worn genre tropes, if just by keeping everyone alive.
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