“If you thought summer camp was horrifying already, you ain’t seen nothing yet“
[Update: Supermassive and 2K have officially announced The Quarry for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. It’s going to be in Until Dawn fans’ wheelhouse.]
There’s been a lot of movement at Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology studio Supermassive Games lately. Apart from five new trademarks that give a bit of insight into the future of the latter series, there was also a recent listing for something called The Quarry. Tomorrow, during 2K’s reveal event, we’ll see what’s up. For now, though, there’s a teaser! And a tweet from actor David Arquette about his involvement in the game.
"???? ?????'? ???? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????????." ? Watch the reveal of #TheQuarry, our all-new horror experience published by @2K, coming this Summer.
TOMORROW @ 9am PT | 12pm ET | 4pm GMT?️ https://t.co/5dwC0v2hNS pic.twitter.com/XEtwKbmy27
— Supermassive Games (@SuperMGames) March 16, 2022
The teaser for this new “horror experience” is pretty ominous, as shaken-up camp counselors tell a police officer about “something” jumping out in front of their car, and are then told that they’re not going to “make it” to the quarry — “not tonight.”
Publisher 2K will show off The Quarry at 9:00 a.m. Pacific on March 17, with a countdown currently doing its thing. I’m already intrigued by the summer camp setup.
While we broadly know what to expect from the Dark Picture Anthology going forward, The Quarry is an interesting prospect — how will Supermassive differentiate it from the horror adventures created under Bandai Namco? Or will it be more of that cinematic formula? Hey, I’m not complaining. I like even the weakest of these games; the cheese is fun.
Apart from Arquette, there are also “Hey, I’m in this!” tweets from Lance Henriksen, Ted Raimi, Ethan Suplee, and Zach Tinker. Who else?
Between The Quarry and The Dark Pictures Anthology — which has trademarks out for The Craven Man, O Death, Directive 8020, Intercession, and Winterfold, to say nothing of the fully announced The Devil in Me — Supermassive sure has its future mapped out.
Even if the quality isn’t as consistent as I’d like, no one else is really going for it like this in the genre, and they’ve clearly got the pipeline, so I’m down for more.
I don’t trust that moon, though.