The Dark Pictures: Little Hope gets an appropriately spooky release date

Supermassive Games has announced that the second episode in its eight-part Dark Pictures Anthology will be out October 30. Little Hope was supposed to release this Summer, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the studio had to delay the game's release. Check out the cinematic trailer above showing all sorts of spooky shenanigans you'll have to face. 

Little Hope is the follow-up to Man of Medan but has a completely different story focus. It's shifted from ghostly ships to an old town in New England with a sinister history of witchcraft. 

Luckily you won't have to play alone. Just like with Man of Medan, Little Hope has a single-player theatrical cut, a two-player shared story mode, and a 2-5 player offline movie night mode. Look forward to plenty of story-driven decision making and and a few cruel jumpscares.

Little Hope can be bought as a stand-alone episode or as part of a bundle. There's The Dark Pictures Anthology collection, too, which includes both games, pins, a world map cloth, and a 4-disc steel book. The Little Hope Collector's edition, meanwhile, has the previously mentioned items plus a (very creepy) ragdoll. Players who pre-order Little Hope will have early access to a Curator's cut with previously unavailable scenes. 

Rachel Watts

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.