The Quarry is a new horror game from Supermassive, the team behind Until Dawn. Here’s everything you need to know about it, including release date, trailers, gameplay, and more.
While Until Dawn wasn’t for everyone, it was an excellent showcase for cinematic storytelling in gaming. Now Supermassive are back with their next horror game, the spooky-looking The Quarry – which is going out of its way to channel Friday the 13th in its promotional material.
This time, The Quarry will star another set of teens in danger, but rather than a cabin in the snow, the game will star a group of summer camp councillors getting picked off one by one. Who lives and who dies will be down to the player and the choices they make.
From a release date to gameplay details, here’s all there is to know about The Quarry.
The Quarry will release on June 10, 2022, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Like Until Dawn, The Quarry will be a cinematic gaming experience where players control various characters, guiding them through intense horror scenarios to progress through a branching story.
The player will be able to make choices that can either save or seal the fate of the survivors, impacting the story for the rest. For example, do you investigate that knocking on the door or run and hide? Either action could have fatal consequences for the character you’re controlling or another.
Expanding on the branched story selections you can make, The Quarry will also offer a passive watching experience based on pre-determined outcomes. Rather than making each individual decision to try and reach a specific end you’ll be able to select that ending from the start and watch the characters play it out.
In a fresh take on the narrative gameplay method, the ‘Director’s Chair’ mode will allow you to pre-select character traits before sending your councilors off into the world to make their choices.
We were lucky enough to get our hands on a preview if you’re interested in the hands-on experience of The Quarry.
The game’s tagline reads: “As the sun sets, the teenage counselors of Hackett’s Quarry throw a party to celebrate. No kids. No adults. No rules.” Which already doesn’t sound good for the nine characters who are likely to meet a gory end.
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Rather than wendigos, the monsters from Until Dawn, this time the teens will be “hunted by blood-drenched locals and something far more sinister.” We suspect they’ll be a few twists before the story is concluded.
The cast includes David Arquette (Scream), Lin Shaye (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), and Justice Smith (Jurassic World).
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