The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Gets Surprise Launch on Switch; Not a Cloud Version but Runs at 24fps

Publisher Bandai Namco has just released The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan on Switch. The first title on Supermassive Games’ horror series was originally released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One back in 2019, with later ports to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2022.

Man of Medan tells the story of five people hanging around to do some diving. After a specific incident, they end up in a ship in the middle of the South Pacific. Are there ghosts or some other supernatural phenomena? The old ship definitely looks like it hides some secrets.

Players can either enjoy the perspectives of all characters on single player mode or enjoy its narrative in multiplayer. The local mode allows for up to five people to take turns controlling the cast and seeing how their actions affect other people. Meanwhile online mode has two players cooperating from afar if both have the Switch Online Membership.

Besides the main story, Curator’s Cut and an extra Chapter called Flooded, the game should offer various quality of life changes, such as: difficulty settings, QTE warnings, improved UI & interactions, and wider accessibility options like adjusting the size of subtitles.

However, the eShop page also warns that the game runs at 24fps. That’s still better than running it on cloud for most players around the world though, at least. If you want to know a little more about the game, check out our review.

Here’s the launch trailer for the Switch version of The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan:

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Ivanir Ignacchitti

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