If you’ve ever found yourself shouting at the idiocy of characters in a horror film as they walk to their doom, Until Dawn is for you. Sony’s upcoming horror game will let players control characters in what is essentially a classic slasher film made interactive, giving the player the opportunity to finally make the choices that could mean the difference between death and survival.
Sony and developer Supermassive Games have revealed that Until Dawn will arrive on the PlayStation 4 on Aug. 25, as well as that Prison Break and Arrow’s Peter Stormare has joined a cast that includes Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Brett Dalton.
The game will capitalize on the tropes of the horror genre, with the intent being for players to explore the game’s story multiple times. Choices players make are intended to have possibly major implications as time goes on, and characters can die and dramatically alter the course of the story. Whether these changes will be truly meaningful or simply feel superficial will be revealed when the game is released later this summer.