Man of Medan’s Shawn Ashmore Discusses His Character and Reveals More About the Game

Find out more about Conrad and the rest of the cast of the upcoming title from Supermassive Games.

By Jay Gervais

If you’ve been anxiously waiting for more information regarding Supermassive Games’ Man of Medan, BANDAI Namco Entertainment’s European YouTube channel unveiled the character of Conrad, which is voiced by and in the likeness of actor Shawn Ashmore (X-Men film series).

Ashmore basically describes Conrad as a brash young man who can molded by the player to either carry on with his self-centered goals or become the hero of the game. As you probably know, Man of Medan can be played in many different ways and the choices you either make or abstain from will shape how the narrative unfolds. Fundamentally, it’s similar in spirit to 2015’s Until Dawn, which was also developed by Supermassive Games, and so if you played that title, this one will feel very familiar to you in its presentation.

The video also reveals more regarding the other characters in the game as well. Ashmore talks about Brad (played by Chris Sandiford) and how he’s likely to be a character that audiences will get behind due to his wit and wisdom. Players will be wise to use his resourcefulness when the going gets tough. Another character named Fliss is described by the actor as one who wants to be at the forefront of the group and is motivated by their shared mission to find a rumored World War II wreck in the South Pacific.

Ashmore also talks about Julia (Arielle Palik) and Alex (Kareem Tristan Alleyne), who are apparently so intertwined in their personal relationship with each other that they’re almost distracted from everything else going on. In addition, it’s been established that Alex and Brad are siblings. This should present some interesting dynamics as you progress the story, to say the least.

In Man of Medan, a group set sail on a holiday diving trip in search of a rumored World War II wreckage in the South Pacific. However, as the day unfolds and a life-threatening storm rolls in, their trip soon turns into a battle for survival.

This title is the first entry in a series of standalone cinematic horror games in the Dark Pictures anthology. Players are dropped into a choose-your-own-adventure experience and given the opportunity to unravel the story as they see fit, but the choices that are made may come with both good and bad outcomes, depending on how the narrative ultimately plays out.

Man of Medan releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 30th, 2019. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for updates regarding this title.

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.