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.