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Upcoming Video Game The Quarry Puts Life and Death in the Players' Hands

The latest release from Supermassive Games sees big Hollywood talent on the chopping block at a deadly summer camp.

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If you were half as obsessed with the 2015 horror survival video game Until Dawn as I was, then you'll be thrilled to hear about The Quarry. After the wild success of Until Dawn, British video game developer Supermassive Games launched The Dark Pictures Anthology series, including the titles Man of Medan, Little Hope, and House of Ashes so far. And while these games harkened back to the tense decision making and visceral terror of Until Dawn, they were a much more condensed experience. The Quarry, however, seems to be more in line with the depth and production value of Until Dawn.

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In upstate New York, late summer means that the season at Hackett's Quarry summer camp has come to an end. It also means that the teen counselors who have toiled away taking care of kids and following the adult's rules now have one final night all to themselves. So of course they throw a party. But their night of freedom and fun quickly takes a turn for the worse as they find themselves hunted by blood-drenched locals—and something far more wicked. Friendships and flirtations take a back seat to life and death, and the bonds they've forged over the summer may just break under the pressure.

Until Dawn was packed full of notable names from Hollywood, with the in-game characters reflecting their likeness. Unlike The Dark Picture Anthology series, which for the most part stuck to one big star and a slew of stock characters, The Quarry has returned to a star-studded roster. Most notable in this upcoming game is David Arquette (Scream), who's cast as Chris, the owner, operator, and stand-in father of Hackett's Quarry summer camp. The camp counselors include Laura (Siobhan Williams, Deadly Class), Max (Skyler Gisondo, Santa Clarita Diet), Abigail (Ariel Winter, Modern Family), Kaitlyn (Brenda Song, Dollface), Nick (Evan Evagora, Fantasy Island), Emma (Halston Sage, Goosebumps), Ryan (Justice Smith, Detective Pikachu), Dylan (Miles Robbins, Daniel Isn't Real), and Jacob (Zach Tinker, American Horror Story).

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In the game, you'll have the chance to play as each of the nine camp counselors. Every choice players make will shape the unique story, having far reaching consequences you can't imagine. Any character can rise to be the star of the show—and any character can die at the hands of horrors. But you don't have to face it all alone. You can have seven friends join you in online play to watch the story unfold and vote on key decisions to shape the story together, or you can play as a party in a co-op experience where each player picks a counselor to control.

The adjustability of the difficulty makes the gameplay accessible to all levels of gamers. And if you're someone who'd just rather watch the terrors unfold, you can set The Quarry to Movie Mode and enjoy it as a cinematic thriller.

With a pre-order available now, The Quarry is set to release on June 10th. While you wait, check out the heart-pounding trailer below!