First teased yesterday by developer Supermassive Games and publisher 2K, The Quarry is an “all-new horror experience” from the same team that created Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology. Leaning more into the pulpy, B-movie horror of the former, The Quarry looks to be inspired by the slasher movies of the 80s, particularly Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Set during the last day of Summer Camp at Hackett’s Quarry, the camp counsellors gather together to celebrate with one final blowout. “No kids. No adults. No rules.” If you’ve ever seen a horror movie, you know the good times aren’t going to last long.
2K and Supermassive Games said, “Hunted by blood-drenched locals and something far more sinister, the teens’ party plans unravel into an unpredictable night of horror. Friendly banter and flirtations give way to life-or-death decisions, as relationships build or break under the strain of unimaginable choices.”
The Quarry | Supermassive Games & 2K
Players will take control of each of the nine camp counsellors as they try to survive the night and in true Supermassive Games fashion, any of them can die before the end of the story. As part of the tease of The Quarry, some of the actors who’ve lent their voices and likenesses to the game have been sharing their involvement on Twitter. We can confirm the following stars appear in The Quarry;
- Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Abi
- Brenda Song (The Social Network) as Kaitlyn
- David Arquette (Scream) as Chris
- Ethan Suplee (My Name is Earl) as Bobby
- Evan Evagora (Star Trek: Picard) as Nick
- Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks) as Eliza
- Halston Sage (Paper Towns) as Emma
- Justice Smith (Pokémon Detective Pikachu) as Ryan
- Lance Henriksen (Aliens) as Jed
- Lin Shaye (Insidious) as Constance
- Miles Robbins (Halloween) as Dylan
- Siobhan Williams (UnREAL) as Laura
- Skyler Gisondo (Santa Clarita Diet) as Max
- Ted Raimi (Evil Dead) as Travis
- Zach Tinker (The Young and the Restless) as Jacob
As part of the announcement of The Quarry, Supermassive and 2K have released the official announcement trailer which you can watch below.
Like with other games developed by Supermassive in this interactive movie genre, players will need to make decisions in the heat of the moment which will have far-reaching consequences for the plot and the characters. In an expanded multiplayer mode, Supermassive and 2K have announced that players can go online with up to seven friends “where invited players watch along and vote on key decisions, creating a story shaped by the whole group.”
Local couch co-op is also encouraged, with players choosing a character and controlling them for the duration. Adjustable difficulty and accessibility options have been included to allow players “of any skill level” play and enjoy The Quarry. Supermassive Games has also included a special Movie Mode which lets players choose how they want the story to go and then “kick back, and munch on some popcorn in between all the screams.”
The Quarry is coming to PC, PS4, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and will be available in both standard and deluxe editions. The deluxe edition is only available digitally while the standard edition will be sold at retail. The deluxe edition includes;
- Gorefest option in Movie Mode. Press play, sit back, and indulge in the most gruesome, gory, splatter-filled version of The Quarry. For fans of grindhouse grotesqueries: an abundance of death, dismemberment, and buckets of blood await in this brutal option for Movie Mode.
- Instant access to Death Rewind system. Get instant access to Death Rewind, a retry mechanic that normally unlocks after your first completion of The Quarry. Start the story with three opportunities to reverse a playable character’s death, giving you a chance to alter fate and save them in the process. But with only three retries per playthrough, you’ll have to decide when someone’s life is truly worth saving, and the undoing of one horrible end may lead to another. Choose wisely.
- Horror History Visual Filter Pack. Tailor the aesthetic of The Quarry to your liking by choosing from three cinematic visual filters, each replicating a different era and style of iconic horror filmmaking! Choose from an 8mm-style film grain (Indie Horror), a retro VHS aesthetic (’80s Horror), or the classic black-and-white cinematic filter (Classic Horror).
- ’80s Throwback character outfits. Send the camp counselors’ looks back in time! This retro pack includes new ‘80s-inspired cosmetic character outfits for The Quarry’s playable characters. Note: The ‘80s Throwback Character Outfits will be automatically delivered in-game on or by July 8, 2022.
In great news, it’s been confirmed that anyone who purchases The Quarry on PlayStation or Xbox will gain access to both the current-gen and last-gen versions of the game. However, there won’t be cross-save progression and multiplayer is limited to consoles of the same generation. It’s not clear if there will be cross-platform multiplayer at this stage.
“The Quarry is breaking new ground across interactive storytelling and technology to create a truly visceral teen-horror experience,” stated Director Will Byles. “I can’t wait to see the choices you make, who you’ll save, and who you’re willing to sacrifice!”
“As an interactive narrative experience, The Quarry is a completely different type of game from anything 2K has published in the past,” stated David Ismailer, President at 2K. “We are partnering because Supermassive Games are simply the best at what they do, and we’re huge fans of the studio. The chance to work with one of the great creative minds in our industry doesn’t come often, and we are excited to be on this journey together with The Quarry.”
The Quarry launches for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S on June 10, 2022.