As you progress further in House of Ashes, you’ll discover the 13th and final premonition. Following the mechanics from previous titles in The Dark Pictures Anthology, this will also give you a glimpse into the next game in the series. Here’s our House of Ashes guide to help you with The 13th premonition and The Devil In Me game.
Note: For more information, check out our guides and features hub for The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes. Likewise, you can take a look at our full Theatrical Cut walkthrough, as well as our main guide for all the other premonitions in the game. Lastly, please be reminded that this guide contains spoilers.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes guide – The 13th premonition and The Devil In Me
Where to find the 13th premonition in House of Ashes
The 13th premonition in House of Ashes is called Hotel. You’ll find it once you reach a chamber in the Strange Aeons chapter. This stone tablet is on a wooden crate.
Note: The playable character I had during my Theatrical Cut run is Rachel. However, it’s possible for her to die before you reach this point.
What’s depicted by the Hotel 13th premonition
The Hotel premonition cutscene first shows a lighter. The camera pans out, revealing that it’s actually held by a mannequin. The fire torches the place, burning a character who looks a bit like John (Little Hope). Another character, who seems to be using the same facial model as Fliss (Man of Medan), looks on in horror.
The first comparison that comes to mind is the Saw franchise. There’s a mannequin with a trap, and someone ends up dead if they fail.
The Curator’s take and The Devil In Me (the next Dark Pictures game)
We know that the next game in The Dark Pictures Anthology is The Devil In Me. It was originally reported that Supermassive Games filed for a trademark, which also shows the logo (i.e., a stylized “V” with a magnifying glass). This is not to be confused with another trademark for a different Dark Pictures game called Switchback.
This is also alluded to after you complete House of Ashes. The Curator chides you for your efforts, and he leaves you with the following statements:
- He’ll see you next time in a place that’s “more homely.”
- He peruses his library and thumbs through several books. One of these has the stylized V icon with a magnifying glass.
- He adds that wherever it may be, he’s sure that you will “find it extremely hard to leave.”
Looks like we’ll venture into H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle
Based on the above clues, my guess is that we’ll venture into the Murder Castle in Chicago (or something inspired by it). The establishment was originally built as a hotel in preparation for the 1893 World’s Fair. However, its proprietor, Herman Webster Mudgett, alias H.H. Holmes, had more sinister plans for it.
The hotel’s first floor operated as a storefront, but other areas were filled with labyrinthian hallways that led nowhere, as well as hidden trapdoors and pits. Holmes also had soundproof rooms, torture chambers, dissection labs, and crematoriums to dispose of his victims. All in all, the notorious serial killer confessed to 27 murders, though there may have been more crimes that were never reported.
As for in-game clues:
- There’s a newspaper clipping outside the factory in Little Hope that talks about the 1893 World’s Fair.
- A limited-edition map has the stylized V icon somewhere close to Lake Michigan. If The Devil In Me takes place in the present day, then we might see a serial killer who’s recreating Holmes’ depraved acts.
- Speaking of recreating these heinous crimes, you can check out a newspaper seen in our secrets guide. It talks about a serial killer named Manny Sherman who has just been executed. It’s just a guess, but perhaps this person is trying to copy his “idol” H.H. Holmes.
- H.H. Holmes has been quoted as saying: “I was born with the devil in me.”
- He’s been referred to as “The Devil in the White City” and is the subject of various books.
- Lastly, finding it “hard to leave” a place is somewhat similar to a part of the lyrics in “Hotel California,” a song by The Eagles — “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.” So, yes, we’re going to enter a hotel filled with countless dangers and possible deaths.
Note: There was no teaser trailer for The Devil In Me that played after House of Ashes‘ end credits (it’s probably because I was playing a review build). We’ve tried to clarify this matter with the studio, but we haven’t heard back. However, you can watch the teaser trailer below from YouTuber BigDaddyJende:
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes is available via Steam.