Few people remember it now, but in the 90s of the last century there was such a cult horror series – Alone in the Dark. The first part was released as many as 30 years ago, in 1992, 4 years before the first part of Resident Evil and 7 years before Silent Hill.
After two sequels released at the same time in the 90s, the series was repeatedly tried to be revived in the 2000s, but in vain – Alone in the Dark (2008) and Alone in the Dark: Illumination (2015) received mostly negative reviews. It would seem that the series is finally buried, but “sometimes they come back” – the other day, THQ Nordic announced another reboot of Alone in the Dark (this is the third game with the same name).
The new Alone in the Dark is due out on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and the game will return to the “original source” – the events of the reboot will take place in the same period of time (the beginning of the 20th century), and what’s more – the game will have original characters and the same Derseto estate. The game is developed by Pieces Interactive studio, Mikael Hedberg (the author of SOMA and Amnesia: The Dark Descent) is responsible for the script.
We are promised “classic survival horror” with exploring locations, solving puzzles, and fighting monsters. The new Alone in the Dark has been in development since 2019, the publisher promises to show the game in the coming days at the Gamescom 2022 exhibition, but does not yet name the release date – not even an approximate one.